The Bath Vegan Festival, a first for the historic city, will be held at the Pavilion this weekend. It will host over 60 vegan stalls and aim to inspire those who are wondering about the vegan lifestyle.
Vendors at the event range from VDogs American-style vegan hot dogs, to Hempish clothing, to Chaaboo’s tea soaps. Jewellery, arts and crafts and vegan makeup will be on sale. As well as this, Greenpeace, Viva! and Bath Hunt Saboteurs will also have stalls, and will be available all day for guests to talk to.
Organiser Victoria Bryceson from Vegan Events UK said: “With the vegan lifestyle really starting to go mainstream, there’s a massive demand for vegan-friendly events.” She told Somerset Live that the festival intends to ‘educate and inform everyone’ about veganism and “offer support to anybody who would like it.”
Not only this, but the event is partnering with animal welfare charities and seeking to help the homeless. After the festival, food vendors will be asked to donate any surplus food, which will then be distributed among the local homeless.
The festival will take place from 10:30am until 4:30pm on Saturday 28th July, at the Pavilion on the North Parade Road. Tickets are £3 per person (although under 16s go free!) and VIP tickets, with fast track entry and goodie bags, are available at £15.
For more information about the event, visit the Facebook page (@BathVeganFestival).