This weekend is jammed packed with all kinds of stuff…
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is holding their anual 50 States & 13 Colonies. This ride is 60 plus miles long and hits all 50 State Streets. The 13 Colonies ride hits all the streets named for every one of the 13 original colonies and covers about 15 miles. To celebrate the day’s feats, New Belgium Brewing will be hosting the 51st State After Party at the Grill From Ipanema. Stop by after the ride with your fellow comrades for a frosty Fat Tire and a delicious bite to eat. Beer, food and goodies will be available from 3:00-7:00pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Registration for the ride is closed so if you didn’t make it this year, maybe next! Check out other upcoming WABA Events.
I have been wanting to do this ride for a while now and I am finally going to get to do it this year! Super Excited!!! Plus it’s going to give me a good appetite for DC VegFest.
Speaking of, DC VegFest, is also this Saturday (if you haven’t heard!) at George Washington University from 11am to 6pm. There will be LOTS of vendors and LOTS of Vegan food! The first 500 people get a Compassion Over Killing gift tote filled with a bunch of goodies! So get there early!!! There will also be a host of great speakers at this years event including Michael Greger – Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at HSUS, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Vegan Chef & Award-Winning Author, Dawn Moncrieffe – Founder and Executive Director of A Well-Fed World, just to name a few. See the rest of the speakers, sponsors, and food vendor on the DC VegFest Website.
Poplar Spring will be holding their 14th annual open house and fundraiser on Sunday afternoon, from 1 to 5. Come out and enjoy an educational and entertaining afternoon with delicious food, a live music, silent auction, clowns and face painting for the kids, and an opportunity to visit with the Sanctuary’s many rescued residents. Colleen Patrick Goudreau, vegan cookbook author, will be the keynote speaker. I know it may be a hike for a lot of you DC residence but it is worth the trip out there if you haven’t been, find a couple people to carpool with, its only about an hour drive. Hope to see you out there!
To ensure fun and safety for all, NO DOGS at any event that is held at the sanctuary, please! Events will be held rain or shine, and all proceeds benefit the rescued animals.
Get your entries in NOW, Sticky Fingers Bakery will be picking 10 lucky folks to enter the Cupcake Eating Contest at DC VegFest on Saturday. Entries will be drawn at random for the 10 lucky people. This is how it will work, you will have 5 cupcakes, your arms will be tied behind your back, and you must eat them as fast as you can, simple enough! What do you get if you are the fastest cupcake eater in DC? A $5o gift card to Sticky Fingers to you can buy more cupcakes! Or any of their other delicious treats! So how do you enter??
Make a donation of $10 or more to Compassion Over Killing, Pinups for Pit Bulls or Washington Humane Society and send a copy of your receipt or proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission must be received by Thursday September 22 at 11:59pm, winners will be notified on Friday! Let us know if you are one of the lucky ones!
This Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., join several thousand of your closest veg and veg-curious friends at the DC VegFest, the largest vegetarian celebration in Metro area. This year’s DC VegFest will showcase over 75 exhibitors and provide an opportunity to see cooking demonstrations, shop and more. The speaker line-up includes Dr. Michael Greger, award-winning chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the Humane Society’s Wayne Pacelle and NBC4′s Wendy Rieger. DC VegFest will also have ASL interpreters at each presentation.
Dogs are welcome, and doggy water stations will be located throughout the venue.
And the best part of all? The food, of course! A wide variety of food will be dished out by 19 DC-area restaurants, including recent winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars: Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats, which is also hosting a cupcake eating contest! Free food samples will be offered by Tofurky, Gardein, Field Roast, Soyummi, and more.
Get there early — the first 500 visitors will receive a free commemorative bag, and you’ll want to be first in line for Vegan Treats!
Sat., Sept. 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
University Yard at George Washington Univ. (H St. between 20th/21st Sts., NW)
DC VegFest is just around the corner and one of the number one reasons I go is to try food! We Vegan’s are passionate about our food to say the least. Having all the delicious Vegan food from DC (and beyond!) come to one central location is like Vegan heaven! So who is going to be at DC VegFest you ask? Well…
Bread and Brew
Everlasting Life Cafe
Fojol Bros. of Benethiopia
Fojol Bros. of Merlindia
Robert Jordan Health Services
Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats
Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant
Sweet and Natural
Thats a lot of food to eat!!! While you’re chowing down on your 5 plates of food and 8 cupcakes you can sit back and listen to some of the awesome speakers that will be speaking at the event, like Michael Greger – Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at HSUS, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Vegan Chef & Award-Winning Author, Dawn Moncrieffe – Founder and Executive Director of A Well-Fed World, just to name a few. See the rest of the speakers on the DC VegFest Website.
DC VegFest is Saturday, September 24 at George Washington University