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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Veggie Fair Showcases Meat Alternatives

The fourth annual Texas State Veggie Fair, held form 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., October 20, at Reverchon Park, in Dallas, will feature live music, carnival games, cooking demonstrations, recycling, yoga and information about how to incorporate a lifestyle that is healthy, good for the environment and is kind to animals. Other highlights include include free food samples, vegan food for purchase, animal-free clothing, jewelry and other products.  Exhibitors and activities are promoting nutrition, animal-protection, disease prevention and vegan and raw diets.

Keynote speaker, noted vegan and Grammy winner Erykah Badu will perform. Other speakers include Carol Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat; Kristina Carillo-Bucaram, Raw food pioneer; Mary Mattern, of Nom Yourself; Nick Cooney, of Farm Sanctuary and founder of the Human League, which focuses on farm animal protection; and Fully Raw Kristina.

The fair will have an expanded kids' area, a new green program overseen by Dallas-based Recycle Revolution and more vegan vendors than ever and local food trucks such as Good Karma Kitchen. Two new attractions at the fair this year include a local farmers’ market and a local beers pub garden operated by Trinity Hall, the Irish pub at Mockingbird Station. Trinity Hall will offer an array of local craft brews.

Admission is free, $5 donation suggested. The park is accessible by car, bus, DART and bicycle. For more information or to volunteer, visit

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