Calling all vegans & veg-curious individuals in the North Carolina area! Asheville Veganfest makes its return on October 3rd!
This fantastic event in Asheville, NC will feature vegan-friendly businesses and organizations’ resources in the Asheville area and beyond. Asheville is the perfect city for a vegan festival. When you combine foliage season and gorgeous October weather, you create a perfect destination event that can be enjoyed by all!
This event is produced by the group behind Vegfest Expos and Triangle Vegfest, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Wake Forest, NC. This festival is sponsored by Wild Earth Pets, Superieur Electrolytes, and Asheville Vegan Society, and is presented by Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge out of Pittsboro, NC.
Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy plant-based culinary delights, samples, and giveaways from vendors such as A Peace of Soul, Imagine Vegan Cafe, Viet Grill, and Compassion Company while listening to live music, a DJ, and the children play in our Family Fun Zone.
Over 90 vendors will bring a variety of animal-friendly wellness and beauty products, apparel, health services, educational resources, and more. An up-to-date vendor live map can be found on the event Facebook page or ashevilleveganfest.com.
The last Veganfest was held in 2019 and the 2020 festival was cancelled due to the pandemic. “We take COVID very seriously at our festivals”, Event Producer, Helene Greenberg shares. “We will require face masks for everyone and will encourage social distancing by all attendees.”
Wild Earth will be in attendance with giveaways and treats for everyone’s fur kids. “The treats are so good that humans love them too”, says Mike May, a member of the marketing team for Wild Earth. Our festival is not pet friendly per the City of Asheville, but you can definitely pick up delicious treats to give to them when you get home.
Asheville Veganfest will take place, rain or shine, from 11am – 6pm at Pack Square Park, right in the heart of Downtown Asheville, NC. Admission to the event is free, but there’s still time to get an exclusive VIP Goody Bag for $25 each! Also, when you donate $5, $10, or get a VIP bag, you’ll get entered to win awesome prizes from some of our sponsors. You’ll get a t-shirt and an awesome reusable bag filled with samples and coupons from our sponsors. Festival-goers, please BYOB (Bring your own bags or bottles). Composting is encouraged and recycling bins will be available for non-compostable items.
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