August 7-8, 2010
What to expect: Cooking demos (with free samples), 100-plus vendors, food talks from experts, live music and much more on the grounds of the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center in Naperville.
Why to go: It's the biggest veggie food fest in the Midwest.
Additional info: Past years have included appearances by Karyn Calabrese (Karyn's Cooke and Karyn's Raw), Danny and Cathy Living of Borrowed Earth Cafe, Jora Young, director of Conservation Action Training for the Nature Conservancy and the keynote speaker, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, an internationally known spiritual master and award-winning author.
Musical guests have included Natty Nation (reggae), Fusion Salcedo (Mexican fusion), The Giving Tree Band (folk/bluegrass), Gizzae (reggae) and the Henhouse Prowlers (bluegrass).