The West Midlands Vegan Festival is set to be held over 2 days for the first time this year.

2014's event was such a hit, with more than 3,000 people pouring through the doors, that organisers have extended this year's festival, and in doing so it becomes the first grassroots vegan festival in the UK to be held over 2 days.

It takes place at Wolverhampton Civic Hall this Saturday and Sunday (24 and 25 October) and visitors can expect over 120 stalls featuring everything from food and drink to clothing, footwear, cosmetics, books and campaign organisations.

Exhibitors will also be serving up a wide variety of hot and cold food throughout the day, while there will be talks, cookery demonstrations and live music.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The West Midlands Vegan Festival gets bigger and better every year and there's sure to be something for everyone - you don't have to be veggie or vegan to attend, as everyone is welcome."

The festival is organised by Midlands Vegan Campaigns, a group of dedicated volunteers, and will be open from 10am to 6pm on both days. Admission is £1, under 16s free, payable on the door.

  • released: Monday 19 October, 2015