Charlotte VegFest 2023

Charlotte Vegfest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at growing the vegan community and supporting vegan and vegan-friendly businesses in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte VegFest (our annual 4000+ person 150+ vendor event) is a celebration of healthy, sustainable, and compassionate eating and explores the endless benefits of vegan living. This FREE event will feature a variety of vegan foods, local veg restaurants and food trucks, local vendors, live music, speakers, nutritional experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, free prizes, gift bags and more!

 

Agenda

11:00 AM

Doors Open For VIPs

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Yoga On The Green with Noel

Noel Hall


Nothing like starting your day of vegan fun off right with a yoga session! Noel is a 200RYT , certified personal trainer and certified nutritionist. She and her family are all vegan . She teaches for…

12:00 PM

Doors Open for General Public

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers in Health and Fitness


Breaking Barriers in Health and Fitness: Unleashing the Power of Plant-Based Living! We’ll chat about health and fitness with experts in the field from a vegan perspective. And yes, you can get enoug…

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Raising Kind and Healthy Vegan Kids

Diyasha Jones

Chef Nikki In The Mix

Jessica Barrett


Raising Kind and Healthy Vegan Kids: Tips, Tricks, and Joyful Experiences. Moderator: Jessica Barrett, RD, LDN Panelists: Chef Nikki In The Mix Diyasha Jones Demetria Cox

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Zumba on the Green with Will

Will Fields


Get your blood pumping and your dance on during VegFest! Will Fields has been teaching Zumba since 2010. His classes are a mixture of Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue, Hip-Hop, Soca and Samba; he has taugh…

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Kids’ Cooking Class and Demo with Chef A’Donna (Session 1) – Dupp & Swat

Chef A’Donna


Join Chef A’Donna for a fun and interactive cooking demonstration where we’ll show your aspiring chef how to make delicious Black Bean Veggie Burgers. Your aspiring young chef will get the opportunit…

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Vegan Chef Demo with Sunni Speaks – Main Stage

Sunni Speaks Vegan


Sunni Speaks is a Florida A&M University graduate who has dynamically changed the way black people view veganism. Since starting her business, her successful soul food pop-up shops and delivery servi…

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Kids’ Cooking Class and Demo with Chef A’Donna (Session 2)

Chef A’Donna


Join Chef A’Donna for a fun and interactive cooking demonstration where we’ll show your aspiring chef how to make delicious Black Bean Veggie Burgers. Your aspiring young chef will get the opportunit…

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Vegan Chef Demo with Chef Julia Simon – Main Stage

Chef Julia Simon


Chef Julia fell in love with food while living and studying art in New York City. After art school, she followed her passion for good nosh by taking weekend classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute, …

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Vegan Mac & Cheese and Vegan BBQ Competition


Local Chefs and Restaurants compete for a bragging rights and a cash price! Come get a taste and cast your vote for your favorites

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Vegan Chef Demo – Main Stage

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Vegan is the New Black

Jameka Whitten

Black Vegan Man

PBD Grey

Sunni Speaks Vegan


Vegan is the New Black: Exploring the Intersection of Veganism and Black Identity During this discussion, we’ll talk about the intersection of Black culture and veganism as well as common stereotypes…

5:15 PM

Winners Announced! – Main Stage


Find out who is the Mac & Cheese and BBQ winners. We’ll also announce all the raffle winners and play more games. Always a good time.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

After The Party is The Afterparty!

PBD Grey

DJ See Bird Go


Lots of music and a special live performance by PBD Grey you don’t want to miss. Now is the time to party! Music by DJ See Bird Go

Date

Sep 30 2023
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Time

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Location

Ford Building
1774 Statesville Ave. Charlotte, NC 28206
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