VEG FEST Testimonials
"Tampa Bay Veg Fest 2011 was our first in Tampa. It was a lovely, intimate affair. We met wonderful people with open hearts and minds who were also receptive to and supportive of our mission (farm type animal rescue, education, and advocacy). Thank you for all the hard work put in to make possible the wonderful, heartwarming event it was. We are really looking forward to Tampa Bay Veg Fest 2012. See you there!"
-- Darlynn <(*@*)> Czerner, President, Darlynn's Darlins, Inc., Exhibitor
"Isha Foundation, being a non-profit organization addressing all aspects of human well-being, had a chance to have a table set up right near the play area and had many people stop by our table. I had a good time meeting and interacting with a great set of people that I shared similar interests with. A well organized event creating a much needed awareness about vegetarianism. The organizers were friendly and were willing to go out of their way to help make the event just as pleasant for the vendors as it is for the visitors. Already looking forward to the event next year!!"
-- Sowmya Venkat, Volunteer at Isha Foundation, Exhibitor
"Without a doubt, one of the best events we attended all year -- can't wait until the next one! Go Tampa Bay Veg Fest!!!!"
-- Lisa Lewis, CARES (Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter), Exhibitor
"As a business owner and a long-time vegan, I was able to promote my business to people who share my values and eat lots of great food. Can't wait for Tampa Bay Veg Fest 2011."
-- Greg Jones, Acupuncture Physician, St. Pete Community Acupuncture, Exhibitor
"As a 20 year vegan, I was quite impressed with every aspect of the 2010 Tampa Bay Veg Fest. The organization, enthusiasm, and sheer SIZE of the event (amazing for a first year!) helps give me hope for the future of this important movement. I look forward to the next one!"
-- Neil Kaplan, Justine & Neil (opening music act)
"I was greeted upon arrival by a friendly volunteer who helped unload my tent, tables, boxes etc. That has never happened to me before. The entire day was delightfully busy. We ran out of everything."
-- Zia Terhune, VegFund, Exhibitor
"The first Tampa Bay Veg Fest was a big success. It was a very well-organized event and well-attended. We are looking forward to being there in October 2011."
-- Justine Mayela, V-Dog Food, Exhibitor