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3rd Annual Texas State Veggie Fair

26 Sep


If you are a seitan-lover—as in the vegan protein and not our Lord and Savior’s arch nemesis— then you’re in for a treat at the 3rd annual Texas State Veggie Fair hosted by DallasVegan.com. Whether you’re vegan, interested in becoming one, or you just enjoy delicious plant-based cuisine, stop by Reverchon Park in Dallas on Sunday, October 21 to enjoy the celebration. There will be food, live music, guest speakers, and don’t forget the fried food contest. Yes, even vegans know how to get down with the deep fryer.

Zombie Taco – Photo by thetacotrail.com

I’m especially looking forward to the food from Zombie’s Food Truck, a vegan-only food truck whose mission is “bringing your taste buds back from the dead.” I hope they’ll be making their Neftacos Feliz, described as “sweet and spicy shredded seitan tacos with onions, cilantro, guacamole, and pepper pineapple ranch.” They had me at ranch. I think I’ll pair that with a refreshing kombucha from Holy Kombucha and follow it with some coconut ice cream from Nada Moo for dessert.

But besides food, there will also be vendors that cater to greener lifestyles, including Arbonne International Skin Care and Wellness, which makes skin care products with premium botanical ingredients and Eco Armoire which makes “eco-friendly apparel for the chic lady”.

Guest speakers include Ginny Messina, a vegan RD and author of Vegan for Life, a guide for plant-based nutrition. Vegan fashionistas—let’s call them “veganistas”—can also listen to Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart talk about her fashion company Vaute (pronounce “vote”) Couture, a high performance fashion line with no materials derived from animals.

The Texas State Veggie Fair runs from 11AM to 6PM and admission is free, although a $5-$10 donation is suggested. Don’t forget to bring extra cash to buy food at the vendors! The main entrance to Reverchon Park is at Maple Avenue and Turtle Creek Boulevard. If you’re not familiar with the Oak Lawn area, then just plug 3505 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219 into your GPS. For more information, and to check out the complete list of vendors, visit
www.texasstateveggiefair.com.

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Candyce Pilliner is a copywriter at Moroch Agency in Dallas. She loves exploring vegan recipes, diving into a good book, and learning about photography. As a Creative, she is the “magenta sheep” of her left-brained family.

2011 TX State Veggie Fair | The 2nd Annual Texas State Veggie Fair at White Rock Lake

18 Oct

..Have we got a Fair for you!..

DallasVegan.com presents The Texas State Veggie Fair on Sunday, October 23rd!! The 2nd Annual Texas State Veggie Fair is back! Come enjoy a wide array of environmentally friendly as well as animal friendly vendors from 11am to 6pm at Winfrey Point – White Rock Lake. There will be Vegan Food sampling, carnival games, guest speakers, live music and entertainment. And guess what else? You get in Absolutley FREE!!

Just when you thought the State Fair of Texas overdid it with the Fried Foods, The Texas State Veggie Fair comes along with their Vegan Fried Foods competition! If you’re interested in applying yourself click here. One must prepare at least 5 servings of their fried food item, use ONLY and ALL vegan products (no milk, eggs, cheese, etc). Honey can’t be used either. There is a $100 prize for the winner! The entry fee is $15. (Just because we’re the “Fried Food Capital” of Texas doesn’t mean it always has to be fatty unhealthy fried food.)

Enjoy guest speakers for the 2011 Texas State Veggie Fair (I keep wanting to call it Vegan Fair). Julieanna Hever, Nathan Runkle, Nicole Sopko, Maria Miller Wolfson and Amber Shea Ford will present intriguing topics on vegan cooking, lifestyle, health & fitness. Read up on some of the outstanding speakers here.

You just might consider the main attraction of The 2nd Annual Texas State Veggie Fair to be the FOOD! If that’s the case, be on the lookout for vegetarian/vegan eateries like Hail Merry, Gennarino’s, Spiral Diner, NadaMoo!, Holy Kombucha, Denton Vegan Cooperative, Little Eden Baker and Jackaklope Mobile Kitchen. Sometimes you have to really look for a good vegetarian restaurant in the DFW but now you can get some of the best ones all in one location! In addition to the restaurants listed above, food sampling at the Veggie Fair will be available from: Gardein, Honest Tea, Sophie’s Kitchen, Starlite, Tofurky, Upton’s and WayFare.

Hit the Fair veggie style this weekend! You can jump for joy or skip for soy! Celebrate healthy living and an animal friendly lifestyle with other North Texans at the 2011 Texas State VEGGIE Fair. Make up for all those fatty fried foods you ate at Fair Park and bring your appetite to White Rock Lake on October 23rd for plenty of green and organic protein!

Winfrey Point – White Rock Lake
950 East Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX 75218

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