WATCH - Vegan festival brings out crowds as meat-eaters try plant-based hot dogs and burgers
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Crowds turned out for the Essex Vegan Festival in Colchester - including meat eaters who were tempted by a taste of plant-based food.
Event organiser Victoria Bryceson said: 'It has been really good. We have had a lot of non-vegans. There were people who said they were big meat eaters, who tried vegan hot dogs and burgers.
'Some of them said they wouldn't have known it wasn't meat. They went away really happy.'
She added that around 1,500 people had gone along to the festival. The event was held at the Charter Hall in Colchester, with 85 stalls, featuring a huge range of foods including Greek, Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine as well as cakes and cheeses.
READ MORE - 'I loved this veggie cafe'There was also live music from singers Ian Haywood and Sammy B, yoga classes and a range of charity stalls, plus vegan cookery demonstrations and talks.
Ms Bryceson said festival-goers had not been put off by concern over the coronavirus.
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She added 'We will be back next year, and will be discussing the next event as soon as we have packed up!'
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