Fort Wayne VegFest is raising money for its first Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest.
After being awarded funding from Fort Wayne SOUP, VegFest is teaming up with host Trubble Brewing to offer two special events at the pub at 2725 Broadway, Fort Wayne. On Friday, Oct. 13, from 5-8 p.m., Trubble Brewing will feature an expanded vegan dinner menu. Trubble Brewing will offer an expanded vegan brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. A portion of sales will be donated to the Fort Wayne Veg’n Brew Fest.
The organization announced plans for a one-day festival Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne.
This announcement comes on the heels of World Vegetarian Day on Oct. 1 and Vegetarian Awareness Month in October.
The festival, which will be free and open to all ages, will run from noon-6 p.m. with a special VIP hour from 11 a.m. to noon. The one-day event will feature speakers, cooking demonstrations, local restaurant tastings, vendors, fitness events, children’s activities, live music from local musicians and a beer garden with creations from local breweries.
“We believe this festival will provide numerous benefits to the community, including improving the health of residents, lessening the suffering of animals and reducing Fort Wayne’s impact on the environment,” said Dani Wagner, president of the festival’s board of directors.
Fort Wayne VegFest is headed by an organizing committee of 12 individuals promoting a vegan lifestyle and plant-based diet. To learn more about the festival and to see new fundraising and educational events, visit fwvegfest.com.