This weekend was the FIRST EVER Atlanta Veg Fest (2012). I’ve been kinda in an overall slump lately, so going to this event was just the “vegan hug” that I needed. I didn’t get a ton of event pics because we were too busy oogling all the awesome booths/vendors, saying hi to familiar faces and meeting new veg folks, including Becky from Glue and Glitter, whose crafty vegan website I really admire.
Some of our local favorites like Dough Bakery , Gutenfleischers, and Dulce Vegan were there, as well as some non-local favorites like Herbivore Clothing. For a full list of the vendors/booths that were there click here.
Every hour of the festival there was a speaker. We were fortunate to catch Terry Hope Romero give a demonstration on steaming seitan (gonna try it soon!).
Of course, I got some goodies for myself. Crazy Rumors was there so I picked up three new flavors (the collection grows, and I do realize I have a problem, but hello?! gingerbread flavor!), N bought me a new vegan mug from Jeanette Zeis’ vegan dish line, we picked up some vegan soap from a local company, Soaps for a Cause (patchouli-vanilla..yum!), a screen printed notebook from Kenn Twofour,
and N also got me this shirt from Herbivore that I had admired on Terry Romero. The front is all innocent and simple, and the back is hardcore “my body is not a graveyard”!
I can’t even imagine how something this awesome goes from drawing board to a successful reality, so a big hug and thanks to Leigh, Brett and Adrienne for organizing this amazing event!