By Niesha Lofing
The Del Paso Boulevard Partnership is hosting a free food fair Saturday, but one thing is not exactly welcome - meat.
VegFest Food Fair 2011 will feature vegan, vegetarian and raw cuisine, purveyors, exhibits and cooking demonstrations.
The fair, modeled after a similar event in Seattle, was initially intended to drive traffic to Del Paso Boulevard and showcase restaurants and catering businesses thriving in the area. But given the intense interest they've received already, organizers are considering holding VegFest twice a year.
"To be really honest, it's taken off," said David Plag, the partnership's executive director.
Several businesses will be at the event, including The Green Boheme, Sugar Plum Vegan Bakery and Happy Go Lucky Veggie Cuisine.
About 300 to 400 people are expected to attend.
The event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Artisan Building, 1901 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento.
For more information, go to www.delpasoboulevard.com.