Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2016 set for June 11

Vendor, volunteer applications open now
January 16, 2016

Rehoboth Beach VegFest, a popular festival celebrating healthy, humane and sustainable living, is set to return with the outdoor festival Saturday, June 11, and other related events all weekend long.

The festival, now in its fourth year in the beach region, will take place on the grounds of Epworth United Methodist Church, off Coastal Highway north of Rehoboth Beach. VegFest features an array of engaging activities including speakers, vendors, cooking demonstrations, kids' activities, food sampling and more, all to introduce people to the many benefits and delicious tastes of plant-based foods.

The festival has grown significantly each year, with eager vendors and attendees now coming from locations across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to take part.

"It's an idea whose time has come for sure," says Tara Sheldon, VegRehoboth vice president and lead organizer for the event.  "These days it seems that everyone is getting the message to eat less meat - and they're taking that to heart."

In addition to the featured outdoor festival on Saturday, Rehoboth VegFest weekend includes a  kickoff dinner and social hub, documentary film screening, art event, and a Sunday brunch.

Applications are being accepted now for vendors and volunteers.  "Volunteering to help us with VegFest is a great way for people to get connected and jump-start their own health," said Sheldon. "We truly need and welcome volunteers."

Vendors registering now receive early-bird discount rates.  More information and vendor/volunteer sign-up is at