The 10th annual VegfestUK festival at London Olympia National is taking place weekend November 18th 19th 2023 and celebrating all things vegan and plant based under one roof. “The first event we did was 20 years ago now - back in 2003. At the time it seemed like a good excuse for a proper good party - not a lot has changed there 20 years on!” Says Tim Barford VegfestUK founder.
“When we first started 20 years ago a lot of the vegan products were very niche and our shows were the best place to get things like vegan cream cakes - they didn't exist outside of the events. Our shows still have the most fabulous collection of independent traders and artisan goods, something the supermarkets will never quite achieve.”
Join VegfestUK for an extravaganza of food, shopping, presentations, panels and workshops covering all aspects of veganism and plant based lifestyles.
There are talks aimed at people new to the idea of plant based living whilst satisfying every seasoned vegans dreams with a plethora of fabulous vegan options ensuring a terrific day out for everyone. “The star of the show is the food, almost undoubtedly’ state the organisers ‘and visitors will be truly spoilt for choice by so many different options to try – not only some fabulous street food caterers and an abundance of vegan cakes, doughnuts and baked goods, but also some terrific sampling to choose from, including vegan cheeses and chocolate.
Some fantastic independent vegan traders present too with some really interesting lifestyle options, all of them plant based, proving beyond doubt that this compassionate lifestyle choice is both affordable and accessible – and very tasty!”
“And there’s plenty for everyone this year” enthuse the organizers “and a particular emphasis on 2 key areas – welcoming along people who are new to plant based options, and a big focus on ‘movement unity’ and collaboration from the principle charities and campaign groups in evidence.”
“It’s the abundance of food and lifestyle options plus some really uplifting people and a fantastic vegan community vibe, coupled with some interesting informative and uplifting talks that seems to tip the balance for a lot of our visitors and we’re thrilled.”
”Vegfest exists to help people see the ease and accessibility, the variety and the joy of so many plant based options - and some truly remarkable people too - it's always been a unique mix of fun and games, good food and music and some truly groundbreaking ethics. 20 years ago we used to say 'we do parties, not issues' - true to say these days we do both.”
Tickets available via website (see link above).
Tickets are reasonably priced at £8 (day) and £12 (weekend) and are currently on Buy One Get One Half Price too making an affordable day out for nearly everyone. Plus there’s free gifts on entry and a whole load of samples and special offer to be had from the myriad of plant based producers and suppliers at the show.
VegfestUK London at Olympia National is the UK’s biggest indoor vegan event, featuring up to 120 exhibitors and 6,000 visitors over 2 days. Now in its 10th year at Olympia London, VegfestUK London began life in 2013 and immediately became the UK central flagship event.