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Tampa, FL – Tampa’s largest vegan festival returns for 2018! On November 3rd, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Tampa community and beyond are invited to join for Tampa Bay Veg Fest’s 9th annual celebration of all things plant-based and vegan at Perry Harvey Sr. Park! Featuring nationally renowned speakers, 100 veg-friendly vendors/exhibitors, animal rescue groups, vegan food, raw/cooking demonstrations, humane education, live music and entertainment, yoga classes, and activities for children and families, the event offers a diverse experience for all to learn about healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable living.

Tampa Bay Veg Fest is presented by Florida Voices for Animals (FVA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public on animal abuse, as well as the many benefits of a vegan lifestyle. 

Veg Fest is a free event promoting health, compassion, and environmental sustainability. The main goals of this festival are to support people on their journey of learning about vegan living and to promote a vegan lifestyle in a non-judgmental, empowering, and positive environment. Veg Fest also supports people who have already chosen a veg lifestyle by offering validation and information to reinforce their healthy and compassionate choices.

“I stumbled upon Tampa Bay Veg Fest for the first time 8 years ago and this one event changed my life. Learning from knowledgeable speakers, eating delicious vegan food, listening to incredible music, and meeting amazing vendors passionate about making the world a better place, I was in awe of all the educational opportunities at this one day event. I was inspired by Florida Voices for Animals and all they had done to make TBVF happen and it is an honor to now be a part of coordinating this extraordinary event.” ~ J. Bardroff, Event Director at Solutionary Events

Tampa Bay Veg Fest is free and open to everyone. Those who visit Veg Fest Central can receive free literature, food samples, and more!  Learn more at

For interviews with the speakers or representatives of Florida Voices for Animals, please contact or call (727) 656-8368.