This is a 100% plant-based festival exclusively featuring the area's best Vegan Mac and Cheese. This is not a contest. This is a chance for you to support the area's best vegan chefs and taste a varieties of delicious vegan mac and cheese and other vegan foods. The festival will feature cooking demos and panel discussions. We have also secured several sponsors that will be donating food samples and coupons for all attendees. There will be gluten-free and nut-free options. Children under 13 years old are free with an accompanying adult. Are you excited yet? Tickets are on sale now! We hope to see you all there! Click the link below to buy tickets or register as a vendor/sponsor.

A Message From Our Organizers

We were thrilled with the turnout for our first annual Vegan Love Cookout. So, we decided to create another event centered around our favorite veganized comfort food, Vegan Mac and Cheese. We will also have two panels discussions and three cooking demonstrations. We hope to see everyone there. Please see our FAQ below for more details.

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More Speakers to be announced

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Danni McGhee

DAM Good Vegan
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Mark Rifkin

Registered Vegan Dietitian
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Carolyn Becker

DC Vegan Life
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Vincent DePaul

Gangster Vegan Organics
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Erica Meier

Compassion Over Killing
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Shana Lovelight



Frequently Asked Questions

What Comes with Admission?

All vendors will be sampling and selling their food. We also have several samples and giveaways from Daiya, Follow Your Heart, and Punk Rawk Lab's. Panel discussions and cooking demos are also included. We have a variety of vendors selling vegan mac and cheese, other vegan foods, vegan desserts, vegan apparal, and vegan body products.

Can I buy tickets at the door? Will they cost more?

Tickets will be available at the door unless we sell out. Tickets will cost more at the door.

Will there be gluten-free options?

All food vendors have been encouraged to bring gluten-free options. Vegan Geeks Gluten Freeks specializes in Organic Gluten Free Vegan foods. Refocused Vegan and SBB Fit 4 Life will have gluten free vegan mac and cheese options. Mr. Treats will have gluten free vegan dessert options.

Will there be nut-free options?


Will vendors only have Vegan Mac and Cheese?

No. Vendors will have vegan mac and cheese, specialty vegan mac and cheese, and other vegan food options. Some vendors will have vegan desserts.

Will I be able to be full of off samples?

Maybe? We have several vendors sampling, but the great thing is you can actually buy your favorite and support our vendors.

Are there any discounts for children?

Children under 13 are free with an accompanying adult.

Is this a family friendly event?


Is this a contest?



More Vendors Will To Be Announced

Event Schedules

Schedule is subject to change.

Time Session Speakers Venue
12:00pm-12:30pm Cooking Demo w/Vincent DePaul Vincent DePaul R House Garage
12:30pm-01:30pm Vegan on a Budget - Panel Discussion and Q&A Carolyn Becker, Vincent DePaul, Danni McGhee R House Garage
03:00pm-03:30pm Cooking Demo w/Dominic Nell Dominic Nell R House Garage
03:00pm-03:30pm Cooking Demo w/Danni McGhee Danni McGhee R House Garage
03:30pm-04:30pm What Vegans Eat - Panel Discussion and Q&A Erica Meier, Dominic Nell, Mark Rifkin, Michelle Stafford R House Garage