One of the biggest vegan festivals in the UK returns to Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
With a wide range of attractions including a feast of food, stalls, talks, cookery demos, competitions and live entertainment throughout the day, the West Midlands Vegan Festival will be the largest such event ever staged north of London.
Adrian Ramsay, the vegan deputy leader of the Green Party, will open the festival at 11am.
The festival has been organised by Midlands Vegan Campaigns (MVC), a small group of volunteers. Kevin White, MVC founder and event coordinator said, "The festival will offer all you need for healthy, cruelty-free, eco-friendly living. Festival-goers don't have to be veggie or vegan to attend, all are welcome.
"Last year, half of our 1,500 visitors were non-vegans. We encourage everyone to come and discover why people are increasingly adopting a vegan lifestyle".
The festival will feature more than 80 stalls offering a huge range of goodies, including cosmetics, chocolate, clothing, healthfood, books, gifts and lots of free recipes, nutritional factsheets and health magazines.
There will also be a feast of food served up by the best vegan caterers from across the UK, five cookery demos, 14 interesting and inspiring talks, children's activities, an all-vegan bar, plus an action packed line up of live entertainment from start to finish and an after party till midnight.
There will be free food samples galore, special offers on many stalls and a free goodie bag for the first 200 visitors through the door, plus there will also be a push-up contest, a speed meeting session, the Vegan Society Awards 2011 will be presented on stage and a there's even a best vegan cupcake competition.
This is the fourth year the event has been staged in Wolverhampton.
Kevin White continued: "Whether you want to try a new pair of non-leather shoes before you buy them, gorge yourself on the fantastic animal-friendly feast, learn how to be a healthy vegan, buy cruelty-free gifts for Christmas or chill out with friends enjoying the finest organic, vegan beer whilst listening to some great performers - you can do it all at the West Midlands Vegan Festival."
The festival is taking place at the Civic Hall between 11am and 5pm. Admission is £1, under 16's get in for free. The admission price entitles visitors to attend all the talks, cookery demos and entertainment.