There is no shortage of festivals in Asheville, celebrating music, art, health, the environment, and/or just the wonderfully freaky nature of Asheville. Now, for the first time, we’ll be having our very own VegFest, celebrating all things vegan and animal-friendly.
Putting something this big together takes a lot of work and of course some money. Here’s the email (slightly abridged) that went out through The Asheville Vegetarians about this event:
As you know, The Asheville Vegetarians and Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary are planning the first ever Asheville VegFest (Sunday, August 7th). WE NEED YOUR HELP!! We’ll be sending out a volunteer form soon but in the meantime, please note that our current estimates indicate that the festival is going to cost us nearly 7K (permits, insurance, porta potties, security, marketing materials, advertising and on and on…..). We are hopeful that rental fees from vendors and donations from sponsors will cover much of this but we do expect a shortfall. To that end we have applied for a www.vegfund.org grant and are in contact with other organizations to whom we will apply for grant money. WE do need YOUR donations though! ….
For any donation above $20, you will receive a vegdiscount card which is good for a year of many discounts around town at various restaurants, service providers, retailers et cetera.
Asheville Vegfest is a great opportunity to “vegucate” and “vegutain” folks near and wide so please consider participating in any way you can but .. if you have some extra funds, they’ll go a long way in helping us pull this off!
All donations are tax deductible., checks should be written out to Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary and sent to:
Goat Mountain Ranch Sanctuary
1601 Newfound Rd
Alternatively, you can donate via paypal via the Goat Mountain website: http://www.goatmountainsanctuary.org/about.html Please specify that donations are for Vegfest (donors to VegFest will receive a vegdiscount card but not a Tshirt from Goat Mountain– separate donations earmarked for Goat Mountain of $17 or more will get you one of their cool T-Shirts).