Returning to Grand Rapids for its second year, Grand Rapids Veg Fest is hoping to build upon the immense success of our first year by bringing you more presenters, more food and more vendors.
Veg Fests are annual vegetarian food festivals held in numerous locations around the world. These festivals promote veganism and vegetarianism, healthy lifestyles, environmentalism, community spirit and animal rights.
The goal of Grand Rapids Veg Fest is to promote plant based diets for health, compassion, and conservation of the environment. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or an omnivore curious about the health benefits of a plant based diet, there’s something for everyone at Grand Rapids Veg Fest, including activities and information for the entire family.
We have invited local and national vegan-friendly businesses including foods, restaurants, wellness coaches, cosmetics, clothing and fashion, and animal rights organizations. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide samples, sell products on site, and promote their organization. Attendees will be able to learn about new products, make connections with local vendors, watch plant based cooking demonstrations, attend lectures, and receive the support and resources to learn how a plant based diet could work for them.
Grand Rapids Veg Fest is presenting a lineup of well known plant based speakers covering a variety of topics.
Will Tuttle, Ph.D, author of the acclaimed best seller The World Peace Diet.
Dr. Michael Klaper, plant based physician, will be joining us via Skype to answer questions from a medical standpoint.
Dr. Kristi Artz, certified in Plant Based Nutrition and Culinary Medicine, helps patients regain and maintain optimal health through nutrition.
Covering animal advocacy, Robert Grillo, is the director of Free from Harm which he founded in 2009 to advocate on behalf of farmed animals.
Speaking on the impact of a vegan lifestyle, Elizabeth Olsen, is an animal rights activism for 20+ years and founded Olsenhaus Pure Vegan.