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What is a vegan festival?
Vegan Events UK held a festival to showcase some amazing vegan businesses and organisations. These vegan festivals are for everyone whether you are flexitarian, vegetarian, vegan, want to reduce your meat intake or even go vegan!
At these vegan festivals, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink; you are bound to find things that you have not tried before, or that you may not even be able to find in the shops. Not only are there foods available, but there are stalls selling a wide range of products including: fashion, gifts, skincare, perfume, pet treats, jewellery, perfume and even handbags. So, you have the chance to purchase items not only for yourself or as gifts especially as Christmas is coming. In addition, there will also be charities and not-for-profit organisations attending. You can learn all about what the charities do and how you can support them.You should check out Vegan Events UK to find out the next festival near you.
The founder of Vegan Events UK
Victoria Bryceson is not only the founder of Vegan Events UK, but also the founder of animal welfare and education charity Miracle’s Mission. Victoria is passionate about advocating a cruelty-free lifestyle and helping animals in need around the world. Miracle’s Mission is a non-profit animal welfare organisation that works with sick, injured and difficult animals. The help that Miracle’s Mission provides to animals worldwide is only possible with the support from the public. Every donation makes a difference to the animals it rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes including: vaccinations, providing food, shelter or funding emergency vet treatment. Check out Miracle’s Mission website to see how you can help.
My experience of the festival
I was so surprised at how big the festival was and how many stalls there were that we had to explore, see and even test! There were a lot of people and it was such a positive atmosphere. The staff was really welcoming, and we were greeted and given a free packet of vegan gummy vitamins.
We did several laps of the event exploring all the stalls where we had great discussions with some of the business owners, learning about their brands, how and why they are vegan and the products and/or services they offer.
I bought some food, drink and gifts from the festival and I want to share them with you. So, we had some mushroom pizza, which was not only cut into huge slices, but was also delicious. I really enjoyed the pizza and so did my partner.
Viva La Vegan
We then explored a stall by Viva La Vegan, that had a huge range of badges, cloth patches, stickers, accessories and clothing. I picked up some fun badges and my partner bought a T shirt.
Next, we chatted to the people on the IUVO Skincare stall and tried their face and body oil. A small drop covered so much skin, was absorbed so quickly, was not sticky and smelt incredible.
The face and body oil is natural, organic and contains rosehip, grapeseed and jojoba oil as well as chamomile, bergamot, lavender, lemongrass and ylang ylang. I love the scent and how soft it leaves my skin. You can check out their Instagram to see which products you might like.
Lytchett Bay Soaps
I then bought 4 Konjac sponges from Lytchett Bay Soaps. Konjac sponges as they feel so good on your skin as well as making skin soft, smooth and clean. I also bought one for others in my family as stocking fillers. Each sponge contains a different element: turmeric, bamboo, aloe vera and charcoal. To check out their vegan products and accessories, check out their website.
I also tried various drinks including some lavender lemonade and my partner tried a turmeric latte; as strange as they sound, they were both really delicious and made from natural and pure essential oils!.
The event was great; we tried so many different things, did some shopping and explored more about being vegan and how we can further reduce our meat intake before switching to a vegan lifestyle for good.
Remember… check out Vegan Events UK to see where the next festival is near you. Well worth a visit!
Have you ever tried any vegan products? Would you ever attend a festival like this? I’d love to hear in the comments.