Pikelet & Lollo keep asking to go to the ‘fair’ this year but I’m not a fan of bringing kids so young to the State Fair of Texas. The rides are geared towards older kids and the food is not exactly healthy. The place is just too enormous and after an hour or so, we always end up carrying one of them. So this year, we’re still going except it’s the Texas State Veggie Fair! The event is on Sunday October 23rd at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake. It promises funnel cakes and hot dogs and other fun fair food, except it’s vegan. There’s even a fried food contest! (see vegans can be fun!)
For the record, we’re omnivores in this family and as a mom, I’m interested in how I can incorporate more vegetables in our diets. There are going to be speakers like Julieanna Hever (known as the Plant Based Dietician), Nathan Runkle who is the founder of Mercy for Animals, Marisa Miller Wolfson a full time food activist who just completed the film, Vegucated which premieres this Saturday at the Texas Theatre at 1pm.
Co-organizer, Christy Morgan aka The Blissful Chef and author of Blissful Bites says “The fair is for everyone. You’re still going to have a blast at this fair, play carnival games and eat food that is not heart clogging.” She adds that we won’t be able to tell the difference anyway since the food tastes so good.
“It’s a health centered fair combined with the traditional state fair feel,” says Morgan.
For more info and all that good stuff – Click on Texas State Veggie Fair. The event is free, family friendly and pet friendly. There’s even bike parking.
Till our next happy meal!