Veggie Fair Celebrates Cruelty-Free Cuisine

The third annual Texas State Veggie Fair is to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 21, at Reverchon Park, in Dallas. The free event features live music, carnival performers, entertainment, vegan food sampling, arts, food vendors, guest speakers and other familyfriendly activities.

Speakers will address topics of nutrition, disease prevention, animal-free and raw diets and the benefits of living a vegan lifestyle.

Ginny Messina, author of  Vegan for Life, will talk about whole food, plant-based diets and the associated healthful benefits. Other authorities include Amber McDonald, of The Kindness Collection, which strives to improve lives of all beings through initiatives encouraging plant-based diets and acts of compassion, and Gene Baur, president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization working to expose cruel practices toward animals in the food industry and in research.

Along with a Vegan Fried Food competition and an art contest for three age divisions in the mediums of photography, painting/drawing and creative writing, cruelty-free vendors and animal protection exhibitors will be on hand to discuss supporting a vegan lifestyle and defending the rights of animals. The park is accessible by car, bus, DART and bicycle.

Location: 3505 Maple Ave., Dallas. For more information, visit

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