4S 175 Naperville-Wheaton Road
Naperville, IL 60563
A celebration of vegetarian living takes place every year in a suburb of Chicago. It’s a tour of novel eating, numerous exhibits, fascinating eating, lectures by leading health professional and food authorities, ethnic eating, live music and comedy acts and a genuine experience in the diversity of vegetarian eating. It’s real fun and admission is free!
The Veggie Fest has become a major, annual happening in Chicagoland — I attended the 2007 event in August. This fair meanders over about ten acres, obviously with numerous booths selling all variety of eats — hot & cold, cooked and raw, fast food favorites and ethnic specialties from around the world.
The international food tents were a great adventure. An audience would gather in a tent (numerous choices — Indian, Cuban, Columbian, German….) for an ethnic cooking exhibition right on the spot. Then at the conclusion, we would all sample the creations. This went on all through the day. All for free.
The lecture series offered was relevant and fascinating. Diverse topics presented by MDs, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, alternative medical specialists, and truly knowledgeable natural foods producers. There were booths for free exams and consultations with a variety of health professionals. This too, is all free.
The live music shows and wandering performers were delightful — and created a great environment for all the eating! There was even a children’s program to engage the kids all day long.
As many of you know, I’ve been vegetarian for decades. This was special for me to experience a celebration of my life style!
This event was created and sponsored by an all vegetarian organization called Science of Spirituality on their campus in Naperville, IL.
See you there next Summer!
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