A MAJOR vegan festival is coming to north east Wales this weekend.

North Wales Vegan Festival is being held at Plas Coch Sports Centre at Glyndwr University in Wrexham on Saturday (September 14).

The event looks set to be a sell-out, with the festival including a feast of mouth wateringly delicious food, over 70 stalls, world food caterers, cookery demonstrations, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children's activities running throughout the day.

The festival features the latest gourmet vegan cheeses, vegan hotdogs, as well as an array of other vegan food, beauty products and fashion. There are lots of opportunities to try before you buy, and sample the latest foods. You can also bathe vegan too – with a variety of deliciously scented soaps and handmade bath bombs from several skincare ranges.

There’s something for everyone – with lots of cool children’s activities to amuse the little ones, and if your teenager is into the latest trends you can check out designer vegan labels. Plus there’s a range of gifts and goodies including candles, jewellery, and even treats for animals. It’s also a great place to shop if you’re looking to go plastic-free.

If you’re looking to get more in-depth, the festival also features useful talks on nutrition and the vegan lifestyle as well as some inspiring, fun cookery demonstrations to get you started.

Festival organiser Victoria Bryceson said: “This year’s North Wales Vegan Festival is set to be even better than last year, with a wide range of stalls and caterers to choose from. Our event is for everyone, whether you’re thinking about going vegan, already veggie or just want to experience the vegan lifestyle firsthand.

"We have everything an aspiring vegan could possibly need and so much more. Our festival has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and makes a fun, affordable day out for families. It’s also a nice social atmosphere and makes a great place to make new friends.

"My aim is to provide a one stop shop for vegan essentials as well as naughty fun treats that you might not be able to find in the shops such as bakewell tarts, scones, Danish pastries, so people can come along to the festival and find all the products they need easily, under one roof.”

The event also helps local homeless people, whilst helping reduce food waste at the same time. Stall holders are asked to donate any surplus food at the end of the festival, and a group of volunteers distributes it to homeless people after the event, providing a hot meal as well as cold dishes.

Entry is just £3 payable on the door (under 16’s free), and this includes entry to all areas and activities.

VIP tickets, £15, include fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers can be purchased in advance from Eventbrite but sell out quickly. For more information visit www.veganeventsuk.co.uk or www.facebook.com/VeganEventsUK