5th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest Brings Healthy, Family-Friendly Fun to Downtown Tampa
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 –The Tampa Bay area’s only vegetarian/vegan festival returns to downtown Tampa Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 5th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest is a free event featuring guest speakers; healthy living and eco-friendly vendors; a children’s area; live music; animal adoptions; and delicious vegan food. Leashed companion animals are welcome.
Speaking at Veg Fest 2014 will be:
Chef AJ, who melds comedy, cooking instruction, nutritional advice, and just plain fun as she guides others toward health and healing through a plant-based diet.
Mary R. (Clifton) Wendt, MD, a doctor of internal medicine who knocked out her own pre-diabetes by switching to a plant-based diet, and the co-founder of the healthy weight-loss program Get Waisted.
Mark Wendt, MS, LPC, a barefoot runner and nationally recognized expert on vegan exercise.
David and Sherry Orcutt, owners of the popular Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center of Plant City, Florida, and pioneering educators on the simplicity and healthfulness of a plant-based diet.
Gretchen Primack, a widely published poet and animal advocate, who co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals with Jenny Brown, founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Geoff Palmer, a champion bodybuilder and the CEO and founder of the Clean Machine, a vegan sports nutrition supplement company.
Veg Fest will again be held at downtown Tampa’s Cotanchobee Ft. Brooke Park at 601 Old Water Street. Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage at 301 Channelside Drive. In keeping with the event’s sustainability goals, this year Veg Fest will be introducing a free bicycle valet service. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend.
Veg Fest is presented by Florida Voices for Animals, a Tampa Bay-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal-advocacy organization that raises awareness of animal issues and educates individuals about how to make compassionate choices for animals. FVA also provides information about plant-based diets as a way to improve health while helping animals and the environment.
For further information, visit www.tampabayvegfest.org or www.facebook.com/TBVegFest, or contact Diane Koon at (727) 656-8368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.