Greensboro, NC – October 12, 2023 – On Sunday, October 29, 2023, the community will gather for a day of fun, food, and festivities to celebrate a cruelty-free lifestyle, a cleaner environment, and a healthier planet. The goal of the event is to educate the public about the benefits of adopting plant-based choices and to promote vegan-friendly businesses and organizations’ resources in the Triad area and beyond. This event is produced by the group behind Vegfest Expos and Triangle Vegfest, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Wake Forest, NC, and Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2004 and based in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina.
Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy plant-based culinary delights, samples, and giveaways from vendors such as Gold Potato Sponsor Superieur Electrolytes, newcomer Stuffyman’s Vegan Stuff, plus the best vegan cheesecake from AJ’s Cheesecakes while listening to our DJ and our host MZ Jazzy, and the children play in our Family Fun Zone with life-sized games and activities for all ages. 30 vendors will bring a variety of animal-friendly wellness and beauty products, apparel, health services, educational resources, and more. An up-to-date vendor live map can be found on the event’s Facebook page or on our website, triadveganfest.com.
A safe trick or treat will be part of the festival, and children and adults are encouraged to come in costume. We will have a contest with prizes for those who want to participate.
Executive Director of Triangle Vegfest/Vegfest Expos, Helene Greenberg, shared, “We are super happy to be back in Greensboro, NC, and to finish our 2023 festival season so close to our home in the Triangle. We haven’t been in the Triad since 2018 and are happy that the Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market was open to hosting us again.”
Triad Veganfest will take place, rain or shine, from 12 pm – 4 pm. The event is indoors, with food trucks and some vendors outside, at Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market – 501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27405.
Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation along with VIP and VIP PLUS options. Attendees are encouraged to get a free ticket and donate to help our vendors gauge how much to bring/prepare. For $25, you can get a VIP ticket and receive an upgraded goodie bag of samples, 25 entries into our raffle to win cool prizes from our sponsors, and first entry to the venue at 10:30 am, giving an extra 30 minutes to shop and eat, our VIP PLUS is $35 and includes a reusable bag (unfilled and different from the VIP bags) and shirt. All are welcome to our events, and no one is ever turned away. Festival-goers, please BYOB (Bring your own bags or bottles). Composting is encouraged, and recycling bins will be available for non-compostable items. Water, provided by our water sponsor, Appalachian Water Collective, will be available for purchase ahead and at the festival. Help us reduce the amount of plastic by bringing your own bottle to fill for $5, or use our compostable cup for $6 and get unlimited alkaline water for the duration of the festival.