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First-ever VegFest highlights vegan living in Corpus Christi

Posted: 9:28 PM, Jun 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-23 22:28:47-04

A first-of-its-kind festival for Corpus Christi got underway on Saturday, highlighting veganism and the vegan lifestyle.

Volunteers worked for over a year to put together the first ever Corpus Christi VegFest. It’s a one-of-a-kind festival in South Texas that kicked off with a 5k run, and visitors from across the state made it out to take part.

Plant-based food trucks were on-hand alongside vegan cooking demonstrations aiming to help locals learn about the tasty value of plant-based foods.

Alongside the food, a watermelon run, plenty of fun games and other activities were on-hand. Guest speakers ranged from YouTube stars to medical doctors, all providing education on the vegan lifestyle.

"I’ve been vegan for about seven years. It’s definitely, healthwise, I tell all my friends, if they care about their health, if they care about the environment, or they care about the animals’ wellbeing, vegan is definitely something to look into," Sonny Rodriguez, an organizer with VegFest, explained.

The festival ran from 10a.m. to 4p.m. over at Heritage Park.