SLC VegFest features a variety of exhibitors, including local restaurants, packaged food retailers, nonprofit advocacy organizations, and other commercial vendors.
Enjoy the shaded beer garden in the middle of the festival.
Bring the kids! SLC VegFest has bounce houses, obstacle course, coloring, games, and even the chance to break boards with Black Dragon Kenpo Karate.
Enjoy live music in the outdoor amphitheater all day.
Speakers and Films
Inside the auditorium, speakers and films present on topics related to animal protection and veganism.
Learn how to cook a new vegan dish at the outdoor amphitheater during our cooking demonstration!
SLC Vegfest At a glance
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.
UTAH ANIMAL RIGHTS COALITION
Utah physicians for a healthy environment
SLC’s Arts, Culture and Events Fund
A Well-Fed World
Edward Jones – Robert Hutton
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!