VegFest Houston 2011 - The Premier Vegan Festival of Texas!
VegFest Houston 2011 was a huge success, attracting over 800 attendees! Watch for VegFest Houston 2012 coming next June! Vegan Society of PEACEpresents:
1st Annual "VegFest Houston" on Saturday, June 11, 2011
The theme for our VegFest Houston Vegan Community Festivalis: "Promoting an ethical, compassionate and sustainable world for all". We are pleased to present our vegan festival in the nation's 4th largest city!
This year's festival is dedicated in loving memory of our friend Shirley Wilkes-Johnson, who was a member and supporter of Vegan Society of PEACE.
*Applications for vegan vendors and exhibitors are available by invitation only due to limited space. All booth spaces are currently full with a waiting list. Some sponsorship packages are still available -- please contact us for information and requirements. *All food vendors must have the appropriate Houston food handler permits and insurance. Vegan Society of PEACE reserves the right to refuse any exhibitor/vendor applications for any reason. *Please be observant of tow-away zones and "no parking" signs when parking in the Historic Montrose District. Most parking will require walking several blocks to the venue, so plan accordingly.
VEGFEST HOUSTON FESTIVAL SPONSORS:
Featured Local Musicians and Bands:
Come rock out with some of Houston's best bands like The BluuNotes, Chase Hamblin, Tyagaraja, Poopy Lungstuffing and Hare Krishna Jiv Jago! The VegFest Music Tent will also feature CD samplings from The Wheel Workers. Several of the talented musicians in our featured bands are Veg!!!
Mamiko Matsuda, Ph.D.: International health expert and publisher of numerous books, Houston Health Association and Natural Hygiene Network President, contributing author for theT. Colin Campbell Foundation, translated the world famous books Fit For Life and The China Study into Japanese.
Anuj Arun Shah, J.D., Ph.D.: Animal rights and vegan advocate for over 20 years, board member for Vegan Society of PEACE, a host for Vegan World Radio on KPFT Houston, served on the boards of both the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and Animal Rights Hawaii, currently a member of both the Texas State Bar and the Houston Bar Association's Animal Law Sections, as well as the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Steve Tschirhart: Vegan athlete and ethical vegan advocate, Director of Outreach for Vegan Society of PEACE and dedicated volunteer, a year-round marathon and triathlon competitor who recently competed in the Ironman Texas Triathlon.
Michael Burge: Houston healing foods advocate and author ofThe Real Cure for Arthritis, evolved from vegetarian to vegan and is now transitioning to raw vegan, enjoys sharing common sense ideas about the healing properties of raw vegan foods.
Houston Vegan Food Vendors:
Exhibitors, Nonprofits, Community Organizations and Vendors:
*All booths are currently full. Sponsorships are still being accepted. If you have a vegan/animal rights/eco/peace business or organization that wishes to sponsor this year's festival, please contact us or call 832-3030-VEG. Your logo ad will be placed on our website and festival programs.
We wish to thank in advance the many wonderful VOLUNTEERS from the Vegan Society of PEACE who are making this educational community festival possible! We also express our gratitude to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church/Pecore Hall for hosting our festival this year, and to all in Houston who are supporting this!