The 4th annual Lowcountry VegFest is coming up on Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 5pm at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The festival is a fun event with celebrity speakers Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Grey. Colleen, from Oakland, CA, is a thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully and is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster, and award-winning author of seven books. Grey is one of the hottest emerging artists at the intersection between activism, urban style & hip hop in Atlanta, GA. Day.
The park will be filled with over 70 sponsors and vendors who will be offering food, drinks, education and services. Culinary tents will offer a wide sampling of vegan delights. For the children there will be face-painting, fairy hair, a bounce house with slide, and a playground. A friendly rescued pig will be making a guest appearance from Wallow in the Woods Pig Sanctuary.
A secondary speaker tent will feature five speakers on different topics from affecting state laws for animals, vegan pregnancy and child rearing, the many reasons for choosing a vegan lifestyle, helping children to eat healthier, and a workshop for effective vegan activism. Anonymous for the Voiceless will present a Cube of Truth, a successful and non-aggressive form of animal rights activism.
“Living a vegan lifestyle helps me match my values with my actions. I believe that animals can feel pain and emotions much like we do. I believe we need to quickly and boldly reduce our rate of air, water, and land pollution. And I believe that taking great care of my body and is the greatest gift I can give to those I love and those who love me. Choosing to eat plants and not supporting institutions that use animals for entertainment, experimentation, goods, or labor helps me live my values,” shares Vegfest founder Carla Golden.
The mission of Lowcountry VegFest is to foster justice and compassion for all living beings on a healthy planet. A wholesome plant-based diet and vegan living have collective positive impact on the lives of animals, the lives of people, individual and public health outcomes, and environmental resource conservation. Free swag bags will be given away to the first 200 event attendees. The event is open to the public and entry is free, although the donation of one non-perishable, non-expired vegan food item to donate to Sandalwood Community Food Pantry in lieu of an event entrance fee is recommended. Sandalwood will be collecting these donations at their booth just beyond the welcome table. Great ideas are: pasta, rice, beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, boxed plant-based milk, crackers, peanut butter, jam or jelly, condiments, oatmeal, dried fruit, nuts, marinara, and grits.
To learn more about the Lowcountry VegFest 2019 sponsors, vendors, exhibitors, speakers, band, donors, parking details, and speaker schedule, please visit LowcountryVegFest.com. We look forward to seeing you there!