The 3rd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest,the Tampa Bay area’s only vegetarian/vegan festival, makes its return Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — with a bang.
Veg Fest will take place at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, in a beautiful setting on the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa. The park is conveniently located across the street and to the south of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage, located at 301 Channelside Drive.
About 3,000 people attended last year’s event, and this October’s festival promises to be bigger and better.
The event — presented by Florida Voices for Animals in honor of the 30th annual observance of World Farm Animals Day — will appeal to all who enjoy tasty, healthy foods, whether or not they follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. The food booths drew rave reviews last year, and local vendors are expected to again impress attendees.
WHAT: The 3rd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest will feature local restaurants with vegetarian and vegan food; live music; fun and games for kids; healthy-living and eco-friendly exhibitors; info on local nonprofits; animal adoptions; and well-known national and local guest speakers.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct.13, 2012, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ADMISSION: FREE. Companion animals on leashes are welcome.
WHERE: Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water Street, downtown Tampa, on south side of Old Water Street, across street from Tampa Bay Times Forum, on Hillsborough River. Site is about two blocks from Selmon Crosstown Expressway (Exit 6A-B eastbound to Channelside Drive or Exit 7 westbound to E. Brorein Street), and convenient to I-275, I-4, and State Road 60 (Kennedy Blvd.).
PARKING: Parking is available at several nearby parking garages, lots and metered street spaces. Closest garage is South Regional Parking Garage (301 Channelside Drive), across street from park and just west of Forum.
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Thanks for helping us spread the word – and we look forward to seeing you at Veg Fest!
ABOUT FLORIDA VOICES FOR ANIMALS
Founded in 1989, Florida Voices for Animals is a Tampa Bay-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal-advocacy organization that generates awareness of animal issues and educates individuals about how to make compassionate choices for animals. FVA also provides information about plant-based diets as a way to improve health while helping animals and the environment. For information, or to become a member, visit www.FloridaVoicesforAnimals.org.