Get ready for bigger and better when the nationally-acclaimed 4th Annual Texas Veggie Fair returns to Dallas on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The annual celebration of all things plant-based, eco and compassion for animals welcomes keynote speaker, Grammy-Award winner Erykah Badu. A practicing vegan herself, Badu will close out the performance stage sharing notes from her journey towards a vegan lifestyle then perform a DJ set.
Another sensational new offering for 2013: a beer garden operated by Trinity Hall, the Irish pub at Mockingbird Station. Trinity Hall will offer an array of local craft brews.
“We’ve seen the fair grow by leaps and bounds every year, but we feel like the 2013 edition is going to be spectacular,” said founder and DallasVegan.com blogger James Scott. “We’re honored to welcome Erykah Badu. She’s a phenomenal performer and we love that she is a vegan herself.”
Other highlights include speakers such as renowned animal rights activist Carol Adams, author of the ground-breaking 1990 book The Sexual Politics of Meat; and popular plant-based personality Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, founder of FullyRaw.com. Kristina also runs the largest raw, organic produce co-operative in the U.S.
The fair will have an expanded kids’ area, a new green program overseen by Dallas-based Recycle Revolution, and more vegan vendors than ever, including iconic restaurants such as Spiral Diner and beloved local food trucks such as Good Karma Kitchen.
The fair returns to Reverchon Park, a 46-acre facility in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, at the corner of Maple Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard that’s accessible by car, bus, DART, and bicycle.
All of the fair’s speakers and features can be found on a new website : texasveggiefair.com
“The Veggie Fair is a family-friendly event with a little something for everyone. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to learn more about a lifestyle that’s kind to your health, the environment and animals, this event is for you,” Scott said.