List of vegetarian festivals

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This is a list of vegetarian and vegan festivals. Vegan Festival or Vegetarian Festival or Vegfest's are vegetarian festival held in numerous locations around the globe to promote vegetarianism among the public and support and link individuals and organizations that practice, promote or endorse vegetarianism. Many of them are also Food festivals and/or music festivals and can also contain Edutainment.

Almost all festivals in the world only allow vegan food. Only vegan (plant-based) food are allowed in the venue.[citation needed]



Vegfest 2015 organized by the Vegetarian Association of Ghana. [1]


Hong Kong[edit]

See also: Vegfest (HK)

Hong Kong Vegfest started in 2013. As almost all vegetarian festivals in the world only allow vegan food, the Vegfest held in Hong Kong adopts the same policy and only allows vegan food in the venue. The festival is organized by the Hong Kong Vegan Association.

Japan, Tokyo[edit]

The Vegetarian Festival in Tokyo started in 2006. [2]


See also: EarthFest (SG)

The EarthFest Singapore has its debut in September 2015 and is sponsored by the Vegetarian Society (Singapore) and others.



See also: Vegfest (TH)

The Vegetarian Festival in Bangkok takes place annually in fall. [3] The thai vegfest will be co-organized by the Thai Vegetarian Association (TVA) and others.


The Vegetarian Festival is a nine-day period in October that celebrates the abstinence from meat during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.


See also: Veganmania and VeggieWorld

Belgium, Brussels[edit]

Vegan Summer Fest is organized by BE Vegan. [4]

Italy, Bologna[edit]

VeganFest Bologna is a big vegan event in europe with more than 43,000 visitors (2014). The event will take place in September in Bologna. [5]

Switzerland, Winterthur[edit]

Since 1998 this vegan street festival is held in the city of Winterthur, Switzerland. The main organizer is Swissveg, the biggest organization for vegetarians and vegans in Switzerland.

United Kingdom, Bristol, Brighton, London[edit]

See also: Vegfest (UK)

Hungary, Budapest[edit]

XIX. Vegetarian Festival was organized in August 2015 in Budapest.[citation needed]

Spain, Alicante[edit]

Vegan Fest Alicante is organized by Alacant Rock since 2014. It is the only vegan festival in Spain.[citation needed]

North America[edit]



The Vegan Congress is an activist and relational art collective providing events in Okanagan and information about vegan practice to help develop discourse and practical ethics. [6]


The Vegetarian Food Festival in Toronto is a big vegetarian festival with over 50,000 attendees in 2014 and more than 120 exhibiting food and product vendors. [7] It is a free public festival held at Harbourfront Centre by the Toronto Vegetarian Association in Toronto the second weekend of every September.

Niagara (St. Catharines)[edit]

Niagara VegFest began in 2012 and is an annual event that takes place in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario. [8] The 2012 Niagara VegFest closed with a screening of Vegucated.[9]


The first Ottawa Veg Fest was held in 2009, and was organized by the National Capital Vegetarian Association. [10]

United States[edit]

California, Yucaipa[edit]

In early October at Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa there is the herbivorefestival. [11]

Denver, Colorado[edit]

VegFest Colorado is 100% volunteer run, open to the public. [12]

Illinois, Chicago[edit]

Veggie Fest in Chicago, Illinois is one of the largest vegetarian food and lifestyle festivals in North America and held annually since year 2005. It celebrated its 10th annual ceremony in 2015. Over 800 volunteers have helped in the festival. Over 30,000 people came to visit this festival in year 2015 and over 100 vendor booths were set up on all aspects of healthy living. Many speakers were interviewed from city of Chicago over how vegetarian lifestyle is beneficiary in each aspect of life for mental, physical, and spiritual reasons. Karyn Calabrese - American raw foodist and restaurateur was a notable speaker [13]


Among others, John Salley spoke at Michigan's Vegfest from the years 2009-2012. [14]

New York[edit]

The NYC Vegetarian Food Festival is organized by U.S. Veg Corp, an event production and marketing brand focused on the growing vegetarian and green markets. [15]

Austin, Texas[edit]

Annual Texas VegFest in Austin, Texas. [16]

Houston, Texas[edit]

VegFest Houston is hosted annually by the Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. This vegan community festival is dedicated to "Promoting an ethical, compassionate and sustainable world for all". [17]

Marshall, Texas[edit]

HealthFest is an annual 3-day whole foods, plant-based festival that takes place every Spring in historic Marshall, Texas. [18]

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania[edit]

The Annual Bethlehem Vegfest will take place in southside Bethlehem.[19]



See also: Vegfest (AU)

The IVU also encourages regional and national organizations to run vegetarian festival. The upcoming next World Vegfest will be the 43rd WorldVegFest in Sydney and Melbourne. [20]



On the first of november, Melbourne celebrates the World Vegan Day. [21]

South America[edit]



Vegfest in Brazil happens in Recife. [22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vegfest 2015 in Ghana". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Tokyo Vegefood Fiesta". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Vegetarian Festival". 
  4. ^ "Vegan Summer Fest". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "VeganFest Bologna". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Vegan Congress Okanagan". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Vegetarian Food Festival Toronto". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Niagara VegFest". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Vegucated". Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  10. ^ "Ottawa Veg Fest". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "herbivore festival". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Veg Fest Colorado". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Veggie Fest Chicago". Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Veg Fest Michigan". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "NYC Vegetarian Food Festival". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "Texas VegFest in Austin". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "VegFest Houston". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "HealthFest". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "Bethlehem Vegfest". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "43rd World IVU VegFest in Australia". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "World Vegan Day Melbourne". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "Vegfest in Recife".