After a near 5hr road trip from Newcastle upon Tyne we eventually arrived in the granite city to host our first vegan festival of 2017. After over a year of marketing, phone calls, emails, interviews and social media, event day had final came. This was Aberdeen’s first vegan festival, and although we spent over 12 months promoting this event we were unsure how it would be received, but our worries were soon dissolved as of 10:30 am when we observed a queue that stretched out of view.
These type of events are a testament to the growing vegan movement here in the UK and abroad. Although we regularly see social media groups and forum with a massive followings, until the large numbers are observed first hand it sometimes can be unbelievable that there are that many like minded people around.
The feedback from the public and stall holders has been overwhelmingly positive, most if not all stall holders sold out and some had record takings. The feedback from the public also was amazing, many took the time to talk to myself and my family about how much of a great experience they had.
I would like to thank everyone who was involved in Aberdeen Vegan Festival, including all the stall holders that have traveled considerable distances to show their amazing product, services and causes. Huge thanks to the speakers that have spent many hours practicing their presentation to share with us, many in fact also traveled huge distances to do so. I would like to thank the staff of Aberdeen FC for going above and beyond what was asked (as I don’t think they expected such a turn out). I would like to thank my family for travelling up to north east Scotland with me and helping out on the day.
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Finally I would like to thank every single person that attended this event, everyone makes the effort to attend these events do their bit to help make the veganism movement stronger. We will no doubt be returning to Aberdeen in 2018 bigger and better (if possible), meanwhile wish us luck for Newcastle upon Tyne Vegan Festival to be held on the 10th June (less than 2 weeks away).
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