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Vegan Festival Closes Road – A First in the UK?

The West Midlands Vegan Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary this weekend with its biggest event ever. There will be over 170 stalls, with 40 of them in marquees outside the Wolves Civic, with the road closed for the entire weekend. Organisers believe this could be the first time this has happened for a vegan festival in the UK!

The West Midlands Vegan Festival is an annual celebration and promotion of ethical, compassionate, eco-friendly plant based diets and lifestyles. It is the longest running exclusively vegan festival in the UK, making it the perfect introduction to the vegan lifestyle. This year’s event takes place in and outside Wolves Civic and at the Art Gallery on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 2017.

Event organiser Kevin White, comments, "I have been really inspired this year – with a big expansion for the event’s 10th Anniversary Special, which is my most ambitious challenge yet – with more attractions, stalls and space than ever before! This will be a unique event, on a massive scale, promoting and celebrating the vegan lifestyle like never before!”

The 2017 festival will include more mouth-watering food and ethical products than ever, with over 170 stalls including clothes, makeup, skincare and food, cookery demos, live entertainment throughout the weekend, an all vegan bar, fun kids activities, raffles, competitions and lots of free food to try.

The event will be opened on the Saturday by world famous vegan marathon runner, Fiona Oakes, who holds a staggering three world records for marathon running. Fiona will also be presenting a talk each day, one focussing on her dramatic experiences competing in world marathons, and a further one on her experiences running Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary. Both talks will be filled with her unique wit, compassion, ethics and enthusiasm for the vegan lifestyle. Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary will also have a stall at the event for the first time.

Last year Vork Pie offered a mouth-watering selection of vegan scotch eggs which sold out in a matter of a few hours! And this time Food by Lizzi has also come up with her take on the Scotch egg, the Scotch Eggless. Chaat Man will also be wowing visitors with their delicious range of Indian salads, kebabs and omelettes. Lettices will be showcasing their Camembear Spread, Better Fetter ‘cheese’, Sticky Ribs and Smokey Bakon Flavour Spread.

There’s now no need to miss out on indulgent cheeses if you’re thinking about going vegan, with The Naturally Vegan Food Company who will be offering a quintessential selection of flavoursome, hand-made vegan cheeses using organic ingredients. And you’ll be spoiled for choice with Good Carma Foods who will also be offering their special range of plant-based cheeses.

Global Fusion will be selling their huge range of Creole baked goodies including mud pies, banana bread, apple crumble cake, cakes and vegetable tarts. And Jack Bakes will be making an appearance as one of the many stalls exhibiting at the event for the first time. A cake maker since childhood, Sarah went vegan in 2013 and now creates only vegan cakes, and they're all gluten-free with some sugar-free too.

And if you have a sweet tooth and are missing the Mars bars and Snickers, Lakeside Ethical Treats‏, the world's biggest mobile vegan sweet shop, will be on-hand to offer some irresistible vegan alternatives.

Wolverhampton based caterers Home Kitchen - Vegan have wowed the crowds at the West Midlands Vegan Festival in recent years with their delicious, authentic Indian meals and will be offering Indian vegan curries with lentils, chickpeas, mixed veg, rice, naan, mock chilli chicken, mock chicken tikka masala, mock punjabi keema, pakoras and samosas.

WMVF regulars, IUVO Skincare will be on hand offering their premium range of handmade soaps and bath bombs. IUVO have also just released a bespoke range of plant-based perfume oils.Protection.

The 10th annual West Midlands Vegan Festival is being held at the Wolves Civic, outdoors and in the Art Gallery (with 30 stalls) on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, 10am-6pm both days. Entry is only £1 on the door, with under 16's free!


The Event
The West Midlands Vegan Festival is organised by Midlands Vegan Campaigns.


PR Newsroom - West Midlands Vegan Festival
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