VegRehoboth, organizer of Rehoboth Beach VegFest, announced new dates — May 17-19 — for the seventh-annual, three-day festival.

The new dates were chosen so the festival would run during National Vegetarian Week, May 13-19.

Festivities will begin May 17 with a movie and appetizers at The Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave. “The Last Pig,” a documentary by Allison Argo, shows the conflict one pig farmer experiences as he recognizes the moral gap between his work and the suffering and inevitable death of the animals entrusted to his care. Appetizers are supplied by G restaurant, 234 Rehoboth Ave., whose specialty is New American Cuisine.

The festival will resume from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Epworth Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. The day includes food and wares vendors, Rehoboth’s roving musicians, Buntopia, animal rescue groups and speakers. The Healing Arts Village will be hosted by Lanikai Wellness and will provide talks and demos throughout the day. Admission is free, and the first 200 people in line will receive a free goody bag of samples and coupons.

Speakers include Sanah Baig, special adviser to the executive director of The Good Food Institute, Washington, D.C.; Kerry Foley, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine; Kristin Renai, co-owner of Nude Food food truck and V-Trap Kitchen and Lounge, who will have a food demo; and Charles Wolfe, VegDover and Stephen Scheffer, who will share their paths to plant-based living.

An art reception is set for May 18 at Gallery 50, Contemporary Art & Frame Shop, 50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, featuring the work of Debbie Dean Colley, of Berlin, Maryland.

A plant-based brunch at Fork & Flask at Nage, 19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, which has been featuring a monthly vegan brunch on the first Saturdays of every month since VegFest 2017, will conclude the weekend May 19.

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