When and where does Peterborough VegFest take place?
Peterborough VegFest is taking place on Sunday, September 17, 2023, 11am-4pm, in downtown Peterborough’s beautiful Millennium Park, 1 King Street West, Peterborough, ON.
What is Peterborough VegFest?
Peterborough VegFest is an opportunity for people in our region and beyond to access and enjoy delicious plant-based food from a variety of farmers and businesses, and to learn about the health, economic, and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet. Scheduled in the fall, to celebrate the harvest season and Local Food Month in Peterborough, this free event features speakers, workshops, performers, and, of course, delicious food for all to enjoy!
Is the festival indoors or outdoors?
The festival is outdoors. Please be prepared, rain or shine!
Do I have to be vegan or vegetarian to attend Peterborough VegFest?
Absolutely not! Everyone is welcome at the festival!
How much does it cost to attend Peterborough VegFest?
Admission to Peterborough VegFest is FREE!
Where can I park?
There is ample free parking in downtown Peterborough. All parking locations on city streets and in City-owned lots are free on Sundays. We recommend the King Street Parkade (202 King Street) which is a short walk from the event site.
What about arriving by bike?
Millennium Park is highly accessible by bike or on foot. There are numerous bike racks available, as well as a bike fix-it station.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Millennium Park, including the on-site washrooms, are wheelchair accessible.
Can I take public transportation to the festival?
Peterborough VegFest is located 700 m from the main bus terminal at 190 Simcoe St. in Peterborough. City of Peterborough Transit and GO buses arrive and depart from this location. The Greyhound bus terminal is located next door, at 220 Simcoe St. Some of these transit lines may have reduced service on Sundays, so it is important to double check the routes and schedules prior to making your journey.
Can I bring my dog to the festival?
Peterborough VegFest is a dog-friendly festival, we welcome well-behaved, leashed animal companions as per the by-laws of the City of Peterborough. Dog watering stations will be available on site.
Will there be food at the festival?
Absolutely! Many of our vendors will have food for sale and to sample. Bring your appetite!
Will vendors be accepting credit/debit cards?
Cash is your best bet for the festival. There will be some vendors who are able to process credit/debit card payments, but many won’t be set up for card payments. There will be an ATM on site.
Are you looking for volunteers to help out with the festival?
Yes! If you want to get involved, we would love to hear from you!
What should I bring with me to the festival?
Your appetite!
A refillable water bottle
Reusable bags to carry the goodies you may purchase
What else is there to do in the Peterborough region that weekend?
For lodging information, local events, sightseeing ideas and more please visit the Peterborough and the Kawarthas website
Peterborough Vegfest