Dorset animal lovers and foodies are being invited to visit the Bournemouth Vegan Fair in the town on Sunday 28 June. Taking place at the Pavilion, Westover Road from 11am-4pm, the event will host around 70 stalls and visitors will be able to sample tasters, collect recipes and talk to suppliers and experts. There will also be the opportunity to watch Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret and hear from vegan world record holder and marathon runner Fiona Oakes.
Selling everything from tasty raw snacks to vegan shoes, many of the stallholders are from the local area including Meatfree Martha, Mrs B’s Homemade, Lush and Gold Hill Organics.
Organiser Lizzi Shaw from Dorset Vegan said: “We are so excited to be bringing the vegan fair back to Bournemouth!" Lizzi set up Dorset Vegan two years ago as a guide to vegan-friendly restaurants, cafes and local businesses. Since then she has been surprised at the level of support shown by Bournemouth eateries and businesses. “In recent years veganism has become infinitely more popular with people really recognising the many benefits it brings. In Bournemouth I have noticed a large increase in the number of restaurants catering for vegans as well as products available in local shops.”
"Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just curious we’re welcoming everyone along and hoping that some people might be pleasantly surprised. The event costs £1 to enter and the first 75 arrivals will receive goody bags"
The event is sponsored by Vegfest UK, Bournemouth vegetarian restaurant, Zoukinis and the Vegan Lifestyle Association. More information and a full list of exhibitors is available at bournemouthveganfair.co.uk