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DC VegFest 2018 – Washington, DC

September 15, 2018


DC VegFest, the East Coast’s Largest Vegan Festival, Returns to Yards Park.

Free Event Welcomes Vegans, Pre-Vegans, Dogs, Kids.­ Compassion Over Killing is proud to present DC VegFest 2018 on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11am – 6pm in the nation’s capital. DC VegFest is a free festival of food, music, education, inspiration, and fun hosted outdoors at DC’s beautiful Yards Park.

More than 20,000 festival-goers – vegans and pre-vegans alike – are expected to explore the many joys and flavors of plant-based foods, as well as discover how leaving meat off our plates helps to protect our health, the planet, and animals.

  • FREE admission
  • FREE food samples
  • The first 1,000 attendees receive a FREE tote bag full of samples and coupons!
  • More than 130 vendors
  • Beer garden
  • Live music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Presentations from renowned authors and celebrities
  • More than 15,000 attendees
  • Kids’ activity area
  • Since this is an outdoor event, leashed dogs are welcome! We have a Barking Lot so dogs can have shade and a drink.

This event features renowned speakers and expert chefs whipping up culinary creations on the main stage; a Kids’ Zone with interactive activities; live entertainers in the music tent; more than 130 vendors (many of which offer free food samples); a beer garden, and so much more. Dogs are welcome (must be leashed) in our shaded Barking Lot.

“DC VegFest is a fun, free, and flavorful way to discover the many benefits of choosing plant-based foods for our health, the planet, and animals,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Now in its tenth year with tens of thousands of people joining us, Compassion Over Killing is excited to help put vegan eating on the map in the nation’s capital”.

Delicious plant­-based cuisine will be dished out by dozens of restaurant and food vendors, with free samples galore to tempt your taste buds. More than 100 nonprofit and commercial exhibitors will also be setting up shop for the day.

Location: Intersection of N St. SE & First St. SE Washington, DC. Outdoors at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Lot H/I, across from Nationals Park.
Metro: DC VegFest is located one block from the Navy Yard Metro station on the green line. Board or transfer to the green line and get off at the Navy Yard station. The M St./New Jersey Ave exit is directly across from the venue, though either exit from the station is within walking distance to the festival.


September 15, 2018
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Yards Park, DC
Intersection N St. SE & First St. SE
Washington DC, WA United States
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