SWFL Veg Fest!

SWFL Veg Fest!

For people, animals & our planet
Nationally Acclaimed Speakers

Nationally Acclaimed Speakers

prevention of disease, compassion for animals, and protecting the health of our planet
Plant Based Vendors

Plant Based Vendors

focusing on education & taste testing plant-based, healthy foods
Plant-Powered Movement

Plant-Powered Movement

Fitness and Competitions

The SWFL VEG FEST is fast approaching!

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Riverside Park, Bonita Springs

Annual SWFL Veg Fest 2020 Theme

Our previous three SWFL Veg Fests focused heavily on the medical and scientific data relating the positive impacts of WFPB diet on human health; Lifestyle Medicine; and Compassion for Animals. But we didn’t focus on the health of the planet very much.

Local to SW Florida, we experienced an environmental water quality disaster during the summer of 2018 – Blue Green toxic algal blooms and Red Tide – although the causes are many, animal agriculture contributed.

The theme for this year’s SWFL Veg Fest is

Eat for the Planet – What’s on Your Plate Matters!

We are asking each of our speakers to tie into this theme as part of their powerpoint presentation. (For example, what is the impact of factory farms on water quality? Climate Change? What impact a plant-based diet has on the health of our planet?)

PLUS – in addition to our annual fest, this year we began coordinating tons of smaller events with area businesses to bring our community together and share our enthusiasm for plant-based food, and the health and well-being of ourselves, our animal friends, and our planet.

Check out our ongoing events HERE, or at the Ongoing Events tab above….or stay up-to-the-minute informed on our Facebook page HERE.

SWFL VegFest 2020 Highlights the Benefits of Eating a Plant-Based Diet


SWFL Veg Fest showcases the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle for our health, compassion for animals and protecting our planet.


Come see how easy it is to find healthy plant-based foods in Southwest Florida. Find local sources of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products. Learn about the science behind the benefits of a plant-based diet. Featuring expert speakers, cooking demos, vendors, and animal rescues – with entertainment and activities for the whole family!


The key purpose of the SWFL Veg Fest is EDUCATION, to help promote the message of the benefits of vegan and plant-based lifestyles. We bring in experts like doctors, researchers, and activists to discuss timely topics such as health, diet, animal welfare, and the environment. 


The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, animal rescues and other non-profits, FOOD, and much more. 

CLICK HERE to sign up as a vendor in 2020!


Join the fun! SWFL Veg Fest 2020 is seeking volunteers for all aspects of the fest, including set up and break down for the event, staffing the Veg Fest tables and welcome stations, and assisting speakers and food vendors. We also need pre-fest help with planning, organizing, and promoting. Each year we’ve had an amazing volunteer team, and we expect to see many smiling faces back next year – but we think there’s no such thing as too many volunteers! 

CLICK HERE to sign up to be a volunteer for 2019!


The SWFL Veg Fest would not be possible without the awesome support we receive both from the community and our sponsors.

CLICK HERE for more information, or to sign up to be a sponsor for 2020.


Mouth-watering cooking demos, fun for the kiddos, competitions, classes, and more. You’ll want to stay all day with us!

SWFL Veg Fest is hosted by aPlantBasedDiet.org. Their mission is to improve lives by raising awareness and advocating for the optimal diet for human health: a plant-based, whole foods, organic diet + anything that leads people in that direction.



Donation Recipients

A big part of our mission is to give back to the community, through donations to local organizations that are active throughout the year. Since our first fest in 2017, SWFL Veg Fest and aPlantBasedDiet.org have donated funds raised from our Veg Fest to the following organizations.


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