VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017
La Festa Italiana and other Scranton food festivals have their vegetarian options, but now the city is getting a festival free of meat and full of leafy green alternatives.
The inaugural Scranton VegFest was announced on Wednesday with a video by RizeOptix posted on the festival’s new Facebook page explaining how the idea came together and what is planned for the annual event.
Founded by Scranton business owners Christian Pilosi of Eden – A Vegan Cafe and Harrison Wolff of Wolff Athletics, the festival will not only feature vegetarian and vegan food, but all aspects of that lifestyle, including physical fitness and health, animal sanctuaries and adoption, and clean energy, along with entertainment and education.
The date and location are still being determined, but the buzz has already begun; the introductory video surpassed 12,000 views in 48 hours. The Facebook post notes that this festival will be taking cues from other VegFests around the country as the planning continues:
We are super excited as Harrison of Wolff Athletics and Christian of Eden – A Vegan Cafe are working together to create and launch the Scranton VegFest, to showcase our city and all the wonderful positive, progressive and plant-based things going on in and around our community, as well as entertain and educate the masses with a festival that will be fun for all! We are so excited to join so many other cities across the country that hold annual VegFests, and in our initial research and planning, we have been warmly welcomed to this movement and community by many of them already!
Those interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor can message the Facebook page or contact Pilosi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wolff at email@example.com. NEPA Scene will update as more information on Scranton VegFest becomes available.