Learn About Healthy Eating at The Michiana VegFest

Happy man sitting at a vegan restaurant and having salad for lunch.

Remember that New Year’s Resolution you made to start eating well and living healthy? Yeah, we didn’t think so… Fortunately, it’s still early in 2018 and you can jumpstart your healthy habits by attending the very first Michiana VegFest. Read on to learn more!


When and Where is the Michiana VegFest?

This event will be held on the campus of Notre Dame in the Downes Ballroom of the newly built Corbett Family Hall on Sunday, March 25, from 11 am to 4 pm. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be accepted at the door.


What is the Michiana VegFest?

The goal of VegFest is to educate people on the “benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle.” There will be dozens of vendors, including local restaurants and businesses. Arrive hungry because there will be plenty of free samples!

Adults will enjoy presentations from expert speakers and authors such as:

  • Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser – a Nutrition Biochemist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, and a Ph.D. in Public Health/Biological Sciences from Harvard University
  • Dr. Joel Kahn – a cardiologist

You can also observe cooking demonstrations by experienced, well-known chefs who are versed in vegan cuisine. Guest chefs include:

  • Josh Catrambone – enjoys creating vegan Italian meat and cheese dishes
  • Dr. Richard Collins – the “Cooking Cardiologist” who uses only ingredients that are good for you
  • Paul Vugteveen – chef at Turntable Vegan and Meatless Michigan

Children can also learn about healthy living and participate in special activities like face-painting.

Parking is free on campus on Sundays. You should park in Lots B or C, both of which are located south of Notre Dame Stadium.

The organizers of VegFest are looking for volunteers to help with setting up, staffing, and clean up. If you have special talents in photography or videography, you’re also needed!


Contact us at Main Street Village Apartments to learn more about our community or to schedule a tour.

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