11 September 2012

Calling all Tampa vegans: Third annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest set for October

Calling all Tampa vegans! The 3rd annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest will be held in downtown Tampa on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and will feature guest speakers, eco-friendly living vendors, a children's area, live music, films, animal adoptions and of course, delicious vegan food.

The guest speaker lineup includes authors, doctors and athletes, featuring Terry Hope Romero, Victoria Moran, Dr. Michael Greger and Kenneth G. Williams.

Terry Hope Romero is the author or co-author of famed cookbooks such as Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Viva Vegan! We can look forward to her newest cookbook, Vegan Eats World, in November 2012. 
Victoria Moran is the author of 11 books, a certified holistic health counselor and the founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, which trains vegan lifestyle coaches. Her latest book is Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World, which she co-wrote with her daughter, Adair Moran.
Dr. Michael Greger, a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is a physician, author and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He serves as the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.
Kenneth G. Williams is America's first vegan bodybuilding champion, and an ambassador for veganism for athletics, health and fitness.

Veg Fest will be once again held at downtown Tampa's Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park at 601 Old Water Street, and is presented by Florida Voices for Animals, a Tampa Bay-based nonprofit animal advocacy organization that raises awareness of animal issues and educates individuals about how to make compassionate choices for animals.

Madeline Heising | Blog
Boston, MA Madeline is studying Communications and Public Advocacy at Northeastern University. Going vegan on a whim in 2011 changed her entire lifestyle for the better. Her course of study, health and career intentions now revolve around plant-based living. All it took was one question ‘Why would you care more about what goes on your body than what goes in it?’ When she’s not in classes she works at Teavana and keeps up her own recipe blog. The only thing that makes her happier than talking about food is traveling, but it’s a pretty close tie.

Photo credit: Tampa Bay Veg Fest