Mad City Vegan Fest: Second annual Mad City Vegan Fest will feature globally-known speakers, local restaurants, demos, giveaways and fun for all

Madison, WI – After the highly successful inaugural event with a turnout exceeding expectations, the second annual MAD CITY VEGAN FEST is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the award-winning Goodman Community Center. As in 2011, the event will feature renowned vegan speakers, area vegan-friendly restaurants, other local vegan-friendly businesses, wellness and animal welfare experts, well-known vegan chefs, and activities for all ages. Among those already confirmed to appear this year are Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, distinguished vegan author and contributor to National Public Radio and The Christian Science Monitor, and pastry chef Cara Moseley of The Green Owl Cafe, who will be conducting a demonstration. This year’s Mad City Vegan Fest once again promises to be a fun, entertaining and educational forum for all.

Admission is free, and there will be free demonstrations, speakers, food sampling, and giveaways.

A few exhibitors confirmed for 2012 are:

Bloom Bake Shop

Our Hen House

Field Roast

Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace

Global Conservation Group

WholeSoy & Co. (yogurts)

The Green Owl Cafe

Willy St. Coop

Monty’s Blue Plate Diner

Zevia (soda sweetened with the only known all-natural artificial sweetener)

Event Details:
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St. Madison, WI
10AM – 5PM

About Us

Mad City Vegan Fest is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization fiscally sponsored by Madison’s Alliance for Animals. Our mission is:

To highlight the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a lifestyle free of all animal products (vegan).
To demonstrate the accessibility of veganism by showcasing vegan products and organizations with an emphasis on local resources.
To provide a nonjudgmental, supportive, and fully inclusive environment for vegans and for those hoping to learn more about veganism.
To advocate compassion as the means by which to alleviate the suffering of humans and animals alike.

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Carrie O’Connor
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Lindsay Lemmer
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