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Love Food, Love Animals, Love Life
The Vegecareian Festival is held annually at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and this year will be on Saturday 5 October 2019.



If you love food, love animals and want to learn more about following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, then this free, family-friendly event is for you. With various stalls and activities on offer, everyone is welcome - including your pets.

Vegecareian Festival
Animal blessings for your pet


On the day, enjoy the following:

Vegan and vegetarian cooking demonstrations
Veggie gardening workshops
Vegetarian and vegan food stalls including Mexican, Greek, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Italian, Indian, French, Tibetan and more
Animal blessings
Guest speakers on healthy living
Yoga sessions
Live music
Kids activities



Self-guided tours and group tours will be held on the day so you can learn and explore more about the Stupa and the gardens.

Don't miss a visit to the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace. It is the largest Buddha carved from gemstone quality jade in the world. The Jade Buddha weighs 4 tonnes and is 2.5 metres high and sits on an alabaster throne of close to 1.6 metres high.

Vegecareian Festival
The impressive Jade Buddha for Universal Peace


The StupaView Café will also be open serving up delicious lunch options, decadent desserts and hot and cold beverages. There is also a shop where you can purchase a variety of gifts, including many Jade items.

Follow the events Facebook page for up to date information on what's happening on the day.

A Stupa is a sacred monument in the Buddhist world. When completed, the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion will be the largest stupa in the Western World.



The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is located approximately 160km from Melbourne and 13 km from Bendigo. There is plenty of parking available on-site with a gold coin donation supporting the Rotary Club of Eaglehawk.
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Why? Celebrate vegetarian cuisine from around the world
When: Saturday 5 October 2019 10am to 3pm
Phone: 03 5446 7568
Where: 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Bendigo), Victoria
Cost: Free
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