Maidstone Vegan Festival 2019
The Maidstone Vegan Festival is BACK on Saturday July 13, 2019!
It is a fab day out and this year you can get along between 11am and 4pm at the Union Street Methodist Church.
The mission statement for the festival is:
“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” (The Vegan Society)
Our aim for the Maidstone Vegan Festival is to get people excited about the “fastest growing lifestyle movement”! We are keen to show people that going vegan doesn’t mean missing out, and that veganism is an accessible lifestyle for all that will not only benefit the animals, but also our planet and health.
Visitors to the Maidstone Vegan Festival can expect to discover a wide range of food and drink, personal care and beauty products and treatments, clothing and gifts, as well as take time to meet local animal rescues and find out more about activism in the community.
The festival has been running since 2016, but this is the first year Niki Forster and Becky Jones have organised it. They own a vegan restaurant, Potato Tomato, and have been vegan for 32 years! The sisters ran the pop up cafe at the last two festivals and will do so again this year.
Expect lots of new ideas for this year, including The Great Vegan Bake Off! There will also be a comedy show featuring the fantastic vegan comedian, Chris Stokes. Musicians for the festival so far include Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weather, and Jade Chamberlain with her super 80s on Show set.
It’s sounds like a wonderful day out for the whole family, especially as they also have a children’s area with face painting and biscuit decorating.