Join the plant-based festivities at this year’s DC VegFest, presented by Compassion Over Killing (COK) and happening at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on August 11.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample delicious vegan food and snacks from dozens of vendors, including Ben & Jerry’s, Amsterdam Falafelshop, Brewing Good Coffee, Bakeshop DC and YogiDog. Additionally, COK Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach Jessica Carter will host the TryVeg Tasting Booth.

Over 100 commercial and non-profit exhibitors will be present, including Dr. Bronner’s, Roots Market and A Well-Fed World.

DC VegFest started in 2009 and aims to teach people about the many benefits of a plant-based diet, for our health, the environment and animals. Over 20,000 people gather at the festival annually.

Basic admission is free, and people will have the option to donate and become wristband holders, giving them access to additional benefits.

The festival is child-friendly and will feature a KidZone complete with a playground and children’s activities.

Celebrity speakers will take to the stage to give inspiring talks, and talented chefs will provide cooking demos. Included among the presenters are food activist and Afro-Vegan Society Executive Director Brenda Sanders; Neil Barnard, author and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; plant-based chef Bev Kumari; and Joe Yonan, writer of The Washington Post‘s “Weeknight Vegetarian” column.

In addition to receiving exclusive food and product samples, wristband holders will be able to mingle with VegFest speakers and chefs in the VIP Lounge.

“As we embark on another year hosting the DC VegFest, expecting 25,000 to join us, Compassion Over Killing is thrilled that Washington, D.C. is home to an abundance of delicious and nutritious plant-based food and is setting a positive tone for a much-needed national dialogue about the far-reaching impact of our food choices on the planet, our health and animals,” stated Erica Meier, executive director of COK.

For more information about DC VegFest, visit the official website.