Bristol Vegfest 2013

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By alanyst at 00:35 on 08/11/12

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VegfestUK Bristol will be celebrating its tenth birthday in style in 2013 with a 3 day festival in central Bristol on May 24th 25th 26th.
Previous events have seen up to 25,000 visitors to what is now officially the world's biggest veggie event, and the 2013 show looks even bigger and better than before, with bigger headliners promised, and an extended kids area and a 3rd sound system in place alongside the usual mix of stalls, caterers, cookery demos, talks, films and entertainment.
Past headliners have seen the likes of Finley Quaye, Roots Manuva and Ms Dynamite grace the main stage and the organisers have promised something special for their tenth birthday bash, with Bristol set to witness its biggest all star lineup for a long time. And the Kids area continues to grow with the addition of an art and crafts area, a chill out space for mums and babies, and a 2 day series of kids cookery classes and workshops.
The event first took place back in 2003 at The Watershed with 1500 visitors and 40 stalls, but the rise in interest in all things healthy has seen the event grow steadily year after year to reach its current size - and crowds are predicted to continue to grow as more and more stalls appear each year, each offering unique new products to an already busy marketplace.
But it's not only veggies that fuel the numbers that visit VegfestUK Bristol every year - it's the rise of the meat reducers that is making the biggest difference to numbers. 'More and more people are looking to reduce their meat and dairy consumption without actually going veggie,' says organiser Tim Barford, 'and VegfestUK events are perfect for people like this. Meat and dairy reducers will find a whole load of tempting new pleasures to replace their current dietary choices and will walk away with the information and the products to enable them to maintain a diet rich in plant based options. You don't necessarily have to go veggie to enjoy the benefits of the plant based lifestyle - just reduce your meat and dairy intake and choose more plant based options. Simple.'
The event starts at 5pm on Friday May 26th through to 11pm for the tenth birthday party, and then continues 11am - 11pm Saturday and 11am - 9pm Sunday. Admission is £2 before £5pm, and £5 after 5pm (Kids under 14 & OAP's £1/£2)
VegfestUK also runs another big veggie event in Brighton every year (March 16th 17th 2013) - see for details. Vegfest is also coming to London on October 5th and 6th 2013 - details to follow in mid-December 2012 on the website
For more information please visit the website or email

Date: Friday, May 24, 2013

Repeats: Every Day until Sunday, May 26, 2013

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