What’s new at the 2021 Twin Cities Veg Fest

We’re so excited that Twin Cities Veg Fest is back for 2021—and it’s better than ever! This year, Twin Cities Veg Fest will be a hybrid event with both a virtual experience on EventHub and an in-person return to Harriet Island Park in St. Paul. The festival will be on Sunday, September 19, with new hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

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Get a sneak peek at the Virtual Preview Event

To kick things off early, we’re having a Virtual Preview Event at tcvegfest.com/virtual from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 12! At the Virtual Preview Event, you’ll get to chat with exhibitors in their virtual booths, enjoy virtual main stage programming of the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge awards, and participate in free giveaways.

New this year at the festival

For the first time, Twin Cities Veg Fest will be offering Fastmeals, which are $20 pre-made, ready-to-go meals available for pre-order when you register here for the festival. These are on sale from August 16 through September 5. Additionally, all food vendors will be offering $4-or-less sample sizes to make it easier to try a little bit of everything.

We’ll also have interactive family area programming provided by CLIMB Theater. In addition to entertainment and education, tents will offer protection from sun and rain if needed!

As always, we’ll have Swag Bags for the first 200 people to arrive at the festival—but this year, they’re large, mesh, made of recycled materials and reusable. The Swag Bags include samples of amazing goodies, including: chocolate from Unreal ChocolatesOrgain Protein Powder, a body product from the Seaweed Bath Company, a rice cake from Lundberg Family Farms, a detergent sheet from EcosNext laundry detergent, a body wash from Hand in Hand, a free copy of Thrive Magazine, a coupon for Hodo Foods, discounts on CLIMB Theater programs, a Remembering Kenny Feldman bookmark, and information on Farmaste Animal Sanctuary.

Also new this year is the opportunity to reserve the best seats in the house for our speakers and cooking demos when you register to attend!

During the festival you can learn “Meal Prep Secrets That Will Change Your Life” from Chef Robin Asbell, how to make Spicy Kale Sambusas from Chef Lachelle Cunningham, and how to make a Lion’s Mane Vegan “Crab” Cake with Chef Thandisizwe Jackson-Nisan of Vegan Byy Nature.

Find out about “The Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition for Improving and Preventing Chronic Disease” with Lauren Plunkett, discover how Carnage the Executioner became a plant-based poet during a blended speech and performance, and be inspired by Sterling “Trap” King Davis’ journey from rapper to animal advocate during his talk on “Helping Our Friends on Both Ends: You Don’t Lose Cool Points for Compassion.”

As mentioned, this year the festival will also take place virtually. That means all cooking demos and speakers will be livestreamed, and exhibitors will have virtual booths.

Volunteer at Twin Cities Veg Fest

Want to be part of the action? Sign up to volunteer at the festival! Volunteers get a free shirt and a $5 discount on fastmeals while supplies last! You’ll also get to know others and play a critical role in the festival’s success.

Your next step: sign up

Register today so you can pre-order one of our new, full-color Twin Cities Veg Fest T-shirts and reserve your speaker and cooking demo spots.

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