Asheville VegFest 2018


Asheville VegFest, September 2, 2018, 10AM – 6PM

Pack Square Park 121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Welcome to 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!

Asheville's original vegan festival was established in 2011 by the Asheville Vegan Society. Be sure to attend Asheville VegFest for a day of great fun, lively entertainment, and delicious vegan food and drink.

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.

Why Vegan?

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

See below for information about Vegan Awareness Week 2017.  Check our festival website for updates:

Asheville VegFest is not only a celebration of vegan food and drink, it is also the culmination of Vegan Awareness Week. During the week leading up to Asheville VegFest, the Asheville Vegan Society will host 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” for 2017!

Vegan Week Events

See below for last year’s line up.  Check our festival website for updates:

The Mayor of Asheville, Esther Manheimer, has proclaimed the week of August 28- September 3rd to be Vegan Awareness Week in Asheville! The ceremonial proclamation highlights some of the great reasons to choose a plant strong diet (though we would add that kindness to animals is the number one reason that many folks cite for going vegan). This proclamation reflects just how vegan friendly the town we are lucky enough to call home is! Click here to view the proclamation.

To celebrate Vegan Awareness week we will be be hosting multiple events (film showings, BBQ, vegan drinks, lectures etc.) around Asheville, culminating with the big Asheville VegFest: A Celebration of Food and Drink, taking place on Sunday, September 3rd at Park Square Park.

Be sure to check the schedule often as we will be adding exciting events from now until the event.



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