Oakland VegFest 2019

When
Event has passed (Sat May 18, 2019 - Sat May 18, 2019)
Where
Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Time
11 am to 5 pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Activism / Cause, Festival / Fair

Description

The Oakland VegFest is back for our fifth year, organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC).

As always, the VegFest is totally FREE and open to the public, and will feature awesome food, vendors, speakers, "cutest dog" contest, and a kids area.

This event is wheelchair accessible, and dog- and kid-friendly.

Golden Carrot Sponsor:
Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC)
Wild Earth
Forager Project

Silver Spinach Sponsors:
GT's Kombucha
The Stanford Inn by the Sea
Timeless Coffee
Sue's Organics

Bronze Beet Sponsors:
VegFund
The Butcher's Son
Curry Up Now
Cena Vegan
v-dog

Vendors:
Adreame Catchers
Alkebulan
Animal Place
Biey Leaf
Black Seed Cuisine
Bulldog & Bourbon
The Butcher's Son
CACOCO
Cakes by Morgan
Cena Vegan
Chalk Hill Cookery
Conscious Creamery
Core Kitchen Oakland
Cowhugger
The Cultured Kitchen
Curry Up Now
Doshi.Shop
Pepples Donut Farm
Fairyella Ice Pops
Fat Face
Farm Fresh To You
Farm Sanctuary
Food Empowerment Project
Forager Project
Forelk.org
GT's Kombucha
Harji Naturals
HAVE A VEGAN DAY
VGN shakes (aka VGN Shakes)
Imperfect Produce
Jen Swift Artist
John Graves Massage
Kelly's Croutons
Kuli Kuli
Mandela Grocery Cooperative
Meaningful Paws
Miyoko's
Nick's Kitchen
No Worries
nomba
Nucha Empanadas
PandA Vegan Catering
The Plastic Free Store
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
SFElV
Sue's Organics
Sweet Farm
Sweet Yvonne’s Vegan Bites
The Source Zero
The Stanford Inn by the Sea
Three Trees
Timeless Coffee
Tzu Chi USA
v-dog
Vegan Donut Gelato
Vegans Rock
Wild Earth
Wildlife Herbs

Speakers:
- Katie Cantrell (Executive Director, FFAC)
- Chef Tirzah Love (Celebrity Chef and Owner of Tirzah Catering)
- Sid Garza-Hillman (Author and Health Coach)
- Florian Radke (CMO, Wild Earth)
- Speaker Panel: Food Justice in the Oakland Flats. Feat. Andrea
Talley & Mikhael Holmes (Mandela Grocery Cooperative)

Musical Performers:
- Far I
- CLEAN feat. The Black Excellence Band
- Shino Smoke

Volunteers needed!
We couldn't put on this massive event without help from our volunteers! If you would like to be a part of this event, you can sign-up for a volunteer shift at the link below. As a thank you, volunteers receive a swag bag featuring gifts from our incredible sponsors and an invitation to our volunteer party. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544a9a72aa7fb6-20192

PARKING INFO:
Due to limited parking options and to encourage attendees to use public transportation if possible, we suggest taking BART to the Lake Merritt station (just a 10 minute walk away). There is also a free 4 hour public parking across the street at the Kaiser Convention Center (one entrance on Lake Merritt Blvd and one entrance on 10th and Fallon), but those spots will fill up quickly in the morning. There is also limited metered street parking available near the event.

We are currently at capacity with vendors. If you have any questions or are interested in being a vendor at next years event, you can send us a message or an email to [email protected]

Location

location
  1. Lake Merritt Amphitheater Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA