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Encouraged by last year’s incredible reception, the 2nd Annual SoCal VegFest was TWO DAYS this year! Rain or shine, it was an event to behold and we had a record number of attendees. Vegan or not, people of all ages gathered to learn, explore, share, and dance!

Bryan Pease is the co-founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL), which is based in San Diego and has a very active chapter here in Orange County. He is a compassionate sponsor of #SoCalVegFest and will be speaking 10/30 from 3:30pm – 3:40pm on our Main Stage about the background of APRL and its activities in Southern California.

WANU is the first nutrient infused bottled water, packed with 12 essential vitamins & nutrients, including 6 grams of Non-GMO fiber. They are a beverage sponsor at this year’s #SoCalVegFest so be sure to stop by their exhibitor booth for samples and by the SCVF tents to buy full-size bottles and support our non-profit event!

Simone Reyes is an avid animal rights activist, vegan and animal rescuer. She has worked tirelessly for animal causes and has shed her clothes for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)’s “Rather Go Naked” demonstrations as well as participated in countless other protests. She will be speaking at #SoCalVegFest on ‘Why Being Vegan Is Not Enough’.

Krimsey’s is a Cajun vegan food company that is also soy-free and nut-free! They cater, vend as a pop-up food booth, sell cooking products online, and will soon have a restaurant open in North Hollywood. They are an exhibitor at this year’s SoCal VegFest!

Cowhugger is an online vegan boutique featuring beautifully crafted men’s and women’s cruelty-free shoes, bags, belts and accessories Cowhugger was born out of a desire to demonstrate that being a compassionate consumer does not mean compromising on fashion or quality. They will have an exhibitor booth at this year’s SoCal VegFest so be sure to stop by and buy a #vegan tee!

Miyoko’s Kitchen creates the most delectable whole-foods, plant-based cheeses in the world! She will have an exhibitor booth where you can sample a range of her incredible #vegan cheeses at this year’s #SoCalVegFest so be sure to check it out!

Cool Foods is committed to bringing our community a greater choice of plant based foods with the idea that these foods are better for us and the planet. They currently have two products available to the public– Cool Cups and Vegi Bacon/ Veggie Bacon Bits & Dips. Vegi Bacon/ Veggie Bacon is soy free and is made from air- dried, nutrient- rich pinto beans. They will be an exhibitor at SoCal VegFest so be sure to stop by and say hello!

JJ’s Sweets, makers of Cocomels, creates and produces delicious, innovative and mindfully-crafted sweets. Cocomels are The Original Coconut Milk Caramels. They are award-winningly delicious, vegan, organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free…plus, they are an exhibitor at this year’s SoCal VegFest! Stop by their booth and sample some Cocomels!

INVO is 100% coconut water that is never heated & never frozen. They will be a beverage sponsor at our event so be sure to swing by their booth for samples and by the #SoCalVegFest booths to buy full-size bottles and support the event!