Q: What is VegFest?
A: VegFest is a free-to-attend, all vegan event that showcases the best 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. This year we will have an obstacle course bounce house, a climbing wall, and face painting.
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, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. or 301 East Ohio Street
You can also search for Allegheny General Hospital which is located directly across from the park.
Q: What time is VegFest?
A: VegFest is from 11-5 on Saturday August 21st, 2021
Q: Are animals allowed?
A: Well behaved leashed animal companions are welcome at VegFest! They should be ok with the many other animals that will be at VegFest however which includes many dogs, cats, pigs, and possibly farm animals.
Q: Are there bathrooms?
A: there are handwashing sinks and porta potties available for attendees
Q: What about masks?
Following local and state guidelines for outdoor events- Masks are optional. VegFest is an open air event in a very large park. There are many opportunities to distance throughout the park.
Q: Tips for VegFest?
1. PLAN YOUR DAY. Make a list and locate your most wanted/sought out vendors. There will be an 8 foot directory at the Info table at VegFest available.
2. Bring a blanket to sit in the shade if you want to avoid the seating area in front of the stage.
3. Water, hat, sunscreen, possibly umbrella. Some vendors take cash, venmo and most do take cards
4. The Pittsburgh Parking app saves a lot of headache and time if you will be paying to park
Q: What if I have questions?
There will be a very large 8 foot vendor directory available at the VegFest info table located towards the middle of the park near the stage. You can stop by for shirts, tanks, raffle tickets and swag bags here as well as any questions you might have. We can’t wait to see you!
Q: Where do I park?
A: Street parking along North Ave, Cedar, or Ohio St. (Street parking is usually pay on Saturdays). There is also plenty of residential street parking along the residential roads as well on Suismon, Foreland, Tripoli, etc. that is usually free (always check).
The James Street Garage is a parking garage located on James St & North Ave, by AGH (Allegheny General Hospital).
You are NOT allowed to park at the Allegheny Alliance Church off Union or anywhere near the food trucks or in the park itself either.
There is a bike rack available near the porta johns at the MLK school/baseball field.
All major bus run to the Northside and to VegFest
Please contact us for additional questions.