Northeast Florida Veg Fest(Mostly Pictures of Animals & Food)

Posted: 20/03/2015 in Uncategorized
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I really need to come up with a better excuse for why I haven’t been writing as much as I used to.

Actually, working on other projects & happenings, not to mention the crazy amount of hours I pull at work, tend to keep me on my toes & off of my laptop a lot.

That, & cooking things on off times.

Also, on some days off, I get the pleasure to help out with one of the coolest events Jacksonville has to offer…the Northeast Florida Veg Fest!

It was held earlier in March this year instead of the typical November time slot, & the weather couldn’t have been better, fueling a record turnout that by all accounts estimated around seven thousand people running around the park eating veggie food, playing with adoptable companion animals, drinking a beer in the beer garden, or listening to some of the awesome bands that came out to play.

I snapped a lot of pictures throughout the day & a video of the pie eating contest.  It was a blast of a time & I can’t wait for the next event!

Early morning set up.  Around 7AM.

Early morning set up. Around 7AM.

Having the first beer of the day around 11.  With Crescendo Amelia Big Band rocking the stage.

Having the first beer of the day around 11. With Crescendo Amelia Big Band rocking the stage.

BUNNIES.

BUNNIES.

Yes, I'm the guy that sneaks up to take pictures of your dog.

Yes, I’m the guy that sneaks up to take pictures of your dog.

People starting to crowd the park...

People starting to crowd the park…

Shannon representing the Girls Gone Green tent.

Shannon representing the Girls Gone Green tent.

Dave from BikeJax striking a pose.

Dave from BikeJax striking a pose.

Adorable pups.

Adorable pups.

Prissy pups.

Prissy pups.

Kids moshing around.

Kids moshing around.  Also, Mayoral candidate Bill Bishop.

Pie eating contest....

Pie eating contest….!

Chieforia bringing the ska to the party with a last-minute save when we had an open slot for music.

Chieforia bringing the ska to the party with a last-minute save when we had an open slot for music.

Stunned spectators that I surprised.  I don't think I surprise them much anymore.

Stunned spectators that I surprised. I don’t think I surprise them much anymore.

Our sausage & peppers and gumbo from Garden Truck, one of the great food vendors.  That didn't last long.

Our sausage & peppers and gumbo from Garden Truck, one of the great food vendors. That didn’t last long.

Cute pups...

Cute pups…

My attempt at a selfie with the Mayor.

My attempt at a selfie with the Mayor.  You see him, right?  He’s like thirty feet back or something.  Behind the guy with the sunglasses.  Not that one, the other one.

Ashley did better, though the mayor's eyes were closed on this one.

Ashley did better, though the mayor’s eyes were closed on this one.

Some noms from Reggae Shack, a cool Jamaican place out of Gainesville.

Some noms from Reggae Shack, a cool Jamaican place out of Gainesville.

Master Radical totally rocked the stage.

Master Radical totally rocked the stage.

Someone found a forever home too:)

Someone found a forever home too:)

I probably should have brought these guys along too, they weren't happy I was gone all day.

I probably should have brought these guys along too, they weren’t happy I was gone all day.

That’s about it, I’ve got a couple of recipes that I’ll feature on the next post, but this seemed like a decent amount of eye candy for this go around.  Have a great couple of weeks & hope to see you at the next Veg Fest!!

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