It is [drum roll please] . . . the Worcester Regional Airport!
VegFest is a 100% free festival that celebrates vegetarianism—an animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event features socially responsible businesses, inspiring speakers, performers, and free samples of vegan food and products.
If the first three years were any indication, the 2013 incarnation of VegFest should be amazing. The inaugural VegFest took place at Worcester State with 2,000 attendees. By 2011, the placed was packed with 3,000 attendees. Last year, VegFest moved to Worcester Technical High School, where upwards of 5,000 people came to sample vegan foods, visit 100 exhibitors, and get up close and personal with nationally recognized speakers such as Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the China Study and subject of the influential documentary Forks Over Knives, and Kathy Freston, author of the bestselling book Veganist.
While this year's speakers have not yet been announced, you can be sure that the line-up will include some of the most sought-after, influential, and respected names in the plant-based and animal-rights communities.