Vegfest is the best! The popular all vegan festival takes place at Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside on August 21st! It’s a really great event that keeps growing each year, celebrating “the vibrant and diverse animal advocacy with a day of celebration and fun.” The family friendly outdoor festival showcases the best food, shopping, animal welfare, and non profit organizations in Pittsburgh! Voted best food festival two years in a row! We’ve showcased some of the really cool vendors that will be at the event. Admission is free!

Image via Pittsburgh Veg Fest Facebook

Food + Drink!

Image via Valkyrie Doughnuts Facebook

There’s something for everyone! Check out over 50 food vendors! Including Valkyrie Doughnuts–big and square, big and fun! (egg-free, dairy-free, hand-cut, scratch-made right in the ‘burgh) New item alert: burnt almond (almond buttercream with toasted almond brittle on top) Yum! And be sure to check out tons of other great vendors—Pittsburgh Juice Company, Vegky, TreeCup Tea, Plant Love Nutrition, Revival Chili, Hummus Pittsburgh, Power Plant Kitchen, and many more!

Shopping and wellness!

Image via Grape Cat Vegan Clothing + Accessories Facebook

Grape Cat (vegan clothing and accessories), is high-quality vegan eco-friendly clothing and accessories made without cruelty. There will be over 30 shopping vendors, such as The Happy Vegan, Snail Berry Art, Closet Rehab, and Natural Awakenings! 

Family, Animals, Education

Image via Pittsburgh Veg Fest Facebook

Treat your pets! Pied Piper Pet Sitters is a dog walking and pet sitting service in your home! They will be handing out free baggies with vegan dog treats. Enter a raffle drawing! You can also find Save our Strays, Biggies Bullies, and more. And make sure to stop by the 412 Food Rescue, Pittsburgh Vegan Society, Vegan Pittsburgh. For the kids–obstacle course and bounce house, goodie bags, free face painting, and pet/people caricatures by Adam Walmsley. 

Live Music!

Kick back with awesome live music from Sloane Simon, Normal Creatures, Truth and Rites, Endless Mike And the Beagle Club (solo), Dinosoul, Jay Michaels, The Optimists. Set times are below!

Sloane Simon 11:30-12

Jay Michaels 12:10-12:40

Endless Mike 12:50-1:20

The Optimists 1:35-2:05

Truth and Rites 2:20-3:05

Dinosoul 3:20-3:50

Normal Creatures 4:05-4:35 

Where: Allegheny Commons East on the Northside 

When: Aug 21


This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh has been writing for Made in PGH since 2018, where he writes about upcoming events. He’s a Point Park University graduate and teaches high school English. In his free time you’ll find him playing guitar and writing new songs.

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