VegfestUK Brighton set for success as vegetarianism goes mainstream

Brighton Vegfest 2013

Brighton Vegfest 2013 - Credit: Archant

VegfestUK - Europe’s biggest and best veggie lifestyle shows - are back in the nation’s veggie capital, Brighton next year, on March 29th 30th at the Hove Centre.

VegfestUK 2014

VegfestUK 2014 - Credit: Archant

With over 135 stalls full of mouth-watering food alongside fashion, cosmetics and bodycare, plus inspiring dietary tips from talks, cookery demos, workshops, films and kids’ cookery classes, on top of a speed-dating session, a bodybuilders competition, as well as great live comedy and music, this show is certain to attract not only veggies but all food and festival lovers.

“Since our shows began back in 2003, we’ve always strived to maintain a balance between festival charm and food education, and that has proved to be very attractive for the veggie-curious and the meat reducers, who have been growing in leaps and bounds for the past decade,” say the organisers. “VegfestUK gives everyone a top day out while getting across the benefits of increasing their fruit, veg and grain intake and reducing their meat and dairy, in a very informal and friendly atmosphere. The best thing is: no one is under pressure to go veggie at all. People can just come down to our festivals, sample a myriad of quality, healthier plant-based substitutes for their customary sausages, doner kebabs, chicken nuggets, milkshakes and pizzas, enjoy the festival capers, then make their own dietary decisions afterwards.”

In the wake of the horsemeat scandal, the 2013 show attracted a record-breaking 7,200 visitors over 2 days and included presenters Janey Lee Grace (BBC Radio 2) and Sarah Jane Honeywell (CBeebies). With the sharp rise in health consciousness in recent years, the strong attendance figures look set to continue at the nation’s veggie capital next March. Admission is £2 for adults (pay on gate), and free for under 16’s. Further info at

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