With an estimated 5,000 people in attendance, nearly half of whom were not vegan but interested in learning how to make the transition, SLC VegFest 2016 was a huge success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, speakers, volunteers, and entertainers who made our first year possible. We look forward to seeing you again next year!


SLC VegFest is a family-friendly and free event where Utahns will learn how we can save up to 100 animals each year, significantly lessen our impact on the environment, and improve our overall health by simply leaving animal products off our plates.

The event will feature delicious vegan food from local restaurants, expert speakers, a kids area, fitness zone, and lively entertainment to create a fun and welcoming environment.

The festival brings together local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals committed to creating a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthy community. 

Following a successful first year, UARC is growing SLC VegFest and coming back in 2017! It will take place in downtown Salt Lake City in late summer, stay tuned for details! This free event is only possible with the support of generous sponsors and community members. Learn more about how you can make SLC VegFest a success!


SLC VegFest features dozens of exhibitors, from local non-profits dedicated to ending animal abuse to national and local food businesses with free vegan samples and popular foods for sale. 

  • SLC VegFest is a project of Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC). Discover how you can help animals in Utah.
Matt Ruscigno speaking


Informative speakers at SLC VegFest cover a range of topics, including living vegan on a budget, vegan fashion, and nutrition for athletes. All speakers will be in the library auditorium. Check out the full schedule! 


This event is not just about delicious food, it's about having a good time! There's something for everyone, so bring the whole family. The Oktoberfest Beer Garden (21+) will be complete with vegan brats and shepherd's pie from Piper Down and Ice Haus. Our kids area is full of fun activities for children of all ages throughout the day. The Athlete Expo features free classes and workshops with trainers and athletes. The event also features lively and family-friendly musicians and entertainers.  Check out the complete schedule! 

L'anarchiste band photo


Details about location, getting to the event, FAQs, volunteering, and more. If you can't find the answer to you questions, please contact us!