SLC Vegfest
September 12, 2020
noon - 8 pm
Library Square
Free Admission




SLC VegFest features a variety of exhibitors, including local restaurants, packaged food retailers, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and other commercial vendors.

Go to beer garden

beer garden

Enjoy the shaded beer garden in the middle of the festival.

Children’s Area

Bring the kids! SLC VegFest has bounce houses, obstacle course, coloring, games, and even the chance to break boards with Black Dragon Kenpo Karate.

Go to Live Music

Live Music

Enjoy live music in the outdoor amphitheater all day.

Go to Speakers and Films

Speakers and Films

Inside the auditorium, speakers and films present on topics related to animal protection and veganism.

Cooking Demonstration

Learn how to cook a new vegan dish at the outdoor amphitheater during our cooking demonstration!

SLC Vegfest At a glance

A festive community event celebrating veganism and animal rights.
SLC VegFest 2019 had an estimated 6,000 attendees

SLC VegFest is a community festival organized by Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Salt Lake City. The event is free, open to the public, family-friendly, and run entirely by volunteers. The event is a celebration of veganism and plant-based eating, featuring dozens of exhibitors, most of which are local businesses.

SLC VegFest is not just an event for vegans. It’s a day of fun activities and delicious food for the entire community. According to attendee surveys, 48% of attendees of our last VegFest event were not vegan. Our primary audience is Utahns interested in helping animals, reducing their ecological footprint, supporting local green businesses, living healthier, as well as anyone just wanting to enjoy a fun outdoor festival with their friends or family.


SLC VegFest 2019 was generously supported by these organizations and businesses.


Presenting Sponsor

Go to VegFund


Guardian Sponsor

Go to Piper Down

Piper Down

Flock Sponsor

Go to Utah physicians for a healthy environment

Utah physicians for a healthy environment

Flock Sponsor

Go to SLC’s Arts, Culture and Events Fund

SLC’s Arts, Culture and Events Fund

Hen Sponsor

Go to Sage Mountain

Sage Mountain

Hen Sponsor

Go to A Well-Fed World

A Well-Fed World

Chick Sponsor

Go to Edward Jones – Robert Hutton

Edward Jones – Robert Hutton

Chick Sponsor

Go to SecondSkin


Chick Sponsor


Media Sponsor

covid-19 statement

UARC's SLC VegFest Planning Committee recently met to discuss how we intend to plan around the COVID-19 outbreak that has upended all of our lives, including the wonderful restaurant community in Utah. At this point, we are still moving forward with plans to host SLC VegFest on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the SLC Library Square. Epidemiologists and public health experts have stressed that it is difficult to forecast the duration of current social distancing requirements and lockdowns, but there is a decent chance that life will begin returning to "normal" prior to Sept 12. Obviously, UARC will not host SLC VegFest if the public health threat to mass gatherings is still present. We will be closely following & adhering to all guidelines and requirements handed down by CDC, WHO, and local health authorities.

In the event SLC VegFest 2020 must be canceled due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, UARC will refund 100% of all fees we have collected from sponsors and vendors (SLC VegFest is and always will be free for attendees).

This is going to be a unique challenge for UARC. Planning SLC VegFest requires a great deal of up-front investment on our part. We are grateful that all members of our organizing committee have made a commitment to continue volunteering their time to organizing this event, despite the fact that our efforts may be for naught. In this time of uncertainty, a hopeful vision animates our passion to continue organizing this event. The timing of SLC VegFest, in mid-September, means that our event may be well-positioned to be a vitally important "comeback" event for the local business community, and for the public, generally. Restaurants that had been shuttered for months might get the opportunity to reach thousands of VegFest attendees who are joyously celebrating the end of a long stretch of isolation. With this potential scenario in mind, UARC plans to maintain a sense of optimism. SEE YOU AT SLC VEGFEST 2020!