Twin Cities Veg Fest 2016 was a huge success with thousands of people getting to explore a world of compassionate living over the course of two days at Coffman Memorial Union. Check out the slideshow below to catch a glimpse.
Big highlights, impressive stats, and inspiring testimonials
- One attendee remarked that, though vegetarianism wasn’t “even her thing,” she’s now thinking more about getting into plant-based foods because of the festival. This is exactly the response that we hope for in putting together this festival.
- More than 400 people attended the five cooking demos, and volunteers shared nearly 700 vegan food samples with those who attended.
- Facebook live stream was a big feature this year, allowing us to reach even more people with our cooking demos and speaker presentations. The video of the talk by Marco Antonio Regil has received widespread attention with more than 29,000 views! Visit the Twin Cities Veg Fest Facebook page to see all of those videos, which are still up and running.
- We had more than 130 volunteers help to make this festival a success. One of them remarked that they had been vegetarian ever since last year’s Twin Cities Veg Fest.
- Social media was booming throughout the weekend! Check out posts about the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and please follow us on social media if you don’t already.
- Because the festival is free to attend and people come and go through the main doors all day, we don’t know exactly how many attended. Based on how many bags and programs were given out, we suspect that we had more than 4,000 attendees.
We certainly hope that many of those who attended were inspired to move toward a vegan diet. In the very least, they’ve become more aware of how they can make more compassionate choices in their lives everyday.
If you were able to come to the festival, whether as an attendee, exhibitors, volunteer, or presenter, we thank you for coming and hope you had a wonderful time. And we hope that whoever is reading this post will be inspired to join Compassionate Action for Animals in our work throughout the year as well as at next year’s festival. We look forward to its continued growth, allowing us to reach more and more people with the message of compassion.