Q: What is VegFest?
A: VegFest is a free-to-attend, all vegan event that showcases the best vegan food, shopping, animal welfare and non profit organizations in the city. Pittsburgh VegFest strives to encourage a celebratory atmosphere by also showcasing live music all day and free kids and family friendly activities.
Q: Where is VegFest?
A: Pittsburgh VegFest is at Allegheny Commons Park East- its Pittsburgh’s oldest park! Located at North Ave and Cedar. You can use the address for GPS: 818 Cedar Ave or 255 E Ohio St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. You can also search for Allegheny General Hospital which is located directly across from the park on North Avenue.
Q: Where do I park?
A: The James Street Garage is located on James St & North Ave, by AGH (Allegheny General Hospital). There is also a parking garage at Nova Place. These are ideal options.
There is street parking along North Ave, Cedar, or Ohio St. (Street parking is usually pay). There is also residential street parking along the residential roads as well on Suismon, Foreland, Tripoli, etc. that is usually free.
Q: Other tips & tricks?
Bring a blanket and reusable hydration vessel. Many people find seating however many families prefer to find a shady spot under the trees.
Q: Are animals allowed?
Well behaved and leashed furry (and hairless) friends are welcome. There will be A LOT of people and A LOT of other animals at VegFest so make sure your companion animals are good with crowds, kids, & other pets.
Q: What time does VegFest start?
A: Pittsburgh VegFest starts at 11 am.
If you purchase VIP passes you can start shopping at 10 am, make sure you bring your photo ID and check in at the VegFest table after 9:40 to get your credentials. You can find this on our website.
Q: What is walk with a Doc?
Walk with a Doc is a health geared walk with Dr. Natalie Gentile, MD. You can go on our website or come the morning of to register for the walk. Check in is from 9-9:10 and the walk will go until about 10 am. If you purchased VIP you can then check in with us at VegFest to shop early!
Q: What time is VegFest over?
A: Pittsburgh VegFest is over at 5:00 pm