We might still be in the grips of winter weather, but planning for the 6th annual Niagara VegFest is well underway! We hope you’ll join us June 3-4, 2017 for a fabulous weekend celebrating vegan living!
Saturday, June 3, we’ll be celebrating VegFest in the Vineyard. Visit four area wines and sample vegan wine and food pairings. We’re planning a special vegan dining experience in downtown St. Catharines, followed by a VegFest-themed film at the FirstOntario Performing Arts centre Film House. Stay tuned for details and ticket information!
Sunday, June 4, we celebrate VegFest’s main event at Market Square in St. Catharines. Last year we had over 80 vendors and 6,000 visitors and this year is shaping up to be even bigger!
We are currently confirming our speaker line up, but can tell you that Susie Coston and Ellie Donahue-Miller will be on hand.
Susie Coston has been Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director since 2000. As a committed farm animal caregiver for more than a decade, Susie has been a mentor for many of her peers (who have started their own sanctuaries throughout the U.S.) and is well-known for bringing the animals’ stories of love, loss and life to the public.
Ellie Donohue-Miller is an animal liberation activist and professional counselor. In 2016, Ellie launched the Animal Activist Support Line, a 24/7 free, anonymous, and confidential service offering text, email, and online chat support to animal rights activists. The project was founded to help activists avoid and overcome burnout and to reduce recidivism among vegetarians/vegans.
We’re excited to welcome back many familiar faces to our vendor line up!
Our vendor places are now 60% sold, so if you would like to get your plant-based products in front of a great crowd of conscientious and thoughtful consumers, be sure to register now!
We’re a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization and we rely on the support of generous sponsors to showcase the compassionate, ethical, healthy vegan lifestyle each year. If you would like to become one of our valued sponsors or donors, please get in touch.
Niagara VegFest is made possible by a number of financial and in-kind sponsorships! We would like to thank those who have already come on board for VegFest 2017: Palentine Hills Estate Winer, Cave Springs Winery, Pillitteri Estates Winery, Flat Rock Cellars, Niagara Inflatables, Rise Above, Bamboo Natural Food Market, Beechwood Doughnuts, Booch Organic Kombucha, Fiddler’s Pour House, Melting Matilda’s, Niagara Action for Animals, Niagara Jazz Festival, Rescue Dogs, White Oaks, and the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP).
We hope you’ll mark your calendar for June3-4, 2017 and come join us in celebrating healthy, plant-based living! Stay in touch with us on social media –Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter–so don’t you miss the latest updates!