Revered by vegans nationwide, South Australia’s largest celebration of all things vegan is back for another outstanding year this October. The Vegan Festival Adelaide has become a pillar event for the v-curious, vegans, and omnivores alike, bringing a community of like-minded individuals together when we need it most.
Director of Vegan Festival Adelaide, Lea McBride of Any Excuse… Event Styling & Planning, has executed and delivered 3 major vegan-focused festivals to Adelaide during the COVID-19 pandemic, all while complying with SA Health requirements and guidelines. Building a world full of kindness, health, and commitment to the vegan movement and animal rights was the driving force behind these key community events.
Taking place in Rundle Park / Kadlitpina on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October 2021, Vegan Festival Adelaide is boasting a lineup of stellar national and local guest speakers, over 70 market stalls of food, drink, everyday products, and apparel, alongside interactive workshops, live music, cooking demonstrations, and activities for the whole family using a blend of streamed and live programming.
Showcasing how simple it is to incorporate sustainable and vegan practices into daily life, Vegan Festival Adelaide say more people are participating in the local event each year, with 16,000 patrons at the festival in 2019. A weekend full of delicious food, awesome activities, with compassionate and eye-opening conversations are to be had under the trees and in the sunshine.
What the festival is seeing in 2021 is a spike in female-led trailblazers within the vegan movement. Listen to our Women Warriors including organiser/activist/writer Kristy Alger, animal rights activist Tash Peterson, puppy-farm whistleblower Georgie Purcell, and the first female Animal Justice Party MP The Hon. Emma Hurst MLC, who will be inspiring crowds to take a stand and do more for those who can’t speak for themselves.
Sharing their experiences as frontline animal rights activists are Sea Shepherd’s Haans Siver and company delving into their real-life experiences as seen on Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, along with fellow activist and politician Andy Meddick AJP as headline speakers during the festival.
Cooking demonstrations from Simon Toohey of Freshly Picked tv series, Just Eat Plants’ Rebecca Stoner, and the amazing story of ‘heart attack to Ironman’ Adam Guthrie will show you just how easy it is to lead a compassionate, plant-based lifestyle, without compromising on flavour, family favourites, while improving your health in 2021.
Interactive panel discussions across 30 & 31 October include topics of Veg Athleticism with Samuel Mussared and Amanda Meggison, Vegans in Politics with Kathy Divine, Doctors for Nutrition panel and cooking demo, and how being vegan and plant-based is great for any age.
The party will continue with SA’s local musicians Cal Williams Jr, Florence Lang, Karaoke set, Chica Chica Electrica, and KidsZone activities such as Monster Mash Halloween Crafts, Nature Play and how to play Chess inspired by The Queen’s Gambit to wrap each festival day.
Vegan Festival Adelaide is about bringing people together in an age of disconnection. Now more than ever, empathy, kindness, and sustainable practices are vital for our health and the safety of our planet. Taking on COVID-Safe measures throughout the festival, this will be an event in Adelaide not to be missed; welcoming vegans, v-curious and those looking for a fun weekend out to start the conversation around sustainability and kindness for all.
Time: Saturday 30 October, 11am -9 pm | Sunday 31 October, 11am – 5pm
Earlybird: Two-Day Passes Just $15pp | Single-Day Passes Just $10pp (ends 30 Sept)
Entry: Two-Day Passes Just $20pp | Single-Day Passes Just $12pp Group 6+ from $9pp
Free for under 15s – Companion cardholders welcome
Location: Rundle Park / Kadlitpina