Our second annual VegFest is organized by a team of dynamic volunteers from the nonprofit organization Michiana VegFest, Inc. This will be a large event open to the public, free of charge. Our first festival was held at the University of Notre Dame and attracted 3,000 visitors! In 2019, we will offer a much larger venue.
Vegfests are increasingly popular around the country and around the world to promote plant-based eating and living for health, sustainability, and animal welfare. Our VegFest will include known speakers and chefs, several from our area. We will also have many vendors offering food and other products, and a fun-filled kids’ activities area, in addition to live music at a special performance by The Bergamot Duo.
Our mission is to bring together our northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan communities to explore an array of exciting flavors and options in the vastly expanding plant-based eating world. By sharing new vegan products and services and providing speakers, we promote plant-based diets for health, compassion and environmental conservation. We encourage everyone to make healthy food choices for their own lives and to support our local vegan-friendly businesses and organizations.
Michiana is increasingly vegan-friendly with supportive restaurants and businesses in South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart, Goshen, Michigan City, Fort Wayne, Niles, Berrien Springs, Three Oaks, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, and Kalamazoo, to name only a few in Indiana and Michigan.
Michiana enjoys two active Meetup groups, VegMichiana Meetup in the South Bend area and Kalamazoo Meetup; two thriving Facebook groups, VegMichiana and Vegans of Michiana. Our region offers great resources for vegans, vegetarians and those curious about making the transition as well as an active, vibrant and supportive plant-based community. Our VegFest will bring them all together.
How to Register
The event is free and open to all. Please register for free on Eventbrite by going to our website, https://michianavegfest.org, and clicking on the link, or by going directly to Eventbrite's website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michiana-vegfest-2019-tickets-54735340878