Nashville VegFest
Nashville VegFest

Get ready for 2020! We have a great line-up of  vendors, speakers, and sponsors again this year!

Presenting Sponsor

Join the Nashville VegFest in welcoming this year’s presenting sponsor – Cows Come Home Farm Sanctuary!

Locally Grown

This year marks the 5th annual Nashville VegFest, hosted right here in Nashville, Tennessee!

Plant-Based Diet

The Nashville VegFest is a public event whose mission is to educate the public about the benefits of a plant-based diet for health and the benefit to animals.

Experience the Difference

Promoting a plant based, healthy, cruelty free lifestyle


Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Speakers for the 2020 VegFest will be announced soon. Check back often for updates!

Please note: All demonstrations are listed FIRST, in their scheduled order, followed by speakers


Nashville Vegfest 2020

November 22nd, 2020

Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers
Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers moved to Chattanooga, TN in 2015 and became a Family Medicine Physician in the UT/Erlanger Primary Care Medical Group at the Pineville Road office. She earned a certification in Plant Based Nutrition in 2016 and the was board certified in Obesity Medicine in 2018. Dr. Toombs-Withers founded the Essence of Health Wellness Clinic in Chattanooga, TN in 2019 so that she could combine her deep knowledge of medicine, plant-based nutrition, and athletic training to provide comprehensive primary care to her patients using a Direct Primary Care Model. Her basis for health is in line with two of her favorite quotes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and “let food be thy medicine.” The Doctor has practiced a plant based diet for over 15 years and over the past 4 years she has moved to a vegan diet. She has trained as an endurance athlete and she has completed the New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Ironman Chattanooga 70.3, Ironman Augusta 70.3 and a host of other endurance races.
Kevin Archer
Dandelion Dandelion Ridge Farm is a small, thoughtfully operated herb and vegetable farm located in Versailles, Kentucky. Incorporated in 2018, Dandelion Ridge Farm is owned and operated by Abbie Rogers and her partner, Certified Chef Kevin Archer. They couldn't be more humbled by what the earth can do, or more proud to offer it to others. Kevin is passionate about growing, cooking, and enjoying food that is delicious, nourishing and feeds the local ecosystem as well as the community.
Kim Barnes
Chef, activist and living a fully plant-based diet for several years, Kimberly Barns hosts & produces several podcasts and shows that focus on the plant based lifestyles challenges and triumphs.
Valerie Taylor
From Murfreesboro, Tennessee and a vegan since 2017. After being diagnosed with Lupus and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Valerie found herself on more than 15 different medications, depressed and in danger of losing herself. While watching a popular documentary, Valerie made the decision to go vegan in an attempt to turn her life around. What Valerie discovered is that this new lifestyle had an extraordinary impact on not only her health, but her outlook on life. Valerie is excited to share her journey with others and is currently writing her first book detailing her experience.

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