“Brighton is full of people who are veggie, vegan or veggie friendly” explains Tim Barford, the man behind VegfestUK, “and with these events not only being full of so much interesting produce and info, but also free to the public, they look like attracting capacity crowds. And of course you don’t have to be vegan or even veggie to enjoy the day, anyone with even the mildest interest in gourmet quality food and some outstanding bodycare and fashion items is going to be in paradise. The fact that it is all 100% plant based makes it all the more appealing to a growing number of people.”

Tim has organised a dozen vegan events over the last decade including the huge 2008 Bristol Vegan Fayre which saw over 12,000 people gathered for an orgy of all things vegan for the weekend in central Bristol, but he thinks his brand new VegfestUK events are going to be the best yet.

“Organising successful events year in year out is a big ask, to say the least” Tim says, “but the key to it is to keep listening to the public, your stallholders, friends and critics, and keep improving the quality. Our big change this time is that VegfestUK is a free event to the public, as well as offering cheaper stall options, whilst improving the level of entertainment yet again. VegfestUK looks a cut above any of our previous shows, and a definite step up once more.”

So if you think that veggie food and the lifestyle and people that go with it are bit tired and dull - think again, and experience the best of the veggie lifestyle in all its splendour, with a myriad of explosive flavours, textures and creations to try in a relaxed, bustling, lively and enjoyable surroundings - see more details and information on the event websites at