Florida Voices for Animals Presents

8th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest Nov. 4, 2017


Join Tampa Bay Veg Fest on Facebook  Follow Tampa Bay Veg Fest on twitter  Follow Tampa Bay Veg Fest on Google+  Sharing Tampa Bay Veg Fest  with Instagram


Event Map

Parking & Transportation


Cooking Demonstrations





Press Release


Why Vegan





Tampa Bay Veg Fest - Tampa’s Largest Vegan Festival Returns for 2017!

Free Event Promoting Health, Compassion, and Environmental Sustainability 

for immediate release
Media Contact: Jenna Bardroff
info@tampabayvegfest.org | 941-730-4745


Tampa, FL – On November 4th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Tampa community and beyond are invited to join for Tampa Bay Veg Fest’s 8th annual celebration of all things plant-based and vegan at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park! Featuring nationally renowned speakers, 100 veg-friendly vendors/exhibitors, animal rescue groups, vegan food, raw/cooking demonstrations, humane education, live music and entertainment, yoga classes, film screenings, a scavenger hunt appropriate for all ages, and activities for children and families, the event offers a diverse experience for all to learn about healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable living.

This year’s Tampa Bay Veg Fest is presented by Florida Voices for Animals (FVA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public on animal abuse, as well as the many benefits of a vegan lifestyle. For this year’s event, FVA has partnered with the non-profit organization Solutionary Events, an educational outreach organization committed to creating healthy, compassionate, and regenerative communities through leading vegan and socially responsible events.Tampa Bay Veg Fest has been organized under the principles of solutionary thinking and humane education. A solutionary is someone who recognizes problems that affect people, animals, or the environment and who then acts upon developing practical and effective solutions. Humane education embraces the key elements of living a full and meaningful life through making deep and conscientious connections with those we share the world with.

The goals of VegFest are to support people on their journey of learning about vegan living and to promote a vegan lifestyle in a non-judgmental, empowering, and positive environment. VegFest also supports people who have already chosen a veg lifestyle by offering validation and information to reinforce their healthy and compassionate choices.

“I stumbled upon Tampa Bay Veg Fest for the first time 8 years ago and this one event changed my life. Learning from knowledgeable speakers, eating delicious vegan food, listening to incredible music, and meeting amazing vendors passionate about making the world a better place, I was in awe of all the educational opportunities at this one day event. I was inspired by Florida Voices for Animals and all they had done to make TBVF happen and it is an honor to now be a part of coordinating this extraordinary event.” ~J. Bardroff, Event Director at Solutionary Events

Tampa Bay Veg Fest is free and open to everyone. Those who visit Veg Fest Central can receive free literature, food samples, information on participating in the Veg Fest scavenger hunt, and more! Learn more at www.tampabayvegfest.org

Main Sponsors for the 8th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest include: Florida Voices for Animals, Solutionary Events, VegFund, Cathy Unruh, Keith Roghair, Myriam & Bill Parham, and Rollin’ Oats.

For interviews with the speakers or representatives of Florida Voices for Animals or Solutionary Events, please contact info@tampabayvegfest.org or call (727) 656-8368.