Why You Should Road Trip For Vegan Festival Adelaide This Month

This year is the Vegan Festival Adelaide’s biggest and best year to date. With well over 10,000 people expected to walk through the gates for this year’s two-day festival, it’s going to be an event not to be missed.

Let’s talk road trip, the total trip time should be around the 8-hour mark from Melbourne, which is less than a trip to Sydney and packed with highlights along the way. If you want to take the scenic route, you can head down the Great Ocean Road and make your way past Erskine Falls in Lorne, Loch Ard Gorge & the Twelve Apostles just outside Port Campbell.



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Stop off in Mount Gambier to see the Umpherston Sinkhole which was a cave before it collapsed and was turned into a lush garden by the resident green thumb James Umpherston. On your way into Adelaide be sure to stop off at the Prancing Pony Brewery, which has some great vegan nachos, and a delicious Falafel Burger.



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When you do hit Adelaide there are plenty of 100% vegan and vegan-friendly cafes and restaurant to visit. But the show stopper is, of course, the Vegan Festival Adelaide. The festival itself has moved this year due to the size of the event. It is now situated in Rundle Park/Kadlitpina, a beautiful, tree-filled parkland on the East side of central Adelaide. The same location as the Garden of Unearthly Delights at Fringe Festival. The growing popularity of this particular Vegan Festival is in part to the phenomenal lineup of not just food trucks and displays but activities, cooking demonstrations, live music and first-class speakers.

The Speaker line up boasts the likes of James Aspey, your MC for the event, Pam Ahern of Edgars Mission, Andrew Taylor of SpudFit and Zacchary Bird who is one of the most talented home chefs Melbourne has. Cooking demos include Vegan Cake Decorating Hacks, Nourish Food and Wellness transforming whole ingredients from plants into fresh, vibrant dishes and many more.



Although the festival takes place over Saturday the 26th October and Sunday the 27th October there are plenty of great vegan restaurants and cafes in Adelaide that are worth exploring in the days before or after the Vegan Festival. You don’t want to miss Two-Bit Villains on Rundle Mall and Crux in Semaphore Park.


Here are the Important Details:

Map of Event: Here

Full Program: Here

Get your 2-Day Pass! – $15

Date: 26th & 27th October


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