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Tampa Bay Veg Fest Offers Healthy Food & Family Fun

The 10th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest, the area’s premier vegan festival, will be back, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on November 9, in downtown Tampa. Veg Fest is a free event featuring guest speakers, cooking demos, yoga classes, healthy living and eco-friendly vendors, exhibits by nonprofits, a children’s area, live music and animal adoptions. Leashed companion animals are welcome. New this year: a much-anticipated Vegan Barbecue Cook-off.

No vegan festival would be complete without food and there will be plenty from which to choose. After whetting their appetites at the product sample tables and cooking demos, visitors can fill up on delicious offerings from more than 40 local restaurants, vendors and food trucks.

Veg Fest will take place at one of Tampa’s most cherished city spaces—Perry Harvey Sr. Park. More than 8,000 people are expected to be in attendance. Veg Fest is presented by Florida Voices for Animals, a Tampa Bay-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal advocacy organization.

Location: 1000 E. Harrison St., Tampa. For more information, call 727-656-8368, email [email protected] or visit or