Monday, June 13, 2016

VegRehoboth (Rehoboth Beach VegFest) 2016

Where do you get to take a picture when a lovely lady dressed s a giant carrot?
The Rehoboth Beach VegFest!  We live too far away to join VegDover, but if everyone involved is as nice as this lady, then I say in you live in Delaware, check them out.
(She also mentioned that she leaves the pamphlets from these events at doctor's offices and whatnot when she's done reading them.  How smart! I'm going to start leaving them all over the place.)


We got there a half hour early, they were still in the process of setting up.


Unlike Albany, were we were a half hour early and were number 95 and 96 in line, there was no line here.  So we started the line!  Then we got to sit in the grass, in the shade, and wait for it to open.


VegRehoboth was held at he Epworth United Methodist Church.  Now, I am normally anti-church, but if all churches were like this church, I'd have much more respect for the organized religions.


Do you see this incredible garden!  Apparently, they grow all of this for their soup kitchen and to donate to local food banks.  She uses the square foot gardening method very successfully.


We tried some stevia from the sensory garden.  Wow!  I'm definitely going to start growing it.


These two ladies are amazing.  They (primarily the woman on the left....I'm so crappy with names, sorry ladies) take care of the garden.  They explained all the work this church is doing to help the homeless population.  They even have the funds to build a shelter, but no one in the area will allow it to be built in their community.  Real crappy Rehoboth Beach area people.  Just saying.


The ladies from the Pig Placement Network were there.


Look the cuties.  Most pigs being sold as pets are not going to stay tiny.  Be prepared for them to get quite big.  Someone asked about how to care for them.  The simple answer: food, water, treats, snuggling.  If my dog and cat weren't so adamantly against adding new fuzzy people to the family, we would adopt a pig for sure.


Indraloka Animal Sanctuary is not far from us.  We're going to try to make it out there this summer.


We had a nice chat with this lovely lady from Mercy for Animals.


The Art of Dino brought some really beautiful pieces.


We played the duck game with Delaware Votes for Animals we lost, but it was still fun.


The Humane Society gave the Tyrant a free t-shirt.  (Hey, non-profits, bring more t-shirts!  Talk about an easy way to get donations.  Everyone brought just a few and sizes were limited.  Why?!)


There were a lot of people!  We decided we prefer the outdoor VegFests.


There were a lot of great food vendors.  They did a great job of spacing out the food vendors, so it was easy to get a glimpse of what they were serving.  There weren't any excessively long lines.  We sat in the shade and waited for our food.  It gave us the opportunity to listen to the speakers.


We decided on a buffalo seitan sandwich with a side of bbq macaroni from Peaceful Provisions.  Sorry, it looked so good, I took a few bites before I remembered I was supposed to take a picture.  And for the record, it tasted as good as it looked.  I never thought of bbq sauce instead of mayo for pasta salad, but I will definitely be trying that out in the future.


Then we went to the beach.  Sorry no pics of this old lady in a bathing suit.  The water was frigid, but the Tyrant stayed in the water for hours.  Eventually, she go hungry, so we head over to Grandpa Mac for dinner.  The food was good, but I think my vegan mac n cheese is better.  There is almost no seating, which I don't really understand...why stools and a concrete counter?  You could easily stick some tables in there.  I will say the service was so super friendly and accommodating that I would still recommend checking it out.  I have a feeling they do well with the 2am drunk crowd.


We ended our trip with a stroll down the boardwalk.  We didn't bother with the games.  I do wish they'd stop this bs with the hermit crabs.  I mean really people.  We did see a lot of these flowers.  I don't know what kind of flowers these are, but they were just beautiful.  


And we are officially done with VegFests until August.  Maybe we'll see you at the Bethlehem VegFest.  I'll be there with my crew and I'm dragging a few of my PA friends with me.

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  1. Really good to see some good passion towards the vegetarian section and some good people out there to get the event going. Great to hear about it and hopefully it is a success.

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