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Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival Draws Thousands

Posted: Updated: 9/28/2013 9:53:28 PM
Lee Park Lee Park

The 17th Annual Vegetarian Festival in Charlottesville was a large success once again. About 6,000 people and 90 vendors filled Lee Park Saturday to talk about exercise and diet, without meat.

Diane Howe said that becoming a vegan or vegetarian isn't hard, even if you love meat.

"One woman came up to me and said ‘Gee, I thought you were a vegetarian, why did you bring something with meat?' and I said ‘Well, surprise, it's not meat, it's vegetarian sausage.' She loved it!"

Several contests helped raise enthusiasm for veggies while simultaneously fundraising for various organizations. 

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