Block rockin’ beets: Vegan fair to be held at Park campus

Local herbivores will converge on the university next weekend for a special vegan-themed event.

Billed as an ‘epic celebration of all things plant-based’, Cheltenham Vegan Fair will host a wide line-up of traders and businesses selling vegan food, products and clothing. There will also be several talks on veganism and its ethical and environmental benefits, as well as a Vegan Human Book Library.

The event will be held on Park campus on Saturday February 22 from 10am till 3pm. Students at the university can enter for free with valid student ID; normal adult admission is £2, with children allowed in for free.

45% of the traders appearing at the fair are from Gloucestershire, while 32% are from neighbouring counties. They include Cheltenham natives The Hogless Roast and Those Vegan Pizza Guys, and Bristol-based Two Broke Girls.

And in line with the university’s excellent record for sustainability, 97% of the traders will be single-use plastic free.

Traders and customers at a previous Vegan Fair in Abergavenny (credit: Alex Tyler)

The event will be the first one that Vegan Fairs has held in Cheltenham in three years, the company having previously held events in Cirencester and Stroud.

The company say they aim to “give people the opportunity to sample and discover a wide variety of artisan, plant-based products made by independent businesses and learn more about the popular lifestyle that has been adopted by millions across the UK.”

A spokesperson said: “We encourage people from all walks of life to come along and participate at our events. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, omnivore, curious or anything in between – everyone is welcome!”

To view the full line-up and programme, click here.

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