VegFest Reports Bumper Attendance at Brighton Event

Janey Lee Grace was a guest speaker at the festival.
Janey Lee Grace: guest speaker

It’s no secret Brighton has it’s fair share of vegetable enthusiasts but organisers of last weekend’s VegFest report a 40% increase in attendance vs. last year. It seems the horseburger scandal has people looking for ‘veggie’ options to incorporate in their diet.

VegfestUK at Hove Town Hall saw over 2,000 extra visitors over two days, meaning a combined total of 7,500 attending the show in 2013.

‘The Horseburger scandal is in many ways behind the huge increase in attendance’, said the organisers. ‘There’s no doubt consumers are looking for alternatives to cheap meat and veggie products are very attractive right now to mainstream audiences. Whereas before veggie food has been a niche sector, now it seems everyone wants in.’

With 135 stalls, cookery demos, talks, kids areas, cinemas, performance and appearances for BBC Radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace, and Sarah Jane Honeywell off CBeebies, there was something for everyone and many stalls were sold out well before closing time, such was the demand for new and exciting veggie products.

VegfestUK now moves on to shows in Bristol and London, and already stalls are nearly sold out and tickets in hit demand for both events – see for details

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