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Veggie Fest: Bigger Than Ever

May 26, 2016 02:02PM

The 11th annual Veggie Fest Chicago, one of the largest vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America, will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 23 and 24, at the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center, in Lisle. Last year’s event drew record-breaking crowds of more than 35,000 people from around the world.

      With a huge international food court; health professionals speaking on diet, lifestyle and environmental issues; engaging food demonstrations by restaurant owners, chefs and authors; a children’s tent with face painting, clowns and crafts; live music from some of Chicago’s best bands; and more than 100 vendor booths to explore, Veggie Fest just keeps getting better.

      Keynote speakers this year include Dr. Kim Allan Williams, Sr., M.D., president of the American College of Cardiology and chief of the division of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center, presenting Nutrition and Heart Disease: Taking the DIE Out of Diet on Saturday; and Dr. Terry Mason, M.D., chief operating officer of the Cook County Department of Public Health.


Admission and parking are free. Location: 4045 Naperville Rd., Lisle. For more information, visit See ad on page 9 and at