It's Almost Thyme for VegFest London!
Saturday, November 10 from 10 am - 6 pm
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! Our annual celebration of community + compassion + plants. As always, we look forward to welcoming you and we want to help you maximize your VegFest London experience. Read on for our tips and tricks for navigating the big day and download a copy of our festival program to keep handy!
WHAT TO BRING
Thanks to all the 2017 VegFest attendees who brought vegan non-perishable items for donation to the London Food Bank. We’re putting out the call again, and this year your donations will go to the London Ontario Vegan Food Bank. Your donations will help stock the food bank over the winter and the Food Bank will raffle some amazing prizes. Check out the event page here.
Some of our vendors will only be handling cash sales, so if you plan to shop bring some cash. There are three ATMs onsite too. On your way in you can pick up your program so you can be sure you don't miss a beet.
To help reduce waste, we’re encouraging everyone to bring reusable shopping bags, mugs/bottles, plates/containers and utensils. If you do, you could win this "Zero Waste Essentials" kit (worth $108) courtesy of London’s Naked store at Reimagine Co. VegFest attendees who want to enter to win will receive 1 ballot per item you bring, for a maximum total of 4 ballots. Collect your ballots at either of our two information booths.
And VegFest is even more fun with friends. So bring your whole squad and strike a pose at the Photo Booth sponsored by Purdy Natural and Booch Organic Kombucha.
SWAG BAGS FOR FIRST 500 ATTENDEES
Sweet coupons and other goodies fill these awesome bags and the first 500 attendees at VegFest London will get one. You'll have to arrive early though as these go fast.
WHERE TO FIND US
VegFest London will take place at the Western Fair Agriplex in the Western Fair District at 845 Florence Street in London. There is ample free parking. Need directions? Click here, we've got you covered.
Admission is $5 - children 12 and under are free. You can pay by cash or credit. If paying by cash, exact change would be much appreciated. Admission is available on event day at the entrance.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Thanks to our friends at Rebirth Wellness Centre we have a whole area dedicated to kids, filled with face painting, colouring and more. The children's area is open all day from 10 am - 6 pm.
FIND YOUR CENTRE DURING VEGFEST!
New this year! The Benevolent Barn is offering free yoga classes on-site to relax and rejuvenate.
ENJOY EXPERT SPEAKERS & FOOD DEMOS
All guest speakers and our cooking demonstration will take place on two stages in the Western Fair Agriplex. Seating is limited for each of the sessions so arrive early. Click here to learn more about our speakers.
Carrot Stage Schedule
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Genesis Butler ~ Living a Compassionate Life and Advocating for Animals at any Age
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Susie Coston ~ The Role of Farm Animal Sanctuaries
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Camille Labchuk ~ Animal Law 101: How We Can All Be Legal Advocates for Animals
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: John Lewis ‘Badass Vegan’ ~ Food Choices we make that can either Poison or Promote Life
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Justin Plet ~ Musician - performing a great mix of Canadiana, current Indie, 70s Folk, and music to sing along to!
Beet Stage Schedule
10:30 am - 11:30 am: Caterina Lindman ~ Eating to be kinder to the Earth
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Toni Okamoto ~ Eating Plant Based On A Budget
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Chef Yoda Olinyk ~ Cooking Demo - Aquafaba... the new miracle egg replacer!!
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: James Wildman ~ 101 Reasons to go Vegan
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Amanda Barker ~ Cultivate Connection, Engender Empathy, Prepare for Peace
Special thanks to our festival emcees Marty Menard, Ben Le Roi and Kevin Lahey. Learn more about them here.
Tons of vegan food and product vendors, health and wellness vendors and animal sanctuaries and rescue organizations will be all in ONE PLACE for this ONE DAY! Check out our full vendor list here.
Come hungry and ready to shop. If you feel like you need a break along the way, enjoy some time relaxing in our dining area.