Didim will host its second annual Vegfest from 20 – 23 April 2018
The town is thought to be only one in Turkey to dedicate a festival to vegetarianism last year and attracted some 60,000 people.
Vegfest is one of the cornerstones of the Municipiality of Didim’s plan to make Didim the first vegan town in Turkey, an ongoing project with the collaboration of the Vegan & Vegetarian Association of Turkey. If completed, Didim will become the second vegan friendly city in the world after Barcelona.
There was Great Interest in the Didim VegFest 2017 !
One of Turkiye’s most popular Aegean coast holiday locations, Didim, played host to the country’s first ever Vegan festival on 29-30 April 2017. Vegfest Didim, organized jointly by the Vegan & Vegetarian Association of Turkiye and the Municipiality of Didim with the support of Tourism Researchers Association (TURAD) and Didim Tourism Infrastructure Support Association (DITAB) and media sponsor NTV, and highlighted panels, workshops, music and cultural performances, vegan food and services booths and other activities promoting veganism and the cruelty-free choice.
VegFest featured more than 300 booths, 10 panelists and 16 workshops, attracting close to 60,000 visitors over the course of the two-day event. Located alongside the site of the historic Temple of Apollo, participants arrived from all corners of the country in order to take part in this groundbreaking event.
While locals and tourists arrived in droves to sample the amazing vegan food choices and listen to the panel discussions, buses full of vegans also made the trip from major cities around Turkey and some even arrived from overseas to experience the festival.