VegFest – Vegan Food & Street Festival Downtown Bethlehem

Bethlehem VegFest boasts one of the top festivals of it’s kind! Join us for our 9th Annual Bethlehem VegFest on Saturday, July 13, 2019!

VegFest will take place in the Historic Downtown District at Daniel Rice Field, 100 W Lehigh Street, 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 2018 was a great success! 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. This is a dog-friendly event. We will have a pet friendly water station available on site.

We are currently looking for volunteers for the 9th Annual Bethlehem VegFest. Click HERE to learn more about all our volunteer opportunities.

Vendors:

Speakers:

  • 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Suzanne Ickes, RD, LDN + Chef Andrew Taylor (Sodexo at Lehigh Valley Health Network) – Health Benefits of a Vegan/Plant Forward Diet
  • 1 PM – 1:45 PM: Jessica Hudnall + Stephanie Marsh (Kannaway) – Hemp for Your Health: How CBD Supports a Vegan Lifestyle
  • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Olivia Arena-Miller (The Rustic Vegan) – Vegetarian to Vegan: Transitioning and The Question of Protein
  • 4 PM – 4:45 PM: Dr. Andy Mars (VegKids) – “Raising a Vegan Generation”

Entertainment:

During the festival take some time to “veg out” with The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem for a one hour yoga class! The class will take place from 12 PM – 1 PM in the Green Room at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, which is just a short walk down the street from the event. Attendees must bring their own yoga mats, water will be provided. The cost is $5. Children under 13 are not permitted to take the class. Walk-ins will be welcome at the class!

Festival Parking: Click HERE for an image that indicates where parking is available for festival attendees. Parking is also available in the North Street Garage and the Walnut Street Garage.

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

Please contact: Lauren Bertucci 484-280-3024, laurenb@lehighvalleychamber.org

for all veggie related questions!

Thank you to all our sponsors and our Premium Partners!

Presenting Sponsor:

The Morning Call Logo

Friend of the Animals (Pet Water Station Sponsor)

Wright Veterinary Logo

Premier Corner Sponsor:

Green Mountain Energy

Parking Sponsor:

Moravian College Logo

Vendor Parking Sponsor:

Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites Logo

Green Sponsor:

Lehigh Valley Health Network Logo

Yoga Sponsor:

The Yoga Loft Loho

Friend of VegFest Sponsor:

Premium Partners:

 Sun-Inn Sponsor LogoRCN LogoHistoric Hotel Bethlehem Logo

 

Interested in Vending?!

Access 6,000+ in just one day at Bethlehem Vegfest! We are currently seeking retail, non-profit, craft and food vendors for our 2019 festival. Apply today, discount if you apply by March 11, 2019! Please note that BOTH the DBA’s Vegfest Vendor Application and the City of Bethlehem’s Special Event Vendor application must be downloaded, filled out, and sent to Lauren Bertucci at laurenb@lehighvalleychamber.org to be considered.

Download DBA's Vendor Application Download City of Bethlehem's Special Event Vendor Application