Here is what you need to know before coming to VEG OUT on Sunday, June 5th!

FESTIVAL & VENDOR MAP   |   CLICK HERE (or scroll to the bottom of the page)

What are you doing to keep attendees safe as it relates to the spread of Covid-19?

  • We certainly prioritize the health and safety of our attendees, vendors, staff, and volunteers and are taking the following precautions:
      • Adding additional spacing between vendor booths;
      • Encouraging mask wearing if you cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others outside of your group; and
      • Encouraging attendees to order food and then find a separate space to eat.  There will be seating available and attendees are more than welcome to bring their own chairs.

Where can I park?

  • Garage parking and street parking is free on the weekends in Troy. The 5th Ave Parking Garage will be the closest available parking garage on festival day. Our friends at the Troy Market made this great parking map of the area if you’d like more options/info, click to view on their Instagram or Facebook. VEG OUT is around the same area as the Troy Market (on Saturday’s). 

Is there seating available?

    • There will be seating available throughout the area and at No Fun (275 River St.)
    • There will also be seating available in the beer garden (must be 21+ with ID to enter) with Nine Pin serving up cider all day!
    • There will also be seating available for the Albany Symphony Orchestra performance happening from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm.  There will be additional room behind the chairs provided if you would like to bring your own seating to the performance.

Should I bring a folding chair?

    • You are more than welcome to bring your own folding chair with you if you would like!  We just ask that you please set up away from the hustle and bustle near vendors.

Do I need a ticket to attend?

    • No, we are committed to keeping VEG OUT free for the public to attend.  However, if you would like to support our efforts, we certainly welcome donations through our website and we also accept cash and check donations at in person events.  For VEG OUT we are even giving thank you gifts to our donors which can be found HERE.  Thank you for your generosity!

Gee, running a vegan food festival sounds like a lot of work, do you need any help?

    • Why yes, thank you for asking!  As a mostly volunteer run not-for-profit organization, we have always relied heavily on our volunteers in order to run our festivals.  If you are interested in volunteering, please see our available positions HERE.  Did we mention, volunteers get a cool VEG OUT t-shirt?

I’m very concerned about our environment.  Is there anything I can do to help?

    • Yes!  Please remember to bring utensils and maybe even to-go containers to bring some of the delicious food home in!  By bringing your own utensils, we can cut down on the amount of single use plastic waste heading to the landfill. Capital Region Vegan Network will have reusable stainless steel cups available for purchase. 
    • You can also volunteer to help Capital District Zero Waste by being a Zero Waste Ambassador for the event.  In addition to garbage cans, we will also have recycling bins and compost bins on site with volunteers helping attendees to properly dispose of each item so we can keep as much out of the landfill as possible.

I like helping CRVN and entering to win stuff (who doesn’t?), any clue how I can enter for prizes?

    • We will also have a raffle going on where you can be entered for the chance to win one of these exciting prizes: $100 cash or two tickets with Vegan Tour NY! Raffle tickets are available now when you cover the cost of your attendance with a donation. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase at VEG OUT, and a drawing for the three winners will be held at 2:30pm that day. 

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