1998 was the year of the first London Vegan Festival. It was the first of its kind, celebrating all things vegan. There had been other vegan fairs and festivals in London before, but none promoted as 100% vegan. The event was attended by about 1000 people.
Move forward to 2017, and we now have a multitude of vegan festivals taking place throughout the UK. In London alone there seems to be a vegan festival every month. So why attend Vegfest London when there are so many to choose from?
The answer is simple: It’s the biggest and the best!
With an expected turnout of over 13,000 people over two days, the event will consist of up to 300 stalls, a Vegan Food Village with 23 global caterers, cookery classes, and numerous talks and presentations.
There will be a Vegan Health Summit, a Vegan Athletes Summit, Easy Veganism sessions, an Animal Rights Summit, a Radical Veganism corner (Saturday only), an Environment, Food & Sustainability Summit (Sunday only), a Vegan Comedy Corner, a Cinema, an Activists Corner, a Living Raw Zone, a Teen Zone, a Mature Zone, a Kids Area, Live Music, an Art of Compassion Exhibition, plus VegfestUK's Award Ceremony for 2017 celebrating the vegan heroes and heroines of the year.
I'll be giving a presentation on the Sunday at 2pm in the Mature Zone about the London Vegan social scene and give suggestions on the best places to eat vegan food in London. The talk is open to all - you don't need to be 'mature' to come along!
Vegfest London takes place at Olympia, London on October 21st and 22nd October 2017
The event is open 11am - 6pm on Saturday and 10am - 5pm on the Sunday in the West and Central Halls on Level 1 and the Conference Centre on Level 3
Advance tickets (day tickets) are £12 for adults and £8 for concessions* + booking fees - advance tickets are available to buy now
Tickets on the gate (day tickets) are £15 for adults and £10 for concessions*. Kids under 16 can enter for free as long as they are accompanied by adult
Hope to see you there!
* Please note that tickets on the gate are limited in quantity and are subject to availability depending on advance ticket sales, so those who are travelling to London specifically for this event are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance.
* Those buying concessions tickets are required to bring suitable ID for verification of their concessions status on the gate.