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Veggie Fest

7/1/2015, 5:52 p.m.
Veggie Fest, one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in North America, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this summer with ...

Veggie Fest, one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in North America, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary this summer with another incredible weekend of family fun on August 15 & 16, 2015. The two-day festival, which drew record-breaking crowds of over 30,000 people from around the world last year, will be held in a new location this summer: Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532.

“We’re really excited for the new venue this year,” said event organizer Jonathan Kruger, “It’ll give us even more room to make our 10th Annual Veggie Fest bigger and better than ever.”

With a huge international food court; health professionals speaking on diet, lifestyle, and environmental issues; engaging food demos by restaurant owners, chefs, and authors; an incredible children's tent with face painting, clowns, and crafts; live music from some of Chicago's best bands; over 100 vendor booths to explore; and free admission and free parking, Veggie Fest has become a highly anticipated summer event in the Chicagoland area.

In addition to keynote talks on both days by Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, world-renowned spiritual Master and head of Science of Spirituality (Veggie Fest’s host sponsor), Dr. Mason, Chief Operating Officer of the Cook County Public Health System, will be back to talk about the importance of the vegetarian diet.

Veggie Fest attendees can “pledge to go veg” for 14 days by taking the Vegetarian Challenge, complete with recipes, tips, and shopping lists; they can visit the Learn to Meditate tent for simple instructions that can benefit the body, mind, and spirit; and participate in our blood and food drives that give back to the community. Business owners, bloggers, and other like-minded service professionals can become “Friends of Veggie Fest” through a mutual link exchange program that aims to spread the message of good food and healthy living.

Over the last ten years, Chicagoland residents have come to look forward to the annual festival, and event organizers are expecting another year of record-breaking attendance. With free admission, free parking, and tons of fun for the whole family, make sure you put August 15 – 16, 2015 on your calendar now so you don’t miss out on the special 10th Anniversary of Veggie Fest!