The family-friendly fun-filled weekend will feature informative lectures by influential members of the healthy living community, demonstrations on how to cook delicious plant-based cuisine, hundreds of choices of vegan food to sample or buy, cruelty free merchandise, a children’s area, a Halloween costume competition, live entertainment and a “Peace and Quiet Zone” with guided meditations, yoga and Qi-Gong.
SoCal Vegfest was created to introduce Southern Californians to the many benefits of healthy conscious living. The goal is to inspire and support anyone who wants to learn more about living a more healthy, environmentally conscious and compassionate life.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30, 2016
Time: 10 AM – 6:00 PM (both days)
Place: Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Entrance fee: Free/ Free parking
Contact: Julia Orr 818 471 7573
As well as a host of 70+ delicious vegan food vendors, the festival also features a full schedule of speakers and musical entertainment. Speakers include Kuntal Joisher (first vegan to summit Mt. Everest), Gene Bauer, from Farm Sanctuary (the largest farmed animal sanctuary in the U.S), Katie Cleary (America’s Next Top Model, Iron Man 2, Entourage), Judie Mancuso (Laguna Beach City Council candidate), Seba Johnson (Olympic athlete & activist), Jane Velez-Mitchell (Nationally known TV journalist and acclaimed author), Ellie Laks (co-founder The Gentle Barn), Simone Reyes (Def Pictures TV, Director of Development, animal rights activist), Laura Robinson Oatman (#1 Amazon bestselling author, Whole Earth Diet), Will Tucker (Professional bodybuilder), Ruby Roth (CNN, Fox, Today featured children’s book author) Ken Spector (Happy Cow), Lou Corona (Holistic healthy educator), Marc Ching (Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation), John Pierre (vegan health and fitness coach), Sweet Simple Vegan and Happy Healthy Vegan (social media ambassadors), Christopher Locke (book author), Gina Bonnano-Lemos (health expert) Karen Dawn (Dawnwatch) Kathy O’Connor (Natural Skin Care), Carly Reeder (Stress Free Life), Chef A.J and Dr. Moses Seenarine (book author).
Experts doctors will also be giving presentations including Dr. Hans Diehl, Dr. Richard Aiken, and Dr. Matt Ruscigno.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Spirit Soul & Friends, Purple Mountain Majesties, Rem J- Michael Jackson impersonator, Elijah Bustos, Annette and Doug Conlon, and Duran Duran tribute band, Rio.
The SoCal VegFest is run by dedicated volunteers as a project of Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL), a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization