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Sacramento VegFest

Sacramento VegFest is a showcase, to promote, celebrate, and educate about the wide variety of plant-based foods and products available. 

Sacramento VegFest 2014 features

• world-class speakers, 

• live entertainment, 

• raffle; fun contests throughout the day, 

• veg lifestyle and health info

• cooking demo and recipes,

• "meet-the-expert" one on one

• vegan & vegetarian food samples

• children's activities,

• and so much more!

Keynote Speaker: Mariel Hemingway: the Academy Award–nominated actress is a prolific author, eco activist, and healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate focused on mind-body-spirit optimization and purposeful living.

Guest Speakers:
Doug Lisle, Ph.D., vegan advocate featured in Forks over Knives and Director of Research at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, and author of "The Pleasure Trap"

Chef Brooke Preston, owner and head chef at The Green Boheme, Sacramento's original organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free gourmet café.

Ed Bauer, all-natural champion body builder.


• $8 (special SVS discount, through May 28; enter special Sacramento Vegetarian Society discount code SVS20 when ordering at

• $10 (early-bird, before May 28)

• $12.50 (advance tickets [May 29–June 5])

• $15 (at the door)

   Group discounts available (see contact info below).

Volunteers for SVS booth: we need you!  Sign up here or at [masked]. No experience? That's okay; you'll be teamed with an experienced tabler. This is a fun way to get involved and spread the veg message.

Sponsored by: Del Paso Boulevard Partnership

For complete Event Schedule, visit

For more information, please contact Triscka at [masked] or 916/923.6200.

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  • Ilsa

    I only gave it 4 stars because of the jump to $15 entrance fee (at the door), other than that, lots of great vendors, speakers and food!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Janet T

    Apparently the local veg community had nothing to do with organizing this event. It was all the Del Paso business association. According to Bethenny, they didn't even ask the local groups for input. If they had, they wouldn't have scheduled it on the same day as Animal Place's annual Music in the Meadows, which is where a lot of veg folks were. Complaints should go to the business group, so that next year it can be a better event. It was too expensive without the advance SVS discount, some of the vendors were questionable, and Mariel Hemingway?? She's not even a vegetarian. That one was a puzzler. I can see it if it's a healthy lifestyle event, but it was about VEG lifestyles. On the bright side, there were lots of people exploring going more plant-based. They needed more info, recipes, etc. and less hawking of products.

    June 8, 2014

  • Mark

    Nice to see everyone!

    June 7, 2014

  • Ilsa

    I'll have a booth selling jars of Nacheez and Nacheez Nachos!

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Mark

      I hope that you were successful!

      June 7, 2014

  • Denise C.

    Didn't think the vendors were educational. Seemed more product selling.

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Mark

      I agree. Maybe half of the vendors were knowledgeable, but the other half were just there to sell a product and often were not vegetarian or vegan at all.

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Frank G.

    Very good. Saw some very nice people and had a good time. I am not a penny pincher but I do think that the $15.00 was a bit pricey for the general admission, plus $5.00 for parking. I admire and respect the entreprenours of vegan food items. But I think that there needs to be a careful evaluation of how much it costs to produce each item and the cost. A less tactful way of saying it would be "if we want people to become/stay vegans, lets not overcharge (gouge?) them." Maybe everything is fairly priced; I don't know.

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Mark

      I agree that it was way overpriced. It could have been held at a less fancy location for $5.00. Now, we bought advance tickets for $8.00 and there was free parking on the hotel side, though by 11:30 a.m. it was a bot of a walk.

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Elio L.

    Hopefully they have upgraded the event with that price point (wasn't it $3 last year?). I always thought it was a nice event to stop by and check out for an hour at best, but have never been overly impressed with the setup.

    June 6, 2014

  • Jill of i.

    For those that haven't purchased your ticket yet, you can get it for just $8 with coupon code WBR20 if you purchase online TODAY (tomorrow is $15 at the door)... The place to enter coupon code is below the ticket price options in blue... Click here to purchase:

    June 6, 2014

  • Dixie Lee H.

    I would have gone to this with John but we already signed up for something else. Will catch it next year!

    June 1, 2014

  • Dixie Lee H.

    I would have gone to this with John but we already signed up for something else. Will catch it next year!

    June 1, 2014

  • Mark

    See you there!

    May 27, 2014

  • Amy

    I'll be out of town.

    May 21, 2014

  • Mary R.

    VegFest update! As a Sacramento Vegetarian Society member, you can get 20% off VegFest tickets by using this code: "SVS20" when you order tickets online at The organizers have allocated a limited number of these discounted tickets so get yours quick before they're gone. See you at VegFest!

    May 19, 2014

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