Oh, the (Lack of) Cruelty! at the Texas State Veggie Fair

Love the Fair but end up steering clear of the Midway on vegan principle? Your reunion with Frito Pie is in the offing. The first State of Texas Veggie Fair on Oct.16 (sponsored by DallasVegan.com) combines cruelty-free vegan food (think veggie corny dogs, Frito pie, and funnel cakes) with carnival games, fried food, and fire dancers.

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Get crispy at the Vegan Fried Food Contest judged by Teresa Gubbins from Pegasus News, Lisa Petty from NBC DFW, Matt McCallister (Executive Chef from Stephan Pyles), and Stephen Doyle from the Dallas Observer.

Sample food from local vegan heavy hitters such as Spiral Diner, Tough Cookie Bakery, and the soon-to-open V-Spot Veggie Cafe.

Dance off any fried-food guilt with music from Saboteur, Adam and the Ancient Gods, Jessie Williams, Joe Ray, Todi Stronghands, Mike Townsend & James Genova, Here Holy Spain, Rocket for Ethiopia, and The Hormones.

Learn about cruelty-free living from local and national organizations including Mercy For Animals, Black Vegetarian Society of Texas, Animal Connection of Texas, and Dallas Vegetarians.

Afterward, be sure to indulge your inner (and actual) child in carnival games, a bounce house, clowns, fire dancers, and more.


  • allison

    Tough Cookie Bakery is amazingly awesome and I’m not even vegan. I can’t wait for my Saturday cinnamon roll at the White Rock Local Market this weekend.

  • Steven Doyle

    Should be a lot of fun and hope to see many of you there. And it’s Steven.

  • Jamey

    That’s it – I’m firing our editor (wait, that’s me). Sorry about that Steven!

  • Great idea!

  • Wernsman’s Disciple

    An event cannot be described as annual until it has been held for at least two successive years; there’s no such thing as a “first annual” event.

  • Noted, Wernsman’s Disciple.