The Scruffy City VeganFest will take place in Knoxville, TN on Sunday, October 13. The all-vegan festival, hosted by animal-rights organization Knoxville Farmed Animal Save, will showcase more than 50 local and regional businesses who provide compassionate and cruelty-free food and services in an effort to promote the growing local vegan scene in East Tennessee. With the help of its vendors and sponsors Three Rivers Market and Born This Way Body Arts, the festival will be a zero-waste event. Speakers include Allison and Shayler Spellman, Ronnie Tsunami, Lisa Marie McDonald, Brittany Sadé, and musician Grey, whose music and clothing line, Plant Based Drippin, is creating new energy within the vegan community. In addition, musical acts Three Day Flight, James Shepard, and Chloe Hanson will perform. “Veganism is a growing movement and more and more cities are starting to not only embrace plant-based and cruelty-free businesses, they’re asking for them,” Helene Greenberg, founder of Triangle VegFest and producer of Scruffy City VeganFest, said. “Knoxville is no different, and we encourage anyone who is interested in understanding more about how regional businesses are putting their own stamp on the movement to attend this fun, family-friendly event.”

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