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Published October 5th 2016
A feast of veg events is being served up in Melbourne
Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, omnivore, raw foodist, environmentalist, wholefoodist, healthfreak, ethical consumer, compassionate towards animals or just love good food you need to know about these. A range of events are coming to Melbourne, with a focus on plant-based foods and kindness.

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All-inclusive, non-judgemental family event that encourages all people of every age group, gender, race and religion to celebrate World Vegan Day

You may have heard of World Vegan Day? Melbourne has celebrated this global day celebrating veganism for over 10 years. This year it features 100s of stalls, cooking demonstrations, live music, family activities, expert information, speed dating, and knowledge sharing. So much to see and do and growing every year. There is something for everyone. Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds, check out this article for more information and lock it in!

Vegan Vegout is a Welcome to Thornbury event being held on Thursday 27th of October. It's a food truck party! This venue has indoor and outdoor seating and this theme attracts food trucks which have veg food offerings including Woking Amazing, Happy Camper Pizza, Dolly's Sister Vegan Caf and Bar, Mr Burger, Pierogi Pierogi and many others. Dogs are welcome, in fact there will be dog training available on the day as well as The Canine Wellness Kitchen for your furry friends.

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Save cats by purchasing veggie sausages or baked goods

If you're after a Vegan BBQ this is the event for you! Held at Bunnings Collingwood, the Vegan BBQ and Bake sale is pretty popular and becoming a more regular event. Proceeds from this event will help continue to the work of Darebin Council to rescue cats in the area. Maneki Neko Cat Rescue is the registered charity through which the cats are rescued, you can find our more about them here: .au.

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This is a regular veg event in Preston

Following on from the success of the previous Vegan and Vegetarian Weekends, the Preston Food Truck Park is hosting another one, this one to coincide with World Vegan Day. So in case you didn't get enough food, or still need to sample more, this whole weekend there will be more, more, more! The last one was heaving, but there is seating inside and out and plenty of time to try everything.

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Street party!

Street party anyone? The Vegan Eats and Brew fest is a celebration of all the best vegan food in Melbourne including Lord of the Fries, Doughnut Time, The Cornish Arms and many others! Vego or not, this event is about craft brewers and wineries, as well as some of the most featured vegan menu items around! What a great community event, and it's free. All the latest details are on their Facebook page.

The Cruelty-Free West Expo has been going for five years. Expect lots of food, demos, competitions and showbags. This is a showcase run by the Caroline Springs Welfare network, which is a community group for animal welfare.

WEEAC this year is at the Williamstown foreshore, and will encompass the cLocal community including local traders and the yacht club! Speakers include Phil Wollen, Mark Doneddu, and James Aspey. With over 50 stalls, live bands and competitions. This promises to be a fun and informative day out.

Check out the vital deets, and pop it in your calendar! This going to be a month of feasting on amazing food, interesting activities and products, as well as the opportunity to learn more.

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Take note - they're coming!

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Why? So much to sample, learn, hear, and try at these events, and mostly FREE
Where: Within Melbourne, see article for details
Cost: Most are free
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