VeganFest returns to Edison on June 15

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Scott Jacobs

The third annual Edison VeganFest will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on June 15 at The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., Edison.

VIP admission begins at 11 a.m.

Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy plant-based culinary delights, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways. More than 80 vendors will bring a variety of animal-friendly wellness and beauty products, apparel, health services, educational resources and more.

This year’s speaker lineup will feature meat-free athlete and bodybuilder Korin Sutton, neurologist and product testing expert Dr. Aysha Akhtar, and animal violence prevention advocate Dr. Casey Taft. A live panel discussion will explore the question of what it means to live a vegan lifestyle on the road; panelists include vegan fashion experts Andy Tabar of Compassion Company and podcaster James Lucas of Grape Cat, as well as travel blogger and author Kristin Lajeunesse. Vegan LGBTQ activist Honey LaBronx will serve as emcee.

An up-to-date vendor list can be found at www.edisonveganfest.com.

Single-day tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door for $20. For $25, VIP ticket-holders will receive a goodie bag of samples, a t-shirt, early admission and a special “skip the line” event entrance. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Bring your own bags or bottles. Recycling bins will be available for non-compostable items. Free water will also be available at stations located around the venue.

For more information and tickets visit, www.facebook.com/events/349186235658660/.