About VeganFest Tasmania
Join us for the third annual VeganFest Tasmania, showcasing a life without animal exploitation.
There will be speakers, cooking demos, stalls, and most importantly lots of food!
- Date: Sunday, 6 December, 2020
- Time: 10am-4pm
- Venue: Kingborough Community Hub
- Address: 7 Goshawk Way, Kingston
- Cost: $5 + booking fees (includes $5 voucher to spend at any of our stalls)
VeganFest Tasmania 2020 will be a ticketed event to ensure that we are able to meet Covid-19 social distancing measures. Tickets available below:
Agatha's Cat Rescue
Cat themed gift ware - cat cards, handmade Christmas stockings, cat toys, cat spoons and more.
Animal Justice Party Tasmania
Tasmania’s only political party that represents the interests of animals. Vote #1 for compassion.
Animal Liberation Tasmania
A not-for-profit animal rights organisation founded to contribute to the Tasmanian animal rights community.
An independent animal advocacy organisation aiming to eliminate exploitation, abuse, and suffering of all non-human animals within our state and beyond.
Artisa Pty Ltd
Purveyors of fine Tasmanian plant-based cheeses.
Big Ears Animal Sanctuary
A leading Tasmanian animal sanctuary in the state’s North.
Body of Nature
Vegan and organic body products and organic and vegan skin care
Vegan boots, sandals, jewellery and greeting cards from original artwork.
Brightside Farm Sanctuary
A leading Tasmanian animal sanctuary in the state’s South.
All-natural, low tox skin care which is cruelty-free and vegan.
Cake a Whisk on Vegan
Delicious Vegan Cupcakes!
Vegan baked goods including topped focaccias, pies, tarts, slices, biscuits, fritters and scrolls.
Della Valle Gelato Naturale
Gelato from local ingredients including fresh herbs, flowers, fruit.
Devils Brewery - Tasmania
Local Tasmanian Craft Beer and Cider
An all vegan food stall providing delicious chef cooked meals encompassing a diverse range of ingredients.
Handmade by Adriana
Unique crochet garments and home decor created using non-animal derived yarns.
100% vegan food stall
Lauds Plant Based Foods
Selling all things vegan cheese!
Little Lotus Cafe
Selling a couple of their classic vegan dishes, snacks and cold drink like coffee and chai.
Showcases all vegan and Tasmanian grown and produced wine; also offering a local brewed vegan beer.
Family owned coffee van supplying Australian grown and roasted coffee from their farm in Far North Queensland.
Plant Curds and Cultures
Vegan alternative dairy products
Vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free desserts
The world’s leading ocean protection charity.
A craft cidery, creating natural style ciders using Tasmania's finest fruit.
Fresh, delicate tofu and tofu-driven cheeses and desserts.
Chai and lattes made using house made nut milk, vegan burgers and vegan fruit-blend ice cream.
Tasmanian Juice Press
Cold-pressed juice from local (and Australian) produce.
Healthy, green, and fairtrade products, providing many vegan skincare and household products.
The Cashew Creamery
Delicious cashew ice cream products
Vegan Scout Ethical Apparel
Vegan Slogan Tees so you can wear your veganism with pride!
Moonah-based restaurant serving vegan asian street food.
Gifts such as wallets, backpacks, shoes, lunch bags, drink bottles, cook books
Wombat Cafe' Good Food
Delicious Japanese inspired vegan food
Zen - Frozen Deserts
A fruit base frozen dessert that is good for you, your loved ones and your environment.
These are just some of the stalls that will be at VeganFest 2020
Our talks program is now available!
|10am-1pm||10:30am||Riding Raw Across America||Carson McQuarrie|
|11:00am||Vegan Nutrition – Pure and Simple||Karen Bevis|
|11:30am||Weight Loss on a Vegan Diet||Dan Winter|
|12:00pm||Old Man, New Vegan – a personal journey||Tim Gamage|
|1pm-4pm||1:30pm||20 Kilos Down and Counting: all you can eat weight loss – a personal story||Joanne Gamage|
|2:00pm||Big Ears Farm Sanctuary – about us and what we do – with inspiring rescues stories||Brett Steele, Big Ears Farm Sanctuary|
|2:30pm||Marinated Tofu Inspired Salads||Anne Carlton Mutch, Home Harvest|
|3:00pm||Fueling for Sport with a Plant-Based Diet||Carson McQuarrie|
Why do I have to buy a ticket to VeganFest?
Due to Covid-19 we need to do things a little differently this year to spread attendance across the day, manage numbers and meet our obligations. VeganFest is still effectively free, however we are asking people to buy a $5 ticket as this helps ensure attendance, and maximise the number of people who can enjoy being at VeganFest. Attendees will then be offered a $5 voucher to spend at any stall when they arrive on site. The only cost to attend VeganFest will be the 65c booking fee charged by Eventbrite. As a non-profit event that tends to run in the red, we can’t afford to absorb this fee. You can choose to donate your ticket price towards the running of the event, rather than accepting a voucher. The choice is yours!
Do children need a ticket?
Children under 12 are free but will still need a valid ticket to enter.
I have bought a ticket but can’t attend, can I get a refund?
Tickets are non-refundable unless there are exceptional circumstances that cause the cancellation of VeganFest, or you are ill and your symptoms require you to stay home under COVID-19 regulations. If neither of these apply, rest easy, your $5 will go to supporting VeganFest and putting an even bigger festival on in 2021!
What ticket session can I choose?
Our post-event survey last year told us that most people spend around 2 hours at VeganFest. So that we can maximise the number of people who can attend in 2020 and support our wonderful stall holders, we have split the day into two-hour sessions.
Please be sure to depart VeganFest by the end of your timeslot so that we can let people in who may be waiting.
Can I turn up on the day without a ticket?
Pre-purchasing a ticket assists us to meet our Covid-safe obligations and minimise queuing and is encouraged. We are likely to have the capacity to admit people who arrive without a ticket on a first come first served basis, but will be restricted to the numbers allowed under current coronavirus restrictions. Entry is free, but we will still need to collect your contact details at the gate, in line with Tasmanian Government requirements.
Do we need to socially distance at VeganFest?
Yes, as a COVID safe event, we do ask that you comply with government social distancing advice. Please see our COVID safety page for more information.
Is the event accessible as I have special needs?
Yes, the Kingborough Community Hub is an accessible venue with excellent access. Some disability parking spots will be available directly in front of the venue but these are limited.
Is there parking at the venue?
Parking is limited close to the venue, a car park above the venue last year is now closed. If using carparks and street parking around Kingston, please be sure to take note of any applicable time limits. We do encourage you to use public transport, carpool, and choose alternative transport options where possible. Bicycle parking is available onsite. Disability parking spots are available directly outside the venue.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome in the outdoor spaces. Please be aware that not all dogs enjoy being in crowded places though, and that you will not be able to access parts of the Festival with your dog. The park at the rear is currently not directly accessible from the event due to Council works. You must also take responsibility for cleaning up after your dog.