Vegetarian / Vegan Group Summer Picnic @ Highbanks Park!

Mark your calendars now for our great big summer event -- the Vegetarian & Vegan Group Summer Picnic! On Saturday, August 18th, at 5:00pm, both the Vegan and Vegetarian Groups will be getting together (Yay!) for this annual summer tradition! This year our summer picnic will be held at beautiful Highbanks Park! Complete details are provided below: 

Date: Saturday, August 18th

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Mansion Shelter in Highbanks Park (see specific info and directions at the bottom of this announcement)

Bring: Please bring the following items with you:

  • Vegetarian (vegan preferred) main dish, side dish, or dessert to share.  Please include a recipe card/ingredients list.  Note: If you want to bring a vegan dish and are not sure what's vegan and what's not, here is a good resource: 
  • Place setting for yourself and each guest -- plate, fork, cup, napkin, etc. (a great way to cut down on disposables)
  • Beverage(s) for yourself and guest(s)
  • $1 per individual / $2 per family to cover the cost of the shelter
  • Optional: Lawn chair, horse shoes, Frisbees, outdoor games, etc.


Additional Notes:

  • If you are a member of both the vegan and vegetarian group, please only sign up once
  • If you know what you’re going to bring, be sure to include it when you RSVP
  • Since we have a shelter reserved, this will be “rain or shine” event


Hope you can join us! This should be a GREAT way to enjoy the summer and a DELICIOUS meatless summer picnic with some WONDERFUL people.





P.S.  Other Info & Links:

  • Directions: From I-270, take U.S. 23 north about 3 miles. Entrance is on the left, just before Powell Road. Once you enter the park, the shelter areas will be on your right. Once in the shelter area, we’ll be in the Mansion Shelter, again on your right. We’ll have our own parking area.
  • Highbanks Park Info: Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot high shale bluffs that tower over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines extending into the eastern part of the park. Ohio and Olentangy shales, often containing outstanding examples of large concretions, are exposed on the bluff face and sides of the ravines. This area has been designated a National Natural Landmark. Visitors will see outstanding examples of oak-hickory, beech-maple and flood plain hardwood forests as they hike the park's 11 miles of trails. Highbanks is also rich in Native American history. The park contains two Adena Indian burial mounds and a prehistoric earthwork.
  • Mansion Shelter House: Seating capacity is 100 (80 inside and 20 outside). Shelter has two large grills, electricity, stone fireplace, four x 20-foot picnic tables, a play area, drinking fountain, horseshoe pit, and restrooms (shared with the Northern Shelter).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the company and all the great food, especially the pumpkin pie. Thank you cooks and organisers.

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great food, nice people, beautiful weather

    August 20, 2012

  • Loretta Z.

    Great food, nice people, good times!

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a LOT of fun! :0)

    August 19, 2012

  • Dan

    What a fun afternoon! Great food, terrific company, and the weather couldn't have been better! A good time all around! Thanks to Jennifer and the Vegan Group for making this a great joint event! And thanks to everyone who made it out and brought all the delicious pot luck dishes! Pics are on the way!

    August 19, 2012

  • Priya

    Delicious food and great conversation with some of the best people in Columbus!

    August 18, 2012

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