Jul 24th, 2013Press Release from Downtown Bethlehem


Bethlehem, PA – July 23, 2013 – The 3rd Annual Bethlehem VegFest will be held this year on September 7th!  The festival will again take place on the SouthSide Bethlehem Greenway from Adam St to Polk St from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be rain or shine! The Beer Garden will also stay open for an extra hour for those over 21 years old.

monalisa-WEBThere are few annual vegan food festivals across the entire nation, and even fewer are on the east coast…but now, Bethlehem will host its 3rd Annual VegFest on the 2 year-old Greenway in SouthSide Bethlehem!  Learn about vegan and raw food choices and discover the challenges and great benefits of utilizing our local agrarian environment by visiting our Speakers Tent. Come enjoy the festival, taste delicious vegetable recipes crafted by local farm-to-table chefs at the Farmer’s Market or Food Court and learn all you can about a healthy or vegan lifestyle. At VegFest, you can learn how to incorporate healthy behaviors into your lifestyle with interactive yoga demonstrations and cruelty-free products in the Mind, Body and Spirit corner.  Make a new friend for life by promising to cherish a dog or cat via pet adoption at the Animal Haven area.  Listen to music that will soothe your soul and participate in fun, kid-friendly activities at the eARTh Center and Veggie Kid Zone. Please join us and over 150 vendors who all participate in a green way of life!

The 2013 VegFest poster design was created by Lehigh Valley based graphic designer, Christian Weber, whose 2012 VegFest poster campaign took home the honor of Best In Show at this past year’s Lehigh Valley ADDY awards.

Come join us as this festival of all things veggie and celebrate the spirit of a world community in our own backyard, the bountiful Lehigh Valley! For more information about speakers, sponsors, vendors, cooking demo participants and more please visit . Bethlehem VegFest has a large following on twitter (@BethVegFest) and on the Facebook fan page!

For questions about this or any Downtown Bethlehem Association event, please contact Kasara McLaughlin, Downtown Bethlehem Manager 610-577-6962 or gro.rebmahcyellavhgihelnull@marasak.


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Contact: Kasara McLaughlin, Downtown Bethlehem Mgr.










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