Interview with Volunteer EG Nelson

Is everyone getting excited for the inaugural Twin Cities Veg Fest? I know I am! As we continue to inch closer to the big day we will keep bringing you interviews with volunteers and sponsors so you can get an inside look at all of the preparation going into the fest.

Today’s interview is with volunteer EG Nelson – enjoy!

What is your role on the Veg Fest team?

Photo copyright © Emma Freeman Photography 2011

I started helping with looking for sponsors, exhibitors, vendors and raffle donors. I have also helped get media sponsors/earned media (CityPages & Veg News). I’ll also be baking a bunch of cupcakes for the kids area through my quasi-legitimate vegan bakery, Hay Gurl Hay Café (

CAA: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Baking, biking, workouts, queer performances, reading, and playing outside.

CAA: How did you get involved in planning the Veg Fest?

I was just so awesome from the Their Lives, Our Voices conference that CAA asked me to help out. I didn’t have a job then so I was able to be waaaay more useful than I am now though!

CAA: What have you enjoyed the most so far?

It’s exciting to get new people to sign up and support the event.

CAA: What are you most looking forward to at the Veg Fest?

Lots and lots of free samples!

CAA: Who/what species is you favorite animal?

My cat Stan is the best animal ever, hands down!

Thanks EG for taking the time to give us some insight into the event! Look for more interviews each week with the people closest to the event and don’t forget to mark your  calendars for July 14th!