John Salley is a former basketball player who became a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. John has adopted a plant based (raw vegan) lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest’s across the USA. With a passion for real food, wine and spirits, John is a partner in the label “Vegan Vine” in partnership with Clos LaChance Winery. You can follow John on FB John Salley, Twitter @thejohnsalley and website,

Chef Roberto Martin of eLOVate Vegan Kitchen Santa Monica. Previously Chef to the

Ellen DeGeneres household, Chef Martin has subsequently appeared numerous times on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and The Today Show. His First cookbook Vegan Cooking For Carnivores was a New York Times bestseller and his follow-up: Roberto’s New Vegan Cooking released this spring and was an instant hit with fans and critics alike!

1st place Gift Basket and Top 3 Gift Bags provided by

Vegan Chili Cook Off

Celebrity judges will decide who makes the most delicious, lip-smacking, animal-free chili!
Winner gets bragging rights and the coveted Vegan Chili Champion Trophy and a Gift Basket!
Top 3 Winners will be Awarded Gift Bags and Place Ribbons.

Anji Bee and Ryan Lum, creators of 

TheChillcast, Lovespirals

and Healthy Happy Vegan!

They've been on The Doctors TV show and the BBC representing all that is good about keeping it carbed! Happy Healthy Vegan is a vegan lifestyleYouTubechannel promoting a plant based high carb diet for better health, weight loss & overall fitness.

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David Carter, a UCLA grad drafted into the NFL in 2011 by the Arizona Cardinals. Looking for answers to heal his injuries, David watched “Forks Over Knives.” Then surprised his vegan wife on Valentines Day with the promise to switch to a compassionate lifestyle. David is now known asThe 300 Pound Vegan and is an international public speaker, diversity and community expansion specialist for the non-profit organizationVegan Outreach, and an animal rights activist. 

Come cheer the contestants on at 2pm in the Community Tent!

Book Signing by Chef Roberto Martin immediately following.