Vegans’ Excitement Grows as Bethlehem’s 9th Annual VegFest Approaches

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Bethlehem, PA: The Downtown Bethlehem Association of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the 9th annual Bethlehem VegFest 2019!

This Saturday, Vegans from all over will travel to Downtown Bethlehem to attend one of the largest vegan festivals in the region.


VegFest 2019, Bethlehem’s premier vegan food and street festival, celebrates the growing vegan culture and sustainable living practices throughout Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. Our festival includes cooking demonstrations, renowned speakers, live music, as well as over 60+ food, small business, and craft vendors from up and down the east coast. The event fills with vegan and vegetarian festival goers, and others just curious to learn more about this lifestyle. Bethlehem VegFest 2018 was a great success! 6,000+ people made their way through the festival, sampling local produce, taste-testing vegan cuisine, enjoying live music or even practicing some yoga. Participants of VegFest agreed that the “open to everyone” feeling attracted a crowd of happy, healthy individuals, eager to learn more about vegan and raw food choices, cruelty-free products and sustainable living.




11:30 – 12:15PM:  Suzanne Ickes, RD, LDN + Chef Andrew Taylor (Sodexo at Lehigh Valley Health Network) – Health Benefits of a Vegan/Plant Forward Diet
1 – 1:45PM: Jessica Hudnall + Stephanie Marsh (Kannaway) – Hemp for Your Health: How CBD Supports a Vegan Lifestyle
2:30 – 3:15PM: Olivia Arena-Miller (The Rustic Vegan) – Vegetarian to Vegan: Transitioning and The Question of Protein
4 – 4:45PM: Dr. Andy Mars (VegKids) – “Raising a Vegan Generation”
11-1PM:  ALIAS
12-1PM:  The Yoga Loft Presents 1 hour of yoga @ The Ice House
              (Click HERE for tickets)
The Morning Call,Presenting Sponsor
Wright Veterinary Medical Center, Friends of the Animals Sponsor
Green Mountain Energy, Premier Corner Sponsor
Moravian College, Parking Sponsor
Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, Vendor Parking Sponsor
Lehigh Valley Health Network, Green Sponsor
The Yoga Loft, Yoga Sponsor
Captured LV Escape Room, Friend of VegFest Sponsor


Premium Partners: Boyle Construction Management, The Sun Inn, RCN, and Historic Hotel Bethlehem


The Downtown Bethlehem Association

The Downtown Bethlehem Association (DBA) is a council of The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and serves to revitalize, rehabilitate, promote and advance downtown business areas within the city of Bethlehem. It is an organization comprised of business owners who believe that unity is better than isolation and involvement is better than neutrality. The DBA organizes over 100 events a year, to drive foot traffic into Bethlehem’s Historic and Southside Shopping Districts.

Information provided to TVL by:
Tammy Wendling
Manager, Downtown Bethlehem Association
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce