The Return of Asheville’s Original All-Vegan Festival (Est. 2011), Brought to you by the Asheville Vegan Society
Asheville VegFest, presented by the Asheville Vegan Society, is a celebration of compassionate eating and sustainable living, where vegetarians, vegans, and the veg-curious alike can explore and celebrate the benefits of plant-based eating. Held in gorgeous Pack Square Park in beautiful downtown Asheville, this family-friendly event will feature live music, speaker sessions, local beer, cooking demonstrations, a kids’ activity area, and best of all—food!
A wide variety of vegan fare will be available for purchase from multiple food vendors and restaurants, and free samples will be provided as well. Think of it as a delightful vegan epicurean feast. We’re expecting thousands of attendees, so make sure you come join the fun! Admission is FREE, so we hope to see you there.
Today, vegan food is more readily available than ever. From options on restaurant menus, to entirely vegan eateries; from specialty treats like artisanal cheese and non-dairy ice cream, to the produce and packaged goods found at any grocery store--options abound for those choosing to eat vegan, in Asheville and around the world. Making the one simple (and tasty!) choice to follow a vegan diet has a resounding impact—on the planet, human health, and the lives of thousands of animals. This is why we’re so passionate about bringing Asheville VegFest and Vegan Awareness Week to you.
Why Should You Attend Asheville VegFest?
Because you are…
- Curious about a plant-based diet
- Interested in new companies and products
- A foodie who wants to taste what’s fresh and new
- Looking for something to do that’s fun and free
- A fan of live music
- Excited about the cooking demonstrations
- Committed to helping animals and the environment
- Interested in connecting with other veg folks in the area
Vegan Awareness Week
Asheville VegFest is not only a celebration of vegan food and drink; in 2016, it was also the culmination of Vegan Awareness Week. During the week leading up to VegFest the Asheville Vegan Society hosted veg-related events around Asheville, featuring guest speakers, film screenings, book signings, and more fun happenings. Visit the Vegan Week Events page for more details and to read Mayor Esther Manheimer’s ceremonial proclamation of “Vegan Awareness Week” from 2016 in Asheville! We are hopeful that the Mayor will proclaim another Vegan Awareness week this year!