VegFest- Vegan Food & Street Festival Downtown Bethlehem

Bethlehem VegFest boasts one of the top festivals of it’s kind! Join us four our 8th Annual Bethlehem VegFest on Saturday, July 14, 2018!

VegFest has relocated to Historic Downtown Bethlehem. Join us from 11 am to 6 pm to support and encourage vegans in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

VegFest celebrates the growing vegan culture and sustainable living practices throughout Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. Our festival includes cooking demonstrations, renowned speakers, live music, as well as over 60+ food, small business, and craft vendors from up and down the east coast. The event fills with vegan and vegetarian festival goers, and others just curious to learn more about this lifestyle. Bethlehem VegFest 2017 was a great success! Nearly 6,000 people made their way through the festival, sampling local produce, taste-testing vegan cuisine, enjoying live music or even practicing some yoga. Participants of VegFest agreed that the “open to everyone” feeling attracted a crowd of happy, healthy individuals, eager to learn more about vegan and raw food choices, cruelty-free products and sustainable living.

Bethlehem VegFest has a NEW location for 2018. The event will be located at Daniel Rice Field, 100 W Lehigh Street, Bethlehem.

Current vendors include: Anonymous for the Voiceless: Lehigh Valley USA, AromaTheraPutty, The Bake-A-Re, Bananarama, Bechdolt OrchardsBlendlife, Bodacious Caricatures, Bull and Bear (Greek Street), The Cinnamon Snail , ColorFusedCutco Cutlery, Dazzling Doodles, Easton Family Chiropractic, Elisa Robles-Carlo, Franklin Hill Vineyards, Freakin’ VeganGoods and Evil Vegan Clothing, The Greyhound CaféHarmless Threads, Heavenly Hot Dogs LLC, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, I See Spain, ISKCON Food for Life, Yogi Dogs, Kathy’s Stoneware, KGN Organics, Koko Brooklyn, Lehigh Valley Animal SaveLehigh Valley Kombucha, Lehigh Valley Vegetarians, Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology, LEPOCO Peace CenterMediterranean Basil Salt, MompopsMoon Dawg Sundaes LLCMo’Pweeze Bakery, Norden ArtsNuts About Granola LLC, OMG SmoothiesThe Perk Up Truck, Phoenix Farm, Pig Placement Network, Radiant Recipes, REBL USA, Rockin’ Good Health, Santoro’s Franks & Chili,  Sato Salon Organics, Sea Shepard Conservation Society, Stone House Pottery, Sumac Catering and Events, Sustainable Energy FundThe Lavender Farmette LLC, The Perfect Pout by Kristin/LipSense by SeneGence,  The Taza Truck, Umami Gorilla, United Friends School, Unity Bank, Vegan Treats, Warbler Garb, Youth for Understanding, Young Living and Zuzu Confections

 

Speakers:

11:30-12:15- ShopRite

ShopRite is going to make a scampi style Jac fruit and a watermelon sangria salsa for demos.

1- 1:45- Dr. Lakeisha Thorpe

Dr. Lakeisha Thorpe will be talking about how to make navigating food shopping less of a scary journey.

2:30-3:15- Sarah Thornton

Sarah Thornton is from Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and will be speaking about the sories of animals and the power of unconditional love.

4-4:45- Gina Hassick

 

Gina Hassick is from Eat Well with Gina and she will be discussing vegan meal planning made easy.

 

 

Attending the festival? Tag us in your pictures with hashtag #BethlehemVegfest

Please contact: Tim Brooks at 610-739-1775, timb@lehighvalleychamber.org

Emily Krall 484-280-3024, emilyk@lehighvalleychamber.org

for all veggie related questions!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Greenway Sponsor

Capital BlueCross Logo

Premier Corner Sponsor
Green Mountain Energy Logo

Beverage Sponsors
Fegley's Logoabarta-coca-cola-logo

Friend of VegFest Sponsor
Unity bank logo         

Premium Partners

 Sun-Inn Sponsor LogoRCN LogoHistoric Hotel Bethlehem Logo