Date(s) - 10/28/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Orlando Festival Park
2911 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, Florida, 32803
Presented by Vegetarians of Central Florida
Central Florida Veg Fest is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! It will take place at beautifulOrlando Festival Park near downtown Orlando on October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Admission is FREE! Veg Fest is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, and smoke-free event. Veg Fest, now in its 12th year, is one of the biggest and best vegetarian festivals in the country!
Central Florida Veg Fest will draw both committed vegetarians/vegans and those who want to learn more about how veg-living enhances our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. Come enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisines and lifestyles. Discover new products and ideas from over 200 vendors and 100 contributors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and food preparation demos. Not a vegetarian? Whether you’re looking for new ideas to add color and variety to your meals or you’re a “seasoned” vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you. Please RSVP on the Veg Fest event page and join the Veg Fest community page for regular updates about the event. And please share these pages with your family and friends.
Enjoy speakers, food preparation demonstrations, a veggie kids zone, a humane education center, an animal haven, an artist corner, music on an acoustic stage, lots of other activities (including parades, performances, workshops, and a drum circle presented by Earth Sponsor and special guest Ibex Puppetry!), and many veg-friendly vendors. There are so many fun and interesting things happening at Veg Fest you will want to stay all day. And so much delicious vegan food that you can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with plenty of snacks in between!
Speakers include Jonathan Balcombe, author of “What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins”, Karen Ranzi of Super Healthy Children (more coming!).
The themes of Veg Fest include:
- health and wellness
- vegan cuisine
- the environment
- animal welfare and rights
- community-building activism
The goals of Veg Fest are to:
- support all vegetarians and people who are on the road to becoming vegetarians, regardless of their motivation
- proactively promote vegetarianism in a non-judgmental way
- help empower people to make positive changes in the way they eat and live
If you are interested in participating as a sponsor or vendor, please go to the Vendor Packet page.
If you are interested in being a speaker, please go to the Speakers page.
If you are interested in being a food preparation demonstrator, please go to the Food Preparation Demonstrations page.
If you are interested in playing as a musician, please go to the Musicians page.
If you are interested in helping to promote Veg Fest, please go to the Promote page.
If you are interested in advertising in the Veg Fest program, please go to the Advertise page.
If you are interested in volunteering at Veg Fest, please go to the Volunteer page.
If you are interested in donating prizes to the raffle for the Animal Haven, please go to the Raffle page.
If you are interested in donating products to Veg Fest, please go to the Donate page.
For directions to the park, please go to the Travel page. If you’re visiting from out of town, this page also has info on where to stay and where to eat. For information on parking and the bike valet, please go to the Parking page.
Below are the 2016 vendor assignments, and event, parking, and location maps (information for 2017 is coming).