Featuring 70 vendor tables plus food trucks, this market is a celebration of everything cruelty-free and vegan in one convenient marketplace. There’s something for everyone!
The event takes place Saturday, June 17th from 11am–4pm at St. George’s Anglican Church located at 99 Woolwich Street in downtown Guelph.
Vegfest Guelph’s annual festival – which promotes animal-friendly, vegan living in a fun and welcoming setting – drew around 7,000 attendees from all across Southern Ontario last September. Unfortunately part of our regular venue, Goldie Mill Park, is closed to all events throughout the 2017 season due to sinkhole issues. So in lieu of a full Vegfest, we’re offering a variety of events throughout the year including a series of sold-out cooking classes, a movie night, bake sales at 10 Carden and a Veggielicious Summer Food Fair happening in late August.
The Shop-Up Market will showcase a broad range of vegan retail items including clothing, jewelry, body care and beauty products, housewares, gadgets, décor, art, accessories, knick knacks as well as ready-to-eat and packaged foods. Basically, all vegan everything! Food trucks will be available outside in the venue’s parking lot, where decadent fare such as the “McVegan Big Mac” and waffles and ice cream will be served up.
Admission for the event is $3 (or pay what you can) and free for children 12 years and under. Most of the proceeds will be donated to We Animals, an organization doing ground-breaking educational work aimed at helping make the world a better place for all beings by using photojournalism and storytelling to help build connections.
Enter through the back lower entrance of St. George’s Anglican Church (same location as Guelph’s Vintage Market and recent Night Market). Wheelchair access is available via an elevator from the main floor of St. George’s – use the front main entrance and there will be a venue staff person onsite to assist anyone who needs access to the elevator.
Their vendor line-up is available to preview on vegfestguelph.ca, and daily vendor spotlights can be seen on our Facebook event page and other social media.