Vegan Festival in Orange CountyIf you love delicious plant-based food, yoga and meditation, rescue animals, Halloween costume contests, or just free and fun things to do, then you’re in luck! The 2nd Annual SoCal VegFest is taking place this weekend at Orange Coast College!

SoCal VegFest is presented by the local nonprofit APRL (Animal Protection and Rescue League), and is proudly run by a 100% volunteer staff. The festival is meant to engage curiosity about vegan/vegetarian lifestyles and to inspire and support anyone who is interested in learning about living a more healthy, environmentally friendly and compassionate life.

This one of a kind event will include free plant-based food samplings, vegetarian and vegan cooking demonstrations and contests, and several food trucks and vendors. Once you’ve had your fill of snacks, check out the cruelty-free marketplace for a truly incredible array of bath and body products, as well as amazing home goods.

Kids of all ages and adults are also welcome to participate in the Halloween Costume Contest! The 2016 theme is “We love animals”, but prizes will also be given out in the “Adorable” and “Spooky” costume category. Little ones can also romp around in the Kids Village while enjoying engaging activities meant just for children.

Make sure to check out the Main Stage and Speaker’s Hall to hear from the dozens of speakers and organizations who will be presenting on all things plant based over the course of the weekend. There’s also a plethora of information available about other local vegetarian/vegan events after this weekend’s festival. With all the interactive booths, musical entertainment, and raffles there truly is something for everyone!

Although all of the vendors and SoCal VegFest staff love animals, there are no pets allowed due to venue and health department restrictions. However, if you’re looking to add a new four-legged friend to your family, SoCal VegFest will have an adoption area for you to check out some rescue animals in need of a loving home!

Celebrate heathy eating and conscious living with other like-minded Orange County residents this Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm. Admission and parking is free, and SoCal VegFest will go on rain or shine! We hope to see you there!