More than 10,000 people expected to taste the vegan experience at Mississauga festival


Published April 21, 2022 at 3:40 pm

More than 10,000 people expected to taste the vegan experience at Mississauga festival
Now in its third year, Mississauga Vegfest is setting itself up to become a permanent part of the city’s festival scene.
Described by organizers as “the ultimate family friendly vegan experience,” the festival returns this summer after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mississauga Vegfest takes place on Saturday, June 25 at Port Credit Memorial Arena. Organizers are still looking for vendors to participate in the vegan extravaganza, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend, organizers say.
More than 200 vendors participated in each of the first two Mississauga vegan festivals, held in 2018 and 2019. The event to date has already welcomed tens of thousands of visitors.
If that trend holds up, this year’s festival can expect upwards of 10,000 more visitors.
“Mississauga Vegfest is the place for everyone from foodies, animal and earth lovers to the health-conscious,” organizers say on the festival website. “All are welcome to explore the life of animal-free alternatives to benefit humans, animals and the environment.

“We are a loving group of people who have learned how to make global change starting at the kitchen table. Mississauga Vegfest is a labour of love, hosted by people who are passionate about a life of animal-free alternatives.”

Organizers say their mission is to promote the benefits of animal-free alternatives through:
  • compassion for the animals
  • sustainability for the environment
  • healthy living for vitality
  • community for the people

On tap at this year’s festival are vendors specializing in food and drink, clothing and accessories, personal care and food trucks.

Deadline for interested vendors to apply is May 25. Those interested can get more information or register here.
This past December, Mississauga Vegfest ventured into the winter market by hosting its first Vegan holiday event at the historic Small Arms Inspection Building in south Mississauga.
The Holiday Market was billed as a “cruelty-free, compassionate holiday shopping experience.” 

It boasted more than 30 local plant-based vegan businesses that offered up a variety of treats, eats and gifts.  

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