In its third consecutive year, the PHX Vegan Food Festival, presented by Davisson Entertainment, returns to the Valley on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To accommodate growing crowds and vendor demand, the event is moving from its original space to a much larger venue, Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. Due to the expanded space, the third annual event will feature nearly 100 restaurants, food trucks, and product vendors, as well as additional beverage stations, and upgraded entertainment experiences.
The outdoor, family-friendly festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with one-hour early entrance for VIP ticket holders at 10 a.m. Event highlights include vegan and vegan-friendly food trucks, restaurants and food and non-food products, plus demonstrations and presentations by chefs and vegan experts. Event activities include a kids’ zone spearheaded by Free Arts of Arizona, plus The Listening Room Phoenix will showcase a full day of live and local music on three entertainment stages. Additionally, several no-host bars will be located throughout the event.
The PHX Vegan Food Festival will showcase nearly 100 of the state’s most beloved vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants, food trucks and vendors, as well as some out of town favorites. Restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and food and beverage artisans will be selling their delicious creations. In addition, area vendors will be showcasing and selling their vegan-friendly offerings, including household products, body care items, clothing and accessories, to name a few. Highlights include Cafe Lalibela, Even Stevens, Freak Brothers Pizza, Hummus Express, Pho King Food Truck, Local Lunch Box, Simons Hot Dogs, Mi Vegana Madre, Southern Fried Vegan, and Pomegranate Cafe, to name a few. There will also be cooking demonstrations and presentations by chefs and industry experts. Local returning favorites include Chefs Jason Wyrick and Madelyn Pryor of The Vegan Taste. New, soon to be announced additions this year include nationally recognized figures in the vegan community.
General admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes access to the event vendors, entertainment, and demos, as well as one alcoholic/non alcoholic beverage token. VIP admission is $50 and includes all of the aforementioned, as well as one-hour early entry, an additional beverage token, a special VIP entrance, reserved seating during demos, and a swag bag. Additional food items, beverages and products are available for purchase. Kids 12 and under are free.