Record Crowd Expected at 4th Annual Texas Veggie Fair Oct. 20 Featuring Vegan Foods and Products, Erykah Badu, Veggie Village Kids' and Arts Area, and Local Beer Garden

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Centered on plant-based cuisine, healthy green living, and animal welfare, the Texas Veggie Fair features a full performance schedule headlined by Grammy-Award winner Erykah Badu, more than 100 vegan food and product vendors, an expanded "Veggie Village" kids' and arts area, a local beer garden, chef demos and speakers from across the country. The family and dog-friendly event is Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Reverchon Park in Dallas from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The 4th Annual Texas State Veggie Fair in Dallas on Sunday, October 20 is expected to again attract a record crowd of vegans, vegetarians, the veggie-curious + eco conscious, animal lovers and others interested in education and exposure to all things veggie.  The family and dog-friendly event is at Reverchon Park from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The 4th Annual Texas State Veggie Fair in Dallas on Sunday, October 20 is expected to again attract a record crowd of vegans, vegetarians, the veggie-curious + eco conscious, animal lovers and others interested in education and exposure to all things veggie. The family and dog-friendly event is at Reverchon Park from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

“We created the Texas Veggie Fair to appeal to a wide range of people -- from the curious newbie struggling to like broccoli to the fully committed vegan."

The 4th Annual Texas State Veggie Fair in Dallas on Sunday, October 20, is expected to again attract a record crowd of vegans, vegetarians, the veggie-curious + eco-conscious, animal lovers and others interested in education and exposure to all things veggie. The family and dog-friendly event is at Reverchon Park from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Centered on plant-based cuisine, healthy green living, and animal welfare, the Texas Veggie Fair features a full performance schedule headlined by Grammy-Award winner Erykah Badu, more than 100 vegan food and product vendors, an expanded "Veggie Village" kids' and arts area, a local beer garden, chef demos and speakers from across the country.

Event founder and DallasVegan.com blogger James Scott said the event has quadrupled in four years, attracting an increasingly diverse and growing audience. “We created the Texas Veggie Fair to appeal to a wide range of people -- from the curious newbie struggling to like broccoli to the fully committed vegan. Regardless of dietary preferences, people from throughout Texas and surrounding states come for the music, the fun, the speakers and, yes, even non-vegans come for the food because it's...delicious."    

Event co-producer Stephanie M. Casey was so enthused after attending last year's event that she joined Scott this year as an organizer. The creative media producer and founder of Frugal Foodie Dallas is melding her passion for a heavily plant-based and eco lifestyle with her experience in film, online communications and music to help Scott take the event to a new level. "Our event will display how vegan options are all around us. If, after attending our fair, someone decides to start eating one vegan meal a day or to make more conscientious, ethical purchase choices for home and wardrobe or is inspired to encourage their neighborhood bar to recycle – awesome. The impact of every single small or big change spreads and grows this kinder lifestyle to the betterment of Dallas. And the world at large. For people, animals, the planet."

The performance stage features a full line-up of music and speakers:

Music:

  •     Erykah Badu– Vegan Grammy-Award winner will close out the performance stage sharing notes from her journey as a vegan, then perform a DJ set.
  •     Home by Hovercraft – Theatrically and classically influenced folk/rock weaving sultry baritone vocals over waves of piano, tuba, mandolin and violin
  •     Mighty Mountain - Ferociously passionate seven-piece Austin band blazes through upbeat rock and roll through a haze of bubbles, confetti and flower petals. When not onstage, you can find the band members operating their successful community gardening non-profit Food is Free.
  •     Zhora – A Dallas-based band with a reputation for high-energy performances and addictive melodies.
  •     Eddie Lott – A singer and musician who grew up playing guitar with his parents in Dallas. He runs Recycle Revolution.

Speakers:

  •     Carol J. Adams - Author of "The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory."
  •     Chad Byers - Vegan bodybuilder and fitness model understands the importance of nutrition and its role in performance.
  •     Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram – Founder of FullyRaw.com and a pioneer in the American raw food and local, organic food co-operative movements.
  •     Nick Cooney - Founder of The Humane League, an animal advocacy organization based in Philadelphia that focuses on farm animal protection issues.
  •     David Lowery - Dallas-based filmmaker, marathon runner and vegan whose film "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," has won widespread critical acclaim.
  •     Sarah Von Alt - Western outreach coordinator for Mercy for Animals, a national advocacy group for farmed animals.

MEDIA NOTE: A separate release will be issued soon with detailed information on Chef Demos + Veggie Village.

ABOUT:

DATE:     Sunday, October 20, 2013
TIME:     11:00 AM - 6PM
LOCATION:     Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX, 75219
ADMISSION:     FREE, Donations Encouraged at entrance

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS:

JAMES SCOTT, Founder and Co-producer
James Scott grew up in Grapevine, Texas but has called Dallas his home for the last 10 years. When he became vegan more than seven years ago, he was surprised by the growing number of likeminded people and wanted to be a catalyst for more change. In 2009 he founded DallasVegan.com and went on to organize the first ever Texas Veggie Fair in 2010. James' "day job" is in IT and enjoys playing ice hockey and running marathons in his spare time.

STEPHANIE M. CASEY, Co-producer
A Dallas native, Stephanie left Texas for 14 years to work in media on both coasts. Starting with NYU film school, Casey went on to work with Bill Moyers and HBO in New York before moving to Los Angeles to work with Garry Marshall, M. Night Shyamalan and others in film. She then ventured north to Portland, Oregon where she wrote, produced and toured her own music. Back in Dallas for five years, Casey has been media director for In-Sync Exotics and worked as Producer for Neiman Marcus Online Creative. She created and operates Frugal Foodie Dallas, owns FBPagesDesign.com and does freelance creative production + strategy. This is her first year as a producer for the Texas Veggie Fair.

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