St. Louis VegFest 2022 promises to be fun-filled, inspiring, and delicious!  We are planning a program of cooking demonstrations, speakers, and more. See below for times and more details.

Our Presenters

Yoga with Sol Asar

12 pm

3 pm

We're pleased to have spiritual instructors Sol Asar at this year's VegFest to host two Yoga sessions for attendees.

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Soundbath by Ree with Balanced Rituals

1 pm

2 pm

Bring Balance Back Into Your Life. Sound Bath & Aromatherapy.

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Comedian Steven Marcus Releford

2 pm

We're happy to announce that Steven Marcus Releford will be providing entertainment for us on August 28th.  Steven is a stand-up comic, writer, actor, producer, a Los Angeles native.  His material reflects his life with a philosophical hilarious approach to activism, and after 8 years of veganism, he takes you on a cruelty-free polarized rollercoaster of laughter into his world. Tap in and get a real sense of his comedic disposition as he is currently on three podcasts: Def noodles show, The vegan Chitlin Circut, Y’all Had to Be Here, and short films such as the awarded BuckIT and Notice to Quit.

We are so excited to have him join us from LA, so check back for the presenter schedule shortly before VegFest, so you can be sure to see his comedy performance!

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Crystal Stevens of Flourish Farm

3 pm

Crystal Stevens, co-owner of Flourish Farm in Godfrey, IL, is an Author, an Artist/Art Teacher, a Folk Herbalist, and a Regenerative Farmer. Stevens has written 3 books published by New Society Publishers. Stevens speaks at conferences and Mother Earth News Fairs across the U.S.  She has been teaching a Resilient Living workshop series for over a decade. Stevens Co-founded Tend & Flourish School of Botanicals with Alex Queathem which includes an Herbal Foundations Program and a Homegrown Apothecary Apprenticeship.

Find her on the speaker line-up before August 28th, so you are sure not to miss her presentation! Flourish will also have a vendor space offering products fresh from their farm!

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Indie Musician Penny Eau

11 am

Alternative and atmospheric indie artist, Penny Eau, knows there is power in her words. The US-born singer grew up in the performing arts space, but never felt quite at home in America. At 18, she moved to Liverpool, England, to enroll in the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where she finally felt that sense of belonging she’d been searching for. In Liverpool, her artistry and maturity blossomed, and she realized that this, performing, is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Shortly after graduating from University, she moved to Norway, where she lived and worked until moving back to the United States this past year. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Penny has had many successes in both her personal and artistic career. She’s performed at numerous venues, including the 2021 Vegan Camp out and the Liverpool Digital Music Festival, and hopes to continue doing so as the pandemic winds down.

Penny’s songs paint a picture with their hyper-metaphorical lyrics, with topics ranging from heartbreak to climate change. She takes inspiration from genre-bending experimental artists such as Bon Iver, James Blake, and Kanye West, and from her passions of veganism, sustainability, mental health acceptance, and destigmatizing the struggle of addiction, having dealt with the latter two herself. Penny is a wholly unique artist, and her signature blend of cinematic flair combined with her haunting voice make sure you’ll never forget her.

Watch for Penny Eau on the schedule that will be posted closer to August 28th, so you're sure not to miss her performance!

https://www.instagram.com/pennyeau/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vj4x6jOaCdL0t4m4RI0nA

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Dr. Niraj Shah

12 pm

Fellow vegan, Dr. Niraj Shah, M.D. is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, & Lifestyle Medicine for BJC Healthcare. He offers consultation virtually as well as in person (Belleville region). He is also a certified Yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher.

Join us in the pavilion as Dr. Shah speaks with us about the many benefits of a plant-based lifestyle!

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