I am officially a big fan of Vegan Summerfest, Johnstown, PA. This was the 45th year and there are many positive features: a broad and eclectic mix of speakers and programs that run for 5 days, 6 a.m. till 10 p.m. Speaker topics range from How to work with a restaurant to offer a vegan group dinner to Michael Greger M.D. fine tuning his newest topics in the place he credits with getting him started. It’s not just speakers: Nia Movement, Line Dancing, Yoga, Bird watching and star tracking (the one that starts at 9 p.m.) Food demos from acclaimed vegan chefs as well as those less well known but with worthy tips to offer.
The best part is the food! I met more than one who attends for just that reason. Several days of some of the best vegan options I’ve ever seen. The raw “bar” was the most intriguing and included delicacies such as raw zucchini noodles with thai spiced sauce, Crispy tacos with nut meat and all the trimmings to name a few of my favorites. I used the WFPB no SOS line as much as I could, and moderated my dips into the Vegan line choices. I don’t know who their chef is, but to manage that range and quality for 5 days of 3 types of choices sure got my attention. First rate effort!