Despite the destruction and devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew on October 8th to Hilton Head Island,SC, the Lowcountry VegFest 2016 Planning Committee has made every effort imaginable to still bring to the island community not only a vegfest but now also a victory party. The Committee encourages island and area residents as well as out-of-town visitors to come together for a day of story sharing, hugging, comforting, and celebrating amidst the vegfest which aims to nourish, educate, and inspire.
The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, a PlantPure Nation pod group which is free & open to the public that meets monthly in Bluffton, SC, is hosting the first ever vegan festival (aka vegfest) in all of South Carolina on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – rain or shine – from 10am to 4pm at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC. The inaugural event is supported by 12 sponsors, over 40 vendors and 8 speakers.
Event planners are expecting 300-500 people to attend Lowcountry VegFest 2016 (LCVF16) from all around the Lowcountry including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Charleston, Columbia, SC, and Savannah, GA. There will be ample vegan food from area restaurants, beer and wine, food cooking demonstrations, speakers, advocacy, education, live music, and dedicated entertainment for the children. Public admittance into the family-friendly Lowcountry VegFest 2016 is free and there will be opportunities to win and receive vegan merchandise. In lieu of entrance fee, attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable vegan food item to help the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry stock the shelf.
Howard Lyman, a former fourth generation cattle farmer, who was unsuccessfully sued with Oprah Winfrey in 1996, is the event headline speaker. Lyman travels the world speaking as an animal rights activist who is known for his actions promoting vegan nutrition and organic farming. Lyman was recently featured in the Leonardo DiCaprio executively produced environmental documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.
To learn more about the Lowcountry VegFest, view the event schedule, speaker profiles, and see sponsor and vendor lists, please visit the event website at http://www.LowcountryVegFest.com
Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of and cruelty toward animals for food, clothing, labor, entertainment, or any other purposes. Vegan food does not contain meat/flesh from any animal, eggs, gelatin, honey, animal milk, or animal milk derived products like whey. Vegan foods are made from fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
The goal of Lowcountry VegFest 2016 is to teach & show how fun and easy it is to eat and live vegan in the Lowcountry and why you would like to do so for your health, public health, the animals, and environmental conservation. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club here: http://www.PalmettoPlantEaters.com