The Big News: Dates and Location for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2016

The Exhibitor Hall at Twin Cities Veg Fest 2015

Save the dates for Twin Cities Veg Fest 2016!

Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, from 11am to 4pm each day

Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota 

You might notice that we're expanding the festival to two days this year, which is very exciting for us. We'll also be at Coffman Memorial Union again, which is not what we expected, but we're looking forward to making it work better than ever. Here's how all this came to be:

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May Potluck: Vegan Food on the Grill

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Vegan BBQ sandwichJoin us at the home of Paula and Nathan Huerkamp for a Memorial Day weekend potluck. The weather is getting warmer, and we'll celebrate the holiday with our first cookout of the season. (Yes, there will be others!)

Please bring a vegan dish to share, either something for the grill or a side salad or dessert. You can grab something ready-made from the store or you can make your own.

Here are a few things to know about the Huerkamp home:

  • They have 9 rescued hens!
  • Please remove your shoes inside the home; you're welcome to bring flip-flops to wear.
  • They provide the grill, and you bring the stuff to put on it!

RSVP on the Facebook event page or email Justin Leaf at

If you'd like to volunteer to help out with setup or cleanup, email Justin to sign up.

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Most of us think that the meat, milk, and eggs that we buy come from animals who have lived happy, healthy lives. However, undercover investigations have revealed a different picture over and over again. Animals on modern farms are routinely treated in ways that would be grounds for felony cruelty charges if applied to a cat or dog. Yet, like cats and dogs, farmed animals have complex emotions including the capacity to suffer.

Compassionate Action for Animals exists to build a truly animal-friendly community in the Twin Cities region. Through outreach, education, and community building, we educate the public about farmed animal suffering and help people move towards a vegan diet. We are a nonprofit organization with a staff of two and more than 150 volunteers.

If you feel moved to advocate for animals, please consider supporting our work by volunteering, donating, or joining us at one of our events. If you’re interested in transitioning to plant-based diet, visit our Veg Resources page where you’ll find recipes and a variety of tips that can help you on your journey towards a more compassionate lifestyle.

Together, we can make a difference for the animals!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pay-Per-View at Pride 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June Dine Out: Reverie Cafe & Bar

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2016