Hall M - Entrance 4 -
Saturday 17th March
Thousands of vegans, vegetarians and curious meat-eaters are set
to descend on Harrogate as the town plays host to the North Yorkshire Vegan
substitute for Baileys, an entirely plant-based patisserie.
The festival, which takes place at Harrogate International
Centre on the 17th March , The event, organised by animal
rescue charity Farplace, will feature a myriad of stalls selling
hot and cold food, cosmetics, clothing and crafts.
The festival is
aimed at bringing vegans together, showcasing vegan products
and services, and encouraging non-vegans to sample the lifestyle and learn more
about potentially making the switch - as well as raising funds for the charity.
senior events manager for Farplace, said: "We're really excited about
heading to Harrogate with the festival. It's obviously a great event for vegans, but everyone is
welcome - particularly meat-eaters and vegetarians. The festival is
a chance for anyone to come along, try something different, sample some
products and find out more about a lifestyle free from animal products. But, of course, it's also a great event for vegans to meet,
learn more about products, services and projects that are out there, and stock
up on supplies and treats."
seen a massive increase in the Yorkshire and throughout the UK in recent years. Figures released by The Vegan Society
last year showed there were more than half a million vegans in
the UK - an increase of 360% from 2006 to 2016.
"Veganism has massively taken off in the UK in recent years. People
make the switch for lots of reasons: health reasons, the environment, or, of
course, because they don't want to be a part of animal slaughter and
As well as scores stalls, there is also a programme of talks and
activities taking place throughout the day.
Tickets are £3, and
are available on the door or in advance