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frequently asked questions

  • When and where is VegFest Kelowna 2023?
    When: September 24, 2023, 10-4pm Where: Westbank Lions Community Centre at 2466 Main St, West Kelowna
  • How do I get there?
    There are loads of ways to get to VegFest! Check us out on the map where you can get directions to get there by walking, dancing, biking, scooting, bussing, or driving.
  • I'm driving, where can I park?
    Since we are using the Westbank Lions Community Centre's parking lot for our Outdoor Area, you can park in the adjacent parking lot at the Westbridge Shopping Centre.
  • Do I have to buy tickets in advance?
    Nope, just come on down to the event on September 24th. Entrance is by donation at the door.
  • What is the cost of attending?
    1 million dollars! No really, admission is by donation, there is no minimum (or maximum) donation amount. All net proceeds from the event will go directly to support EcoCooks & Star's Piggly Wiggly's Sanctuary.
  • Can I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
    If you donate over $20 for one admission, yes you can receive a tax receipt! Woo hoo! Both EcoCooks & Star's Piggly Wiggly's Sanctuary are registered Canadian charities. When you give your donation at the front entrance, let them know you would like a tax receipt and they will ask you for the necessary information to get it issued and sent to your email address.
  • Is your event weather-dependent? What happens if it's raining?
    Our event is happening - rain or shine! We have a great outdoor area and a wonderfully large indoor area as well. We are also tough and a little rain is not going to stop us from having the best time ever at VegFest! p.s. rain will be great for the fires so hoping for more of it 💚.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Yes and No. Outdoors: Yes, we have an outdoor area as part of the festival that you can bring your pup to. Indoors: No. VegFest loooooooves animals... but unfortunately, only service dogs are allowed indoors at the Westbank Lions Community Centre. Note: Please do not tie up your dog outside unattended while you explore indoors.
  • Can I bring outside food?
    Yes - but with so much delicious food to eat at VegFest, why on earth would you want to?!
  • Will there be alcohol available?
    No, sorry, our exhausted volunteer team didn't have the energy to go through a liquor license application. But we are looking for energized volunteers to help plan next year's event so please contact us at if you are interested!
  • Your Speaker & Workshop lineup looks amazing, where can I find your schedule?
    We agree! You can find the schedule and descriptions here!
  • Do I need to register or get tickets for your speakers & workshops?
    No, just come to the Speaker & Workshop room 5-10 minutes prior to their presentation to find a seat! Bring your friends!
  • I have additional questions about the event. Who should I contact?
    For good times, email
  • Is everyone welcome at this event?
    Yes... as long as you are kind! VegFest welcomes all individuals, including people of different races, ethnicities, religions, ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, and no matter where you are on your food journey.
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