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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CNU chapter.

This past Sunday on November 3rd, 2019, the fourth annual Hampton Roads VegFest happened at Mill Point Park in Hampton, VA. I’ve heard about this event for the past two years and have always wanted to go, but it always seemed as though time was working against me. Finally, I was able to attend this year, and it was so worth it.

There were loads of wonderful local, eco-friendly vendors with so many beautiful products ranging from CBD oil infused bath & body products, organic handcrafted teas, locally brewed kombucha, handmade crystal jewelry, local artwork, and so much more! I had so much fun walking around and checking out all the different products that were available for purchase.

One of the cutest tents at the event was a local farm sanctuary that takes in farm animals and provides them with a safe, happy home. They had brought a few chickens along with them that we were allowed to pet and hold, and they also brought Jenna the Cow, whose first birthday was that day! She was so sweet and cuddly and was extremely excited to be eating a whole bale of hay. 

There were also so many vegan food vendors to choose from, it was almost overwhelming to decide what to eat! I opted for a Beyond Burger sandwich with vegan mac & cheese from a traveling food truck company called I Really Mean It! It was so delicious! I decided to eat it at the nearby outdoor theater area while listening to the Deloreans play classic 80’s jams. 

Everyone at the event was so friendly and welcoming and had such lovely products to sell. I’m so glad I was able to finally attend and support these local, eco-friendly companies. I had so much fun at this event, and now I finally have my very own vegan t-shirt to rep! Until next time, VegFest!