Ft. Lauderdale fest goes vegan

November 2, 2016 by  

Residents in Ft. Lauderdale looking into healthier alternative diets are gearing up for the SOFLA VegFest. The afternoon event features food samples, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and activities.

The festival itself is solely vegan, offering a showcase of different forms of plant-based cooking and products made without using animal products. Over 125 different groups and vendors will have booths set up, offering informational brochures and promotional products.

The goal is to help celebrate the vegan lifestyle while also offering opportunities for curious attendees to educate themselves about what it means to be vegan and how they might get started. To this end, there will be plenty of free samples of vegan foods and beverages, as well as cooking demonstrations that will teach a few simple recipes for visitors to try at home.

Additionally, a children’s area will be set up providing a variety of different activities for little ones to enjoy. At the Taste the Rainbow booth, kids will sample a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to collect different color beads they can use to create a bracelet. A story will be told by a certified humane education specialist and children will also be able to decorate their own biodegradable pot and take seeds and soil home to fill it. Lastly, they can create earth-friendly dog and cat toys at Operation Santa Paws.

SOFLA VegFest will be held on December 3 from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm at the War Memorial Auditorium, located at 800 NE 8th St. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Anyone interested in more info should visit the website.