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List of vegetarian festivals

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**International Vegetarian Festivals:**
– VeggieWorld
Veggie Pride
– VegFest (not internationally connected)
– Various countries host vegetarian/vegan festivals

**Country-Specific Vegetarian Festivals:**
– **Austria:**
Veganmania festivals in Graz, Innsbruck, Vienna
– Vienna 2014 edition featured the largest vegan fried egg
– **Canada:**
– Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair in Harbourfront since 1985
– Around 15,000 to 20,000 visitors annually by 2005
– **Croatia:**
– Zagreb hosts Veganmania as ZeGeVege Festival since 2008
– **Czech Republic:**
– Fluff Fest in Rokycany is fully vegan
– Obscene Extreme offers vegetarian/vegan food since 1999
– **France:**
– VeggieWorld in Lyon and Paris
– Paris 2019 edition attracted over 8,000 visitors
– **Germany:**
Veganmania in Iserlohn, Regensburg, Würzburg
– VeggieWorld in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden
– Berlin 2019 edition had 10,000 visitors
– Wiesbaden 2011-2020 editions attracted 13,000 visitors
– Vegan Summerfest in Berlin with 100 stands
– **India:**
– Aranmula Vallasadya festival
– **Netherlands:**
– VeggieWorld in Utrecht since 2016, with 9,000 visitors in 2020
– VegFest in Utrecht since 2014
– **Poland:**
Veganmania by Otwarte Klatki in multiple cities
– 2019 Łódź edition had over 3,000 visitors
– **Switzerland:**
Veganmania in Aarau by Swissveg since 2011
– Aarau 2016 edition attracted 5,000 visitors
– Gossau Veganmania with 60 stands
– **Thailand:**
– Nine Emperor Gods Festival
– **United Kingdom:**
– VegfestUK annual vegan food festival since 2013

**Vegetarian Festivals in the USA:**
– Boston Vegetarian Food Festival at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
– Twin Cities Veg Fest
– VegFest Homepage
– Veganfest
– Various VegFests in the USA

**Key Figures in Vegetarianism:**
Carol J. Adams
William Alcott
Ragnar Berg
Rynn Berry
– Howard Williams

**Historical Vegetarian Literature and Advocates:**
– **Historical Vegetarian Literature:**
– ‘What is Vegetarianism?’ (1886)
– ‘Shelleys Vegetarianism’ (1891)
– ‘Behind the Scenes in Slaughter-Houses’ (1892)
– ‘Why I Am a Vegetarian’ (1895)
– ‘Figs or Pigs?’
– **Vegetarianism Advocates:**
Bertrand P. Allinson
– Ernest Bell
George Bedborough
Henry S. Clubb
Helen Nearing

**Vegetarian Chefs and Authors:**
Nava Atlas
Mayim Bialik
Gypsy Boots
Kathleen Keen Zolber

Vegetarian and vegan festivals are held around the world to promote veganism and/or vegetarianism among the public and to support and link individuals and organizations that practice, promote or endorse veganism or vegetarianism. Many of these events are also food festivals and/or music festivals and can also contain edutainment.

Vegetarian Culinary Festival in Poznań, Poland, 2019
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