About VeganFest Tasmania

Join us for the inaugural VeganFest Tasmania, showcasing a life without animal exploitation.

There will be speakers, cooking demos, stalls, and most importantly lots of food!

  • Date: Sunday, 4 November 2018
  • Time: 10am-3pm
  • Venue: Kingston Beach Hall
  • Address: 20 Beach Road, Kingston Beach
  • Cost: FREE!

Stallholders

Animals Tasmania

Animals Tasmania

A leading Tasmanian Animal Rights Charity

Animal Justice Party

Animal Justice Party

Tasmania's only political party focussed on animal issues.

Artisa

Artisa

Hand crafted artisan plant based cheeses.

Big Ears Animal Sanctuary

Big Ears Animal Sanctuary

Animal sanctuary, registered charity, in Prospect, Tasmania.

Brightside Farm Sanctuary

Brightside Farm Sanctuary

A not-for-profit Farm Sanctuary and Shelter for animals set on 50 acres in Tasmania's Huon Valley.

Cake A Whisk On Vegan

Cake A Whisk On Vegan

Gourmet vegan cupcakes and other baked goods such as doughnuts and biscuits.

Concordia Hand Crafted Skincare

Concordia Hand Crafted Skincare

Naturopath formulated skincare featuring certified organic seaweed extracts and sea salt.

Dr Vegan Fit

Dr Vegan Fit

Vegan doctor and nutrition coach.

From Scratch

From Scratch

Local, zero waste cafe in Franklin.

Handmade by Adriana

Handmade by Adriana

Handmade arts and crafts.

Harissa Hobart

Harissa Hobart

Fun vegan street food.

Home Harvest

Home Harvest

Convenient prepackaged salads, soups, and main meals.

Jojo.L

Jojo.L

Arts and crafts inspired by nature.

Lauds

Lauds

A range of fermented plant based cheeses from a variety of nuts and oats using locally sourced ingredients.

Long Black Jack

Long Black Jack

For lovers of coffee and dogs.

Manneken Eats

Manneken Eats

Fresh, home-made Belgian style fries, sauces and vegan burgers.

My Little Vegan Love

My Little Vegan Love

Vegan treats, made with love.

My Shay

My Shay

100% natural vegan deodorant.

Nomad Kid Hair Wax

Nomad Kid Hair Wax

Hair styling wax for babies and kids.

Plants & Co

Plants & Co

Plant-based whole food grazing tables and plates.

Raw Dealer

Raw Dealer

Healthy raw vegan desserts.

Raw Indulgence

Raw Indulgence

Indulgent guilt free raw desserts.

Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd

The world's leading direct-action ocean conservation organisation.

Sonia Strong

Sonia Strong

Tasmanian Artist and author.

Teros

Teros

A source for healthy, green and fair-trade products.

Vegera

Vegera

Asian cuisine, mostly Malaysian and Chinese style dishes.

Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling.

Join Us

And many more

We have many more stalls, big and small, yet to be announced.

Speaker Program

10:30am Wildlife and Wine... and Woofs! Paul from Wobbly Boot Vineyard +
Paul left a career of social work and teaching six years ago to follow his dream of establishing an eco-friendly vineyard combining his love of animals and wine. His aim was to develop a community focused vineyard that worked in harmony with nature rather than against it and to ‘give back'. This led to the property being listed as a wildlife sanctuary and also the creation of Wine and Woofs – a quarterly fundraiser for wildlife rescue and animal welfare organisations. Paul will share his story and the strategies used on the property to enhance wildlife habitat.
11:30am Want to Go Vegan? Getting it Right First Time Around Karen Bevis +
Thinking of going vegan but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you have tried it before but it didn’t quite work for you? Find out how to make the switch in a healthy way, what nutrients you need to ensure you are getting, and how to get the balance right so you feel great! Karen has been vegan for over 25 years, has raised two vegan children, has spent many years advising people via information stalls and been a mentor on the Vegan Easy Challenge. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Human Nutrition and a certificate in Wellness Coaching.
12:30pm Getting Active for Animals Chris Simcox +
Chris has been an animal activist and vegan for over twenty years. He is currently coordinator of Animals Tasmania. He plans to share with you some of his experiences with activism based on what he has done during these years. He will tell you what he finds works, and what he thinks could be done better. Chris will expand on the traditional notion of activism. In the process he hopes you will discover that activism can take many forms. He would like to see you walk away an activist, or at the very least, a more impassioned individual.
1:00pm Keeping Animals Plastic Free Ahmet Bektas +
While many of us are cutting our use of plastic bags and containers, there is a hidden and growing epidemic of microplastics infecting and hurting animals. A recent study that detected microplastics in human poo made headlines. “It shows we are eating our waste” summarised one researcher. But there are a myriad of suffering animals - from tiny copepods to the great whales - that have been ingesting, accumulating and getting poisoned by tiny particles of plastic for years. A growing movement of passionate people are finding ways to help tackle this problem and reduce the unseen suffering in many animals. Join Ahmet Bektas from Teros to learn about 5 simple ways you can dramatically reduce your own microplastic burden on our environment and help reduce future animal suffering.
1:45pm Health and Eating Plants: The latest evidence-based research Dr Portia D’Anverrs +
By day Portia is a Dr of Radiology and Medical Imaging, by night she runs ‘Dr Vegan Fit’, coaching online clients to help them achieve fitness and physique goals. She has a passion for preventative medicine, health, fitness and plant-based nutrition.

Download the speaker program in PDF

Cooking Demo Program

11:00am Vegan Cheesecake Kiren Couser +
Kiren is vegan and a keen home cook who loves to create food from around the world from plant-based ingredients. Some examples include: lasagne, pad Thai, spinach pies, trifle, lemon meringue pie, cinnamon scrolls, eggplant and potato curry, fruit cake and Thai red curry. Even the Aussie meat pie has been given a makeover and is a family favourite. For our first Veganfest, Kiren has chosen to demonstrate a baked cheesecake as it has surprised and delighted vegans and non-vegans alike. It is quick and easy dessert for a special occasion and would be perfect for your Christmas table.
12:00pm Vegetable Stroganoff Anne Carlton-Mutch +
Fresh mushrooms, capsicum, broccoli and tofu finished with vegan home-made sour cream. Anne is from Home Harvest who started out at the Farm Gate Market selling vegetarian soup and salads before starting a home delivery service in 2014 delivering pre-packaged soups, salads and main meals to people's homes and work places.
1:15pm Scrambled Tofu Kate Lucas +
Don’t miss out on having your scrambled eggs for breakfast. Scrambled tofu is the breakfast equivalent and Kate, the co-owner of Vegelicious, will show you how with a quick and easy recipe. And if you manage to resist eating the whole frying pan full of scrambled tofu for breakfast, Kate will show you how to make the leftovers into curried tofu so you can still enjoy your curried egg sandwiches, even as a vegan!
2:15pm Rice Paper Rolls and Arepas Alan Whykes +
Alan Whykes is a consulting chef and owner of the business Otis Beanery. He specialises in teaching vegan cuisine and has been running classes in Hobart since 2012. His interests include all kinds of fermentations, ethnic cuisines, foraging and classical food preparation and preservation techniques. Otis Beanery has just launched a new 7-Day Intensive Course that takes you from go to woo-hoo in 50 hours of hands-on training in all vegan cooking fundamentals. He will be demonstrating rice paper rolls and arepas (a gluten-free flatbread from Colombia).

Download the cooking demo program in PDF

Why be vegan?

Compassion, Non-violence, For the animals, For the planet, For the people

To find out more, visit VeganFest Tasmania!