Asheville VeganFest is expanding in so many exciting, new ways this year, including the addition of innovative programming designed especially for vegan children, teens, and their families!
Vegan and vegfests are communal celebrations of compassionate living and a place to connect with like-minded folks. Many of us who attend vegan festivals across the country and comprise the vegan, animal rights, and social justice communities are parents! Children present at such events often share the same ideals as their parents, and are the future vanguards of the animal rights, vegan, and social justice movements. It’s typical for these incredible kids to connect with their peers casually, perhaps admiring t-shirts at vendor stalls, learning about sanctuaries represented, or enjoying a delicious vegan meal together. However, there is rarely space or programming designed specifically with these awesome souls in mind!
After attending many of these events representing our own non-profit, Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary, and witnessing vegan kids speak passionately about their choices to be vegan, we decided that Asheville VeganFest 2018 needed to honor, celebrate, and facilitate activities specifically for these brave and brilliant kids and teens.
We are thrilled to announce the inclusion of programming designed especially for vegan children, teens, and families, including:
Asheville VeganFest is in its fourth and best year. We’re growing in several important ways, including hosting a broad, diverse mix of A-list speakers and a great lineup of nighttime entertainment! We’re expecting over 15,000 visitors throughout the course of Asheville VeganFest weekend, so make your plans to join us today!