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Veg-Out Festival Returns to Wilmington in October

The second annual Veg-Out Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 22 in Wilmington in beautiful Riverfront Park. This fun and free community event, sponsored by the city of Wilmington, is a unique celebration bringing together traditional and alternative health care, vegan and vegetarian food, green living, fitness, yoga and meditation, all in one place.

Veg-Out encourages and promotes new insights, experiences and values in line with a healthy lifestyle and a greener planet, offering Wilmington and surrounding areas the benefits of a health conscious lifestyle.

“We are thrilled and feel fortunate to be entering our second year with the Veg-Out Festival; last year’s attendance was excellent, and we look forward to growing this event each year,”  comments event promoter James Christopher.

“Unlike other local wellness events, Veg-Out is completely free to attend for everyone in our community. Now more than ever, we feel it’s imperative to present the wealth of healthy living lifestyle choices available to Wilmington. We will be hosting some of Wilmington’s best healthcare practitioners, exercise and fitness options, vegan and vegetarian food options,
mental wellness, yoga, green living and much more. Professionals will be on site and available
to answer your questions and offer guidance,” adds Christopher.

“Above all else, we want Veg-Out to be fun for individuals and families! An event that encourages new insights, experiences, and values in line with a healthy lifestyle and a greener planet. Our goal is to have every visitor leave the event more informed than when they arrived.”

Tri-Mindfulness—a fun 5K morning walk or run followed by a guided yoga session and ending with a meditation session—will kick off the festival at 10 a.m. It’s a separate fundraising event held in conjunction with the festival. All proceeds will benefit The Yoga Village, a nonprofit organization providing evidence-based yoga and practices to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Location: Riverfront Park, 10 Cowan St., Wilmington. Currently accepting applications for
vendors, practitioners, and guest speakers; for more information, visit Veg-Out is
a Cool Wilmington festival (American Craftwalk, Really Cool Stuff, Rims on The River). Visit for info on Cool Wilmington events throughout the year. See ad, page 8.