Our Dinner and a Movie event Friday night was a huge success! Fifty-five people came out for Greek spreads and bread dip (thanks for the donation, Voula!), Buddha Bowls from Red Fern, and cupcakes from Happy Cakes, followed by a showing of Speciesism: The Movie, and then a talk by its director Mark Devries. Thank you to everyone who attended, everyone who bid in the silent auction, and to the item donors. Thank you to Cam F. Awesome for MC-ing and Mark Devries for bringing his film and speaking. We were glad other VegFest speakers Mike Stura, Kerry Graff, Ted Barnett, and Jo-Anne MacArthur could attend.
Thank you to Jack & Meg for donating two tickets. Thank you to organizers and everyone who helped out or brought stuff either to use, eat, or donate: Mary, Bubbie, Deb, Kim, Darren, Mike, Leanne, Robyn, Varun, Andy, Michael, Rosemary, and Ted. People helped in so many big and little ways I can’t possibly list everything everyone did.
Thank you to La Salon for donating a gift basket of cruelty free items for our raffle!
La Salon is on Wildbriar Road in Rochester.
Thank you to R Salon & Spa for donating two $50 gift certificates and a basket of Aveda products for our huge raffle!
Welcome to Perfectly Posh, who will have a booth at Rochester VegFest!
Perfectly Posh is a skincare company that makes naturally-based products in the USA, never tests on animals, uses recyclable containers, has many vegan options, and all individual items cost under $25.
Want to experience their products at the booth first? There will be samplers of hand cremes, facial moisturizers, and body butters. You’ll be able to smell big Chunk bath soap bars, scrubby Snarky bars, body scrubs, skin sticks, and face masks/body muds. They will also have individually wrapped bath bombs for sale – you can’t try them, but you can definitely smell them. And they’ll be handing out prepackaged samples to take home.
They’re also bringing a raffle basket, and providing goodies for our SWAG bags!
Thank you to Hurraw! for donating two raffle packets to our raffle lineup!
Hurraw! makes raw vegan lip balms. You can find out more about their ingredients and practices at their details page.
A huge welcome and thank you to our Silver Sponsor, Lori’s Natural Foods!
Lori’s is Rochester’s largest independent natural grocery and wellness center. They are family-owned and have been serving western New York since 1981, selling natural and organic foods, supplements and herbs.
Lori’s generous donation is helping us bring VegFest to Rochester. They’ll have a table there, too, so stop by and check it out!
Thanks to Serenity Carlyle L.Ac, CD(DONA) for bringing Keep Me Safe Organics to VegFest! Stop by her booth to try free samples of their toxin-free, organic, vegan skin care and mineral makeup.
Welcome to exhibitor Becky Kelly of Arbonne! Arbonne is a certified vegan and cruelty-free health and wellness company which has been established for 37 years. They provide skincare, makeup, and plant-powered nutrition. We are as excited to welcome Becky as she is to attend!