Maidstone Vegan Festival - Saturday 13th July 11am - 4pm

Our Exciting New Venture!

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We are absolutely thrilled to be organising and running this popular festival this summer!

Explore this page to find out everything you need to know about the festival, including information for potential stallholders.

Festival Vibes

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What better way to enjoy a summer's day than sitting on the lawn listening to live music?

Pop Up Cafe

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We have run the cafe at the festival for the last two years and will continue to do so this year. Double-stack cheeseburger anyone?!

Our Aims

  

“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” (The Vegan Society)

Our aim for the Maidstone Vegan Festival is to get people excited about the “fastest growing lifestyle movement”! We are keen to show people that going vegan doesn’t mean missing out, and that veganism is an accessible lifestyle for all that will not only benefit the animals, but also our planet and health.

Visitors to the Maidstone Vegan Festival can expect to discover a wide range of food and drink, health and beauty products and treatments, clothing and gifts, as well as meet local animal rescues and find out more about activism in the community. 

stall-holder application form

Please download the relevant form, fill it in and email it back to info@potatotomato.co.uk 

MVF Indoor Stall Application Form 2019 (doc)

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MVF Outdoor Stall Application Form 2019 (doc)

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The Venue

Union Street Methodist Church, Maidstone

A wonderful venue in the heart of Maidstone, the county town of Kent

Find Us At

20 Brewer Street, Maidstone, Maidstone, ME14 1RL, United Kingdom

Stall-holders

Animal Aid

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 Animal Aid was founded in 1977 and campaigns against all animal cruelty. They conduct undercover investigations into factory farms, slaughterhouses, ‘game’ bird farms, and other such places to expose the reality of animal farming to the general public. They also have a very effective Education Department and school speaker programme.  

Gambardeli's

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 Gambardeli’s sells tasty meat alternatives in chilled packs to go and offers free tasters of these products.  I also offer hot food based on my products such as Greek Souvlaki in a wrap with salad and Tatziki as well as ‘steak’ and onion pies, Cornish style Pasties and sausage rolls.  Of course, everything is vegan.  I am vegan and all products are made in an all vegan kitchen. Products include a BBQ pack - steaks, sausages, burgers, Ribz- Deli slices, Pastramve and Chorizvo.  We have Epic and Greek roasts and, our Wellington with chestnut and mushroom Duxelles won a Silver Award at the British Pie Awards, 2019. Roasts and Wellingtons are available to order for pick up at the Festival. 

Bolivian Pastries

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We are thrilled to have Bolivian Pastries with us again, selling their vegan Bolivian traditional Salteña, empanadas, pastries, cakes and treats. 

Cats Protection

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 We will provide people with information about caring for cats and how they can support cats who have been abandoned. Whether organising regional and national events or making the news, Cats Protection is always keen to encourage active participation and spread awareness. As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity and kindness of the public to enable us to go on caring for cats and kittens. Public support is vital to us. The uniqueness is where one may sponsor a cat pen and help many cats, the sponsor will receive emails regarding the cats within their sponsored pen and are able to login and see for themselves how the cats/kittens are getting on. Once a cat is adopted the sponsor will hear how they are getting on and will get regular updates on the next cat that takes up residence in the cat pen. 

TC's Anatomy Restoration

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 TC's Anatomy Restoration offers high quality and professional massage therapy in a range of treatments including: Sports, Indian Head & Thai foot massage. I am based in Broadstairs and have a fully mobile set up to adapt to different environments.   

St Best Caribbean Caterers

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We are a family owned catering business. We started years ago with the aim to share Caribbean culture through good food. We are passionate about what we do and have invested time and effort in delivering top quality event food.

We are Vegan specialist and have our Ital / Rastafarian inspired specials as staples on our menu.

All our freshly squeezed juices are also Vegan.

Paladin Beauty

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Nik at Paladin Beauty is vegan and offers cruelty-free hair and beauty services at her tranquil salon in Barming, Maidstone. She is excited to be back at the Maidstone Vegan Festival for a third year to present her treatments and products. 

East & West Kent Hunt Saboteurs

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For over 25 years, hunt saboteurs have used non violent direct action to sabotage fox/hare hunts, and sometimes shoots all over Kent, both prior to and after the Hunting Act theoretically made hunting with dogs "illegal".
The hunters now use various loopholes in the law to continue to hunt live quarry, so we are needed more than ever to protect our wildlife from this organized and savage cruelty.

New technology means we have such tools as drones etc to film the hunters activities, and we also organise large demos at public hunting events.

Until hunting is finally banned outright, we will be there for our wildlife.

Greencrest Therapies

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At Greencrest Therapies Maidstone we believe in treating the body in the most natural way possible. We offer an array of treatments using gorgeous organic products for our facials and massages, and vegan and toxin-free varnish for our pedicures and manicures.

Couple'a Veganz

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We’re an eco-friendly, ethical food stall serving hearty and wholesome tortilla wraps full of flavour!

Choose from our BBQ Jerk ‘CHKN’ or Smoky BBQ ‘PRK’ fillings each accompanied by a bed of fresh, organic salad. Gluten-free wraps are available, and we also offer a selection of gluten-free, vegan cakes for dessert!

Vegan Pura Vida

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Pura Vida is a greeting full of positive energy, respect towards humanity and nature in one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world - Costa Rica.
Vegan Pura Vida brings to you a variety of flavour in pastries, cakes and cookies, baked with respect and passion. All our products are 100% vegan. 

Dark Matters

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High quality, high cocoa, artisan 70% dark chocolate vegan brownies. Small batch baked in Bristol, our brownies are baked with carefully selected ingredients, with sustainability and ethics at the very core of everything we do. Our menu changes with the seasons, but always has our amazing organic and fairly traded 70% dark chocolate as the Number 1 ingredient. We're proud to be 100% vegan, and vegan owned, and also a Palm Oil Free business with absolutely no compromise on the taste, quality or decadence of our brownies, just as it should be! Prepare yourself for the ultimate chocolate fix. 

Vausages

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We are a multi-cuisine vegan hotdog company, we have over 5 different flavours of Vausages all of which are homemade and none of the Vausages contain wheat, soya or nuts. On the Vausages food stall we like giving customers a special experience, we like to set an atmosphere of 'around the world food' from the unique toppings and different types of drinks.

Untainted Tastes

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I will be sharing my favourite goodies including Brownies, Cookies, Rocky Road, Muffins and more; all homemade by me in my all vegan kitchen. I also make items to order for parties, presents etc. so they can be made to order online and delivered to your door. 

Viva!

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Since 1994, Viva! has worked tirelessly to create a kinder world for animals. Viva! is the UK's leading vegan charity; exposing the truth about modern farming and promoting the joys of a more compassionate vegan lifestyle. At Maidstone Vegan Fair, Viva! will be bringing clothing, confectionary, recipe guides and more to fundraise towards Viva! campaigns, and also free campaigns materials to enable your inner activist! 

Wear Your Voice

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Unique statement designs, hand printed using stencilling methods or screen printing, promoting Veganism, ARA and Social Justice 

Greek Vegan Deli

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Greek Vegan Deli Specialities, serving homemade dips, herbs, bread, pastries, wraps, grilled tofu, falafel and vegan haloumi!

Viva La Vegan

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We are Viva la Vegan Clothing who also stock Eden Perfumes. Viva la vegan is the award

winning ethical statement clothing company.

We stock a wide range of tee shirts and hoodies along with jackets and the largest selection of

merchandise including bags, badges, greetings cards and alike. 

We also stock over 60 Eden Perfume fragrances. www.edenperfumes.co.uk