The South Asian Times

23 April 2019 22:22 PM

Over 40000 attend 11th Annual Veggie Fest in Illinois

Lisle, IL: Veggie Fest, one of the largest vegetarian food festivals in North America, was another huge success as over 40,000 people from around the world came to the two-day event held on the grounds of the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Lisle, IL.

“We are always inspired by the growing interest folks have in learning about vegetarianism and healthy living,” said Jonathan Kruger, festival coordinator. “Were thrilled with the incredible turnout at the 11th Annual Veggie Fest in spite of the high temperatures.”

With a huge international food court; health professionals speaking on diet, lifestyle, and environmental issues; engaging food demos by restaurant owners, chefs, and authors; an incredible children’s tent with face painting, clowns, and crafts; live music from some of Chicago’s best bands; over 100 vendor booths to explore; terrific sponsors, including Whole Foods, Nature’s Path Organics, and Manna Organics; and free admission and free parking, Veggie Fest has become a highly anticipated summer event in the Chicagoland area.

The weekend’s festivities included a special opening ceremony with both Congressman Bill Foster and the Mayor of Naperville, Steve Chirico; guest speeches from Dr. Terry Mason, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health; Dr. Kim Allan Williams MD, president, American College of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center; Arran Stephens, Founder and CEO, Nature’s Path Organics; and when the Mayor of Lisle, Joe Broda was in attendance, keynote speaker, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj released a new book, “Building Bridges through Meditation” which chronicles the talk that he gave in May 2016 when he was invited to the United Nations.

Update: 06 Aug, 2016