Lancaster VegFest 2022
Buchanan Park, Lancaster, PA
Lancaster VegFest is a free annual event celebrating the plant-based lifestyle. In 2022 (the 6th annual Fest), VegFest became an official Lancaster Farm Sanctuary event. Their mission is to provide information about the benefits of a plant-based diet for health and the benefit to animals. Proceeds from the event including donations at entry benefit the rescued animals at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary.
Lancaster VegFest is one of the best local event each year. the crowd grows each year, and I believe 2022 was no exception. Over the course of two days, thousands of guests attended from the local area, as well as guests who travelled hours to enjoy. There were lot of new things to enjoy this year—more details on those below.
The food is one of the biggest draws of the event each year. Guests have the opportunity to purchase food from more than 50 food trucks and food vendors! And, the majority of these food vendors are not local, which makes Lancaster VegFest guests only opportunity to try them. Some food trucks and vendors came from several states away. The cuisines range from barbeque, southern comfort food, Asian fusion, ice cream, baked goods, drinks, and more—all 100% plant-based (vegan).
One of many exciting new additions to this year’s event was the first ever Vegan Beer Garden! Local breweries and distilleries offered craft beer, cocktails, and hard ciders. Yard games like cornhole and picnic tables filled the beer garden area, which was adjacent to the stage with live music and speakers.
Each year Lancaster VegFest offers special VIP tickets to the event. VIP tickets get you early access to the event (no lines for amazing food!) and a custom tote bag filled with goodies. The VIP tickets are definitely worth it, but the event is very enjoyable either way!
The vegan marketplace offers dozens of vendors selling plant-based products, which range from shirts, pins, and stickers to books and pet items. Tarot card readings, henna tattoos, plants, beauty supplies, and other goods are available as well. Additionally, multiple farm animal sanctuaries are present.
This year kids’ activities were available and very popular! Small kids could play with Legos and make small crafts. And, The California Boys were present for elaborate face paintings and over-the-top caricature drawings.
The two days of Lancaster VegFest were full of performers and speakers. Entertainers ranged from DJs and live music to plant-based experts’ lectures. Featured were DJ Shewülf, Monica de Vitry & Jordan Rast, The Funkitorium, Brenda Sanders, the Founder and Executive Director of the Afro-Vegan Society, Gene Baur, Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, and more.
Every year Lancaster VegFest features free yoga in the park hosted by West End Yoga.
Congratulations to Lancaster VegFest for another fantastic event!
Lancaster VegFest 2022 Vendors
Root, Harvest Seasonal Grill, Oh My Cod, Bananarama Food Truck, Papermill/Korea Taqueria, Southern Fried Vegan, Real Food From the Ground Up, Vuture, Asian Fusion Elite, Your Chocolate Guys, Zuzu confections, Loving Hut, Honey Bear Kitchen, Sugar Whipped Bakery Food Truck, Beana’s Bakery, Bitchy Vegan Homo, Walk-O Taco Food Truck, The Plant-Based and Juice Bar, Every Soul Vegan Bakery, Top Drawer Sweets, Traditional Authentic Mexican Food, Sweet Trail Bakery, VEEG, Maati Made It, VEGKY Mushroom Jerky, Miss Viss Cook-Up, Ox’s Way Food Truck, Spanish Island Food, GB’s Italian Ice, HYPE/Chickpea Bistro, #DeepFriedWatermelon, Ruffino’s Italian Kitchen, Randevoo Food Truck, Paradise island cuisine, Juisibox, Diverse Blends, Vegan Treats, In The Raw With Soul, Namaste Donuts, Zoe’s Vegan Delight, SoulCountry Vegan, My Vegan Baker, The Greener Kitchen, Soul Steaks Food Truck, Norbu, Totally Sweet, Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar, De Novo Creamery, Flatbelly Veg Food Truck, Dough Heads Waffles Food Truck
Vegan Beer Garden
Lancaster Distilleries, Our Town Brewery, Pour Man’s Brewing Company, Levengoods of Lancaster
Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, Animal Advocates of South Central PA, Here With Us Farm Sanctuary, The Humane League, Revolution Philadelphia, United Poultry Concerns, Iowa Farm Sanctuary, Finding Shelter Animal Rescue, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Fish Feel
Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop, Lemon Street Market , Gaffney Foods, K Bloody Mary Mix, Giorgio Foods, Plantable, Seasons Olive Oil & Vinegar Taproom, Nomato by Norine, Louis Organics, SauFennel
Hempfield Botanicals, Goods and Evil, My Herbal Apothecary, Vegans Rock Apparel, Grace Health And Wellness, Vegan Power Co, Lancaster Farmacy, LisetteArt Shop, Style & Vegan, White Muck, i.heart.avocado, Bohemian and Bouj, Clean Eatz Lancaster, Envision Positive, Asheville Dragonfly, Mystic Brew, The 50/50 Company, Trippy Bunni, Vic Lex Visionary Art, Tochtlia Alchemy & Handmade, Enchanted Realms, The Sweet TraveLife, The California Boys (Face Paint & Caricatures), HappySpans Pet Supplement & Hip Kips, Delilah the Dodge, blknvegan, Green Mountain Energy, Get Henna’d, Blucifer – Illustrator, Zari Herbal, Miles of Moisture, Renu Solar & Roofing, isRiel Handmade, Elephat Supplies & Apparel, The LOCALS’ Bookshop, Kemerton Refill & Refresh, Raw Awakening, Qualicare, Divine Dragonfly Boutique
Health & Wellness
West End Yoga, Erin Connelly Hypnotherapy, Let’s Roll
Discover Lancaster, Lancaster Conservancy, Vegan Food Drive – Water Street Mission
Snapology, Susquehanna Waldorf School
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