The 8th Annual Texas Veggie Fair took place this past Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 11AM-6PM at Reverchon Park in Dallas, TX. Cykochik was a vendor for the fourth year in a row and this year was bigger and better! There were more than 10,000 people and fur babies who came out on a warm fall day to shop/eat/drink/dance/learn/support all things vegan and cruelty-free. Our hearts were filled with love and our bellies filled with delicious vegan foods, we couldn't ask for a better event.
This year we hung the new official Vegan Flag International with pride in our booth and made a few of our Vegan Flag crossbody bags, printed in the USA on our recycled plastic canvas.
The best part of our day was having all the animal lovers come by our booth! We love seeing our fans and friends, near and far, old and new, human and non-human <3
The next best thing was eating all of the delicious vegan foods from 40 food vendors! There were already long lines for the food right when we opened at 11AM and the lines continued till 6PM. Our friends were kind enough to get us some fried pickles and vegan corn dogs from Though Cookie Bakery. What's a fair without deep-fried food?? We also got food from our local favorites; banh mi from Nammi's food truck, egg rolls and chicken tenders from Goji Cafe.
We were excited that The Cupcake Girl from Houston was at the Texas Veggie Fair for the first time, so we had to get a 1/2 dozen of their deliciously moist vegan and some gluten-free cupcakes. As if that wasn't enough sweets, we also had donuts from another first time TVF vendor, Cake Thieves from San Antonio! Whoever says/thinks that there's nothing for vegans to eat has never been to the Texas Veggie Fair. ;P
Aside from all the fair food, there were also educational and inspirational speakers/demos throughout the day.
If you wanted to take a break from all the fair activities, there were free yoga and meditation sessions by the Dallas Yoga Center.
The Texas Veggie Fair is also about animal activism and we were glad to be next to our friends, Animal Connection of Texas; who led a march for animals through Uptown Dallas to the fair.
As we reflect on the Texas Veggie Fair, as we do every year; we get a bit emotional because we can see and feel all the love, compassion, and passion of the growing vegan community (locally and nationally) all in one place, in our hometown of Dallas, TX!
We can't wait to see y'all at the 9th Annual Texas Veggie Fair in 2018!!