Boston Veg Fest 2008 this Saturday
Posted by Drew.
There’s a lot going on this weekend. There’s the Annual Boston Veg Food Fest on Saturday (facebook event) and the Maple Farm Open House on Sunday (facebook event) which is also where the Worcester Vegan Meetup is having their November lunch. Exciting, huh?
The Boston Food Fest is going to rock. It happens every year at the same venue, the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College (map). The organizers really ought to start considering booking a bigger venue. The place is always packed tight. It’s probably the single largest vegetarian food fest. The Toronto Veg Fest is the only one that may come close to beating it by drawing a bigger crowd. But who cares about Toronto, you live in Worcester. Boston’s only a commuter-rail ride away from you.
This year there’s a pretty solid line-up of speakers. I’m pysched about Hannah Kaminsky’s presentation, in part because she is a one-time Clark student and in part because I’m a sugar-addict and love desert. I’ll also definitely swing by the Vegan Travel Tips workshop led by Sarah Kramer.
I’ve gone to the past 3 Boston veg fests and I’ve always had a great time. In addition to all the workshops, there’s a gymnasium full of vegetarian and vegan food vendors with free samples, new restaurants, top-notch authors from the vegetarian and animal rights community, a bunch of local animal and environmental groups, and tons of cool people.
So check the commuter rail schedule and catch a train this Saturday. You’ll have a great time, guaranteed. Or you can have your money back. (Oh yeah, it’s free.) For more info, check the Boston Vegetarian Society website, join the facebook group, or download one of the event flyers.