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VegFest Houston is The Premier Vegan Community Festival of Texas! In 2010, our co-founder Kristen Lee Ohanyan proposed the idea for Houston’s first and only vegan festival to her fellow Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. board members & leadership team colleagues. That dream soon became a reality! With the support of our dedicated volunteers, our nonprofit created the first-ever VegFest Houston, which debuted in 2011.
VegFest Houston was held at Pecore Hall in Montrose in 2011 and 2012, and then moved to the larger Pershing Middle School campus in Bellaire for 2013 and 2014. The festival went on hiatus from 2015-2016 while our nonprofit organization launched exciting new outreach projects, created additional annual events, and expanded our fundraising. An even larger venue was also sought out in order to meet the needs of our growing vegan festival, as well as a fresh new format. We were pleased to officially move to the Stafford Centre Convention Hall in 2017! Now, we have expanded to an even larger venue for 2019 at Minute Maid Park!
This amazing, diverse, all-vegan community event is held right here in the nation’s 4th largest city. It’s no wonder, since Houston is ranked the 4th “Most Veg-friendly City” in the nation as of 2012, making us the top Texas Veg-friendly city!
We are Houston’s original vegan festival! The festival is produced entirely by volunteers from our nonprofit organization. Our popular event features vegan vendors and exhibitors, family-friendly kids activities, giveaways and more. VegFest Houston promotes an ethical, compassionate and truly sustainable world for all. Ours is one of the most diverse vegan festivals in the nation!!!
Did you know that VegFest Houston Vegan Community Festival of Texas was part of the early #VegFest movement? We were the first “VegFest” labeled vegan festival in Texas and our logo is one of those shown in this VegSource article about the history of The VegFest Phenomenon! Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. is honored to have our festivals be part of what eventually became a worldwide VegFest movement.
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