If you're vegan, the chances are you have heard all about the Vegan Campout - the worlds largest vegan camping event located in Newark (UK) that is expecting over 7000 visitors this year! It is sadly very common to feel isolated sometimes as a vegan, so this is the perfect opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded, compassionate people and make your very own VGang!
The event runs from August 30th to September 1st, meaning 2 nights of camping and various talks, activities, performances and other things to do - there really is something for everyone. Non-vegans are also more than welcome to attend the event to learn more about veganism and taste some amazing plant based food! (However, the event site is an animal-product-free zone). This could be an ideal opportunity to invite a vegan-curious friend along to soak up those good-vibes and to help kick start their vegan journey.
Top vegan food stalls from around the country will be at the camp-out serving anything that takes your fancy from amazing vegan burgers by The Green Grill and pizzas from One Planet Pizza, to healthy shakes and whole food options. Tonnes of desserts will also be available of course!
If you are a major foodie then you will be pleased to hear that they even have vegan foodie speakers. Brett Cobley also known as Epi vegan, Matt Pritchard and Gaz oakley will be inspiring us...and making us hungry!
The main line-up this year includes some incredible speakers such as activists James Aspey and Earthling Ed, who are both sure to motivate and inspire everyone attending!
The dedicated music stage hosts lots of vegan artists throughout the weekend, with styles to suit everyone. Get practising your plant-powered dance moves because this year the incredible Akala and Zak Abel will headline the music stage on the Friday and Saturday nights!
Families camp in their own section that is being run by us here at Grow Up Vegan! We are a vegan youth campaigns non-profit and our aim is to encourage the younger generation to Grow Up Vegan. Our presence at the vegan camp-out will hopefully showcase just how fun growing up vegan is! It is also an amazing opportunity for vegan parents to show their children how many other vegans there really are!
We have so much planned over the weekend! Here is the link to our schedule on Facebook and Instagram.
Family tickets have now sold out - but you may be able to find bought tickets for sale on the Vegan Campout facebook page.
There is an entire area dedicated to activism with its own line-up of speakers to inspire you to get active too. A little personal story - I became active after attending the vegan camp-out in 2017 and so did Claire, the founder of Grow Up Vegan! Shortly after, I started an activism group and Claire attended - we're now an activist couple, attending marches, street activism and running Grow Up Vegan. We have the Vegan Camp-out to thank for all of this!
Mind and body
For all you vegan health junkies, this is your zone! They have a full line-up running all weekend long. If we weren't so busy running around the family area, we would definitely be burning off the vegan junk food with these guys!
85% of general tickets have now sold so get yours before they all sell out. We look forward to meeting you there!
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