Abbotsford is hosting an animal-friendly vegan festival this weekend


Abbots Yard is hosting its first ever micro-vegan festival, WNTR HRVST. Free to the public, the family and pet-friendly event will be held daily on August 20 and 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

WNTR HRVST will feature musicians and DJs, vegan food trucks, craft market stalls and entertainment via the venue’s shipping container cinema.

On the food front, there is vegan street food: Small mylk bar will be dishing out their famous vegan smoothies and treats all weekend long and, for those who prefer savory, a mainstay of the music festival Dolly bus will be on hand and ready to serve up their consciously created comfort food in the form of chili hot dogs and loaded nachos.

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For something a little different, North Side foodie favorites Future Sushi will bring their 100% plant-based uramaki, maki and nigiri delights to the plate, and Sunday attendees will be spoiled Glo Melbourne‘s sustainable gourmet market menu, featuring dishes like roasted cauliflower, fennel and dukkah foccacia, and a dark chocolate and caramel popcorn tart.

Across the genres of indie-folk, electro-pop, funk and alt-rock, a selection of Melbourne plant musicians and DJs will take the stage throughout the weekend. Here the earthy blues and funk fade away Caisha Scionthe soulful storytelling of the folk-rock singer Maddy Petch and the expansive and inquiring soundscapes of here lo and Casey Martin will fill the space with a sonic sensibility that reflects the conscious mood of the festival.

To top it off, the venue’s state-of-the-art shipping container cinema takes over a plant-based production company throughout the plants‘. Throughout the weekend, the collective will present their travelogue from the TV series, exploring the benefits of a plant-based diet across six exciting episodes, showcasing plant-based innovators and innovations from around the world.

WNTR HRVST: Micro Vegan Festival is free to the public and open to all. RSVP through Saturday here. Reply to Sunday here.


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