Veggie Love

Everyone is invited to eat more veggies at Charlottesville's 15th annual Vegetarian Festival. It's a celebration of a healthy and humane lifestyle that brings together diverse individuals and organizations who want to make the planet a more healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place for all to inhabit and enjoy. More than 100 exhibitors, including restaurants, free food samples, a dog and cat Adopt-A-Thon, nonprofits, silent auction, live music, and more. Activities for children include magicians, jugglers, vegetable-print painting, a beanbag toss, face painting, and a children's literature table with information about animals and the environment. Downtown at Lee Park on Market St. 979-1200.