VegFest London Updates

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Speakers & Presentations

We have a great line up of speakers at VegFest London who will touch on a number of topics, from changing the discussion and putting some truth to some myths out there about diets to breaking some misconceptions about what it means to be vegan to sharing stories of compassion and animal liberation.

Best of all it's free to attend and learn from the presentations. Tickets are NOT required and seating in the speaker area is on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage everyone to arrive early to grab your seat! There will be a chance for questions at the end of each of the sessions. 


10:30-11:30 am - Marty The Health Guy
1:00-2:00 pm - Lauren Toyota and John Diemer of hot for food
2:30-3:30 pm - Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals 


Speaker Descriptions

10:30-11:30 am -  Marty The Health Guy - IT’S TIME TO CHANGE THE DISCUSSION
The truth about what our bodies actually need & why a plant-based diet is essential to our personal and global future. Learn more about Marty The Health Guy. 

1:00-2:00 pm - Lauren & John of hot for food present breaking vegan
Lauren & John are here to make veganism less scary! As food bloggers and personalities the couple are breaking the misconceptions of what it means to be vegan. Learn more about Lauren Toyota and John Diemer.

2:30-3:30 pm - Jo-Anne McArthur - We Animals: Stories of Love & Liberation
This presentation is geared towards people who are involved with or interested in animal rights issues around the globe. Difficult photos will be shared but the emphasis of the presentation is on the amazing and joyful work taking place worldwide to help animals. The presentation aims to reveal, inspire, motivate and help usher an age of empathy. It is also about how we can all find and use our own skills to take part in this movement. Learn more about Jo-Anne and the We Animals organization. 

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Parking, admission, viewing the speakers and cooking demo, participating in the yoga, hula hooping, children's activity and viewing the's all FREE.

Vendors will be of course selling delicious vegan food, juice, tea and smoothies as well as veg-friendly products and services. You'll also have the chance to purchase products or make a donation to support many of the community organization vendors that will be part of the festival.

Since it's FREE to get in, we think there's really no reason why you shouldn't drop by and see what the festival is all about, meet the vendors and learn from the speakers and presentations. 

Click here to view the full festival schedule and plan your visit to VegFest London.


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To celebrate our first VegFest London we'll be giving away tattoos in the swag bags to the first 500 people. We'll also have tattoos available at VegFest London by donation. Stop by the "tattoo" station to pick yours up. 

Show off your carrot tattoo with pride and share on social media and use #vegfestldn #ldnont. 

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You can be part of the first ever VegFest London

You'll be part of history....well our history anyways. After experiencing all of the other amazing VegFest's in Niagara, Hamilton and Toronto we couldn't wait to bring one to London. Thank you to all of the vendors, sponsors and volunteers that have become part of our festival community and to all of you, for reading, following along and sharing in the excitement for the festival.


Click to tweet - "On October 25 I'm attending the first @VegFestLondon, will you join me? #ldnont #vegfestldn"


Help share the festival and invite friends and family! Join us October 25 at the Canada Building of the Western Fair District.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend VegFest London - Countdown

Can you believe it, only 10 more days until VegFest London kicks off? Just over a year of planning has gone into this event and it's exciting that each day bring us closer to opening the doors to the very first VegFest here in London, Ontario. 

You may have noticed we love countdowns, so in honour of only 10 more days until VegFest London, we thought we would share the top 10 reasons to attend VegFest London. 

10. Swag Bags

To celebrate the first VegFest London we are giving out swag bags to the first 500 attendees. The doors open to the festival at 10 am and if you find yourself in the first 500 you'll be treated to a goodie bag with a VegFest London tattoo and coupons and treats from our festival vendors.