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VC Social - Chicago Vegandale Food Drink Festival
We've had a ton of feedback from members about the upcoming Chicago Vegandale Food and Drink Festival. So due to popular demand, we're holding a special summer social meetup to gather all our members who would like to go together as a group! Please note that due to the unique nature of this event, it will be a bit different than our usual meetups, so please read all the details: TICKETS: This is a private event that requires tickets for entry. All members are responsible for getting their own tickets prior to the event. Early bird tickets come out to just under $20 after fees, but may go up as the event gets closer. You can get your tickets here: GETTING THERE: The fest is being held at Grant Park - Butler Field (southeast corner of Monroe St. and Columbus Dr.). That being said, driving and parking is probably not advised unless you are ok with parking at a garage downtown. But otherwise, there are a number of trains and bus stop that will get you downtown within walking distance to the park. Details can also be found on the event page here: FOOD & DRINKS: The tickets you purchase online are for entry only. Food and drinks are sold by separately by individual vendors once you get inside. Please note, although the event is all ages, there are alcoholic drinks inside. Being the summer, we will be treating this as a sort of VOT once inside, picking a spot to hang out so members can join us as they please while they get their food or drinks. MEETING UP: The Vegandale fest is officially from 11-7pm, but we will be meeting up from 1-5pm. You are more than welcome to arrive to the fest earlier or stay later if you choose. I will post more details on the day of the event on how to find us (likely bringing a small banner or symbol of sorts for members to spot). Also note, kids and dogs are welcome to the event! So feel free to bring them along if you'd like. More event details can be found on their FAQs page: HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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All vegan, all Chicago.

Howdy, and welcome to Vegan Chicago!

Founded in 2002 and run by long-time vegan and animal rights activists, we have extensive experience and knowledge with a passion to share. We are Chicago's vegan social & support group that provides connections and resources for being vegan in Chicago.

We welcome you regardless of how "vegan" you are. We recognize the practical part of being vegan with an eye on the larger prize. We have a Code of Conduct policy ( in place to ensure everybody has a great time. We are also unique in that we have a science-positive mission ( motivated by an ethical point of view.

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