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Bristol VegfestUK 2012 dates announced!
We are very happy to announce the dates of Bristol VegfestUK 2012 - Europe's biggest and best vegetarian / vegan festival. Bristol VegfestUK will be taking place on May 25th, 26th and 27th 2012. The festival kicks off at 2pm on Friday 25th and will stay open until 8pm. It then reopens on Saturday and Sunday between 11am – 8pm. Expect some new and unique features for 2012 including walk-about festival artists, two stages packed full of entertainment, crazy golf and our very intriguing Secret Garden... but more information on that later! The best thing about Bristol VegfestUK is that it is now entirely free for the whole weekend. No door fees and more to see and do than ever before! Our Bristol site has gone live today – check it out at www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk.
Brighton 2012 selling like hot cakes!
Despite launching just 6 weeks ago with our Brighton 2012 dates and website, 60% of our floor space has already been snapped up! So expect to say hello to the likes of Animal Aid, Cupcake Britain,Sea Shepherd,Flax Farm Linseed, incognito and James White Drinks amongst many others in March. Brighton 2012 is now a 2 day event for the first time ever due to its huge popularity in 2011. 2012 expects to see visitor numbers of up to 6,000 over the weekend, making it Europe's second biggest vegan festival (after Bristol VegfestUK as the biggest!) For details of the weekend and what will be going on, take a look at our information page.
Brand new features launched for Brighton 2012!
We've gone all out with conjuring up entertainment for you at our Brighton show in 2012. So please say a big welcome to the following new features...
All-vegan Ready Steady Cook: Our first ever all-vegan Ready Steady Cook took place in the Bristol 2011 Fringe Week and went down so well we've decided to bring it to Brighton and première it in March 2012. We'll have some of the finest veggie cooks up against some of Brighton's best omnivore chefs with the challenge of creating a vegan masterpiece within 30 minutes. The first heat will be taking place on Saturday with the semi final and final taking place on Sunday. Who will be the winner?!
The Great Veggie Sausage & Burger Competition: Vegan sausages. Vegan burgers. Plenty of tasting. Entries from some of our finest burger & sausage producing exhibitors. Sound good? We thought so.
Product Presentations: Ever wanted to know just a little bit more about your favourite products on sale at the VegfestUK events? Well next year we've introduced the option for our stallholders to present their products and talk about how fantastic they are for a whole 20 minutes, some of which will include tasters and freebies! Excited? So are we! Check out our our product presentations page nearer the time for the product presentation schedule.
Entertainment, music and more entertainment: Also expect to see an eclectic range of music and entertainment throughout the whole weekend. Perfect for a spot of lunchtime listening! And don't forget about all our talks, demonstrations and cookery classes from some of the industry's leading experts.
Brighton sponsors announced!
Over the past 6 weeks we've picked up some incredible sponsors for Brighton 2012. Most of which will be exhibiting at the event in March. We extend our warmest gratitude and thanks to the following companies:
Sadly bizzybee and Bute Island won't be able to make it to the festival, however Bute Island will be kindly donating some of their ace Vegan Sheese products, which we will be handing out samples of at our VegfestUK stall in the foyer.
VegfestUK wins an award!
We are thrilled to announce that Tim at VegfestUK has been awarded the 'Vegan Achievement Award' by The Vegan Society for the work he has done with VegfestUK and Yaoh. ‘The thing about VegfestUK is that it really is a team game’, says Tim. ‘It would be unthinkable to be able to achieve so much without the help of so many, and this award is really an award to be shared with hundreds if not thousands of others. It’s a fantastic feeling when people come together to achieve so much as a team, and to be at the helm of such a ship is a real honour in itself, and now an even bigger honour since the announcement of this award.’