Vegetarian Show Hits Golden Gate Park

Sometimes comparing vegan and vegetarians feels like comparing apples to oranges.

But there'll be plenty of opportunity to learn about the distinction this weekend in Golden Gate Park for the World Veg Festival. Organized by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society, the fest hits the Country Fair Building near 9th Ave on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There's plenty to keep you busy at the festival. Cooking demos, animal-free merchandise, vegan speed dating (really) and of course plenty of cuisine to sample. In the evening, $25 gets you dinner.

And did we mention the vegan fashion show?

Supervisor Eric Mar, who never met a proclamation he didn't like, issued a proclamation in tribute to the event.

Meat lovers, of course, will turn up their noses at the event. Or at least they would if their fat-laden diet didn't cause them to become so exhausted by the slightest physical exertion that even the slightest movement of the head left them panting and exhausted.

Ready to give up meat for all of October? You could win $1,000 if you do. If the satisfaction of knowing that no animals were tortured on your behalf, maybe a bribe will persuade you.

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