Triangle Vegfest is coming back to Durham with more vendors than ever to accommodate growing interest in plant-based diets and lifestyles. Saturday will consist of a series of panels and lectures and Sunday will feature hundreds of food, clothing, and other vegan and animal welfare vendors from all over the country. Ethiopian food from Florida, soul food from South Carolina, veggie dogs from Maryland plus local favorites, Soul Cocina, Earth to Us, Taylor Street Sweets. There will be everything from clothing to skincare and a variety of information from animal welfare nonprofits. Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, one of the largest farm animal rescues in the region, is presenting at this year’s Vegfest.
The festival is free with suggested donation of $5, and the first 200 in line will receive a goodie bag with coupons and samples. Part of Foster Street will be closed to accommodate more vendors and festival goers than years past. In addition to vendors, there will be speakers and cooking demos Saturday and Sunday at the Durham Armory and Durham Convention Center.
The speaker schedule is as follows: Saturday 10am – 11am: Body Shaming Panel with JL Fields and Andy Tabar 11:15am - 12:15pm: Bad Ass Vegan with John Lewis 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Gene Baur 1:45pm - 2:45pm: Leilani Münter 3pm – 3:45pm: Queenie 4 – 5:30pm - Sanctuary Panel with Lenore Braford, Denise Bitz, and Kayla Rae Worden Sunday 11:30 – 12:30 – Kat Moss Mendenhall Riders 12:45 – 1:45 – Nelson Campbell 2 – 3 – Ron Labez Gandiza 3:15 – 4:15 – Dr. Janardhan Srinivasan