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START -- St. Louis Animal Rights Team

As the host and first sponsor, the St. Louis Animal Rights Team considers the annual St. Louis VegFest event to be one of the most successful and visible events for sharing our mission and love for animals to the region.

The organizers of St. Louis VegFest are START members, and are pleased to be working with compassionate and like-minded local organizations and businesses to promote plant-based living and alternatives to animal products. 

START is a not-for-profit educational/activist group, formed in 1985, and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1988. Our goals are to:

► Educate society about the rights of all species to live freely and die naturally

► Expose the harm and suffering caused by the denial of animals’ natural rights

► Promote the adoption of lifestyles compatible with the animal rights philosophy

► Promote the reform of social institutions to be compatible with animal rights

Thank you for joining START organizers and members in bringing St. Louis VegFest back for our 3rd year!

Carol House Furniture

We are excited and grateful to have Carol House Furniture as our third year sponsor for St. Louis VegFest!

Carol House Furniture does amazing work for animals in the community, such as providing Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic to animals in need of spay or neuter. Quick Fix Pet Clinic has performed over 91,600 spay/neuter surgeries and provided wellness services to over 56,500 dogs and cats since their opening on June 11, 2012. The Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinics mission is to reduce the pet overpopulation issue by providing effective, accessible, and affordable pet services. Their mission is also to share resources and information with pet owners and non-pet owners about the benefits of spaying and neutering companion animals. By reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats that are born, it will also reduce the number that enter local shelters, only to be euthanized.

Thank you, Carol House Furniture for everything you do for animals and your continued support of St. Louis VegFest. 

We are happy to announce Karuna Beverages as one of this year's sponsors.

Karuna Beverages

We are happy to announce Karuna Beverages as one of this year's sponsors.


Karuna believes “food is better medicine” and with that being said, they offer various whole food plant-based smoothies and juices. Karuna combines compassion with their passion for education and resetting expectations regarding health and well-being, one person, one beverage at a time. You can find Karuna Beverages at a grocery store near you!


Thank you, Karuna Beverages, for supporting this year's VegFest!

Terror Tacos

We are honored to have Terror Tacos as one of our sponsors for this year's event.

Terror Tacos brings death metal, horror, and plant-based deliciousness to St. Louis. They are an all-vegan taco joint serving mouth-watering burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and more. From their carnage-asada burritos to their buffalofu tacos, whatever you choose, you cannot go wrong. They plan on serving their full-of-flavor tacos at VegFest and if you try at least one, promise you won’t regret it.

Again, thank you Terror Tacos for your sponsorship and tasty eats, we appreciate you!

Local Harvest

Local Harvest Grocery has been serving the Tower Grove South neighborhood in St. Louis since 2007. Their mission is to build a local food community by supplying locally grown and produced foods from the St. Louis region, 7 days a week. They offer fresh fruit and veggies daily and many vegan food products that cannot be found at a conventional grocery store. They are also very environmentally driven as they include bulk foods and plant-based cruelty-free house hold products in bulk to reduce plastic use. Check out their array of vegan products next time you are in the Tower Grove area! Thank you Local Harvest for your sponsorship, we appreciate you!