Vegan Festivals and Fairs 2017

If you missed the Viva! Vegan Festival in Birmingham, never mind. You’ll just have to wait a bit longer to stuff yourself silly with cake and touch some really expensive vegan shoes.

Not that much longer though, because there are quite a few Vegan fests and fairs that are either in the city or just a train journey away.

FarGo’s Vegan Festival
Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 April
With over 20 totally vegan stallholders, plus food (the most important bit) from The Vegan Grindhouse, Mex It Up, 63 Islands and Fargo Village’s own vegan café Totally Vegan, this is the perfect excuse to visit Fargo Village if you haven’t been yet.

Plus, the Village’s own vegan brewery, Twisted Barrel Ale Brewery and Tap House, will be holding a beer festival alongside the main event, so it’s a perfect opportunity to taste some fine vegan ales.

Entry is £1 or free for under 12s.

Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5ED
Check the event out on Facebook

Stirchley Summer Vegan Fair
Sunday 7 May
50 stalls, indoors and out, with a wide range of vegan products from cake, cheese and chocolate to cosmetics and clothes (so everything that starts with c I guess). There will be talks and food demonstrations; so finally we can solve the ancient riddle of what, exactly, do vegans eat? Even most vegans aren’t sure, seriously, if people ask me I just say food and panic. And bread. Lots of bread. Vegan bread. I’m hungry.

Nab yourself some free samples and recipes, check out some delicious cake (there will be cake, did I mention that?) All this and free admission too.

Stirchley Baths, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JT
Check the event out on Facebook

Coventry Viva! Vegan Festival
Saturday 29 July
Another Coventry event – there must be a community of vegans in Cov, rocking out to some two tone and eating salad, I imagine. This festival is a bit bigger, with 80 stalls including hot and cold food (yes vegan food can be hot, sometimes there are chips with the salad), cosmetics, clothing and gifts. There are also talks and live cookery demos throughout the day.

Outside there’s going to be a bar selling craft beer plus a bouncy castle, although that is apparently for ‘children’ only, but if you have a hissy fit and refuse to carry your own coat, maybe they’ll be confused and let you on. Entry is £3, £2 for students and the unwaged, and free for under 16s.

Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB
Check the event out on Facebook

West Midlands Vegan Festival
Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 October
This is the tenth year for the West Midlands Vegan Festival, the biggest festival in the region celebrating all things animal-friendly. There will be a range of stalls, live cookery demos and stage acts (hopefully not the vegan rap guys though, that won’t help).

Stalls start booking in May. Admission is just £1, or free if you’re under 16.

Wolves Civic, North Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1
Check the event out on Facebook

Are you planning on going to any of these events? Let me know if the comments! You might also be interested in my review of the Birmingham Viva! Vegan Festival.

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