VEG OUT FAQs

Here is what you need to know before coming to VEG OUT on Sunday, September 19th!

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 on 2nd Street (see below) 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.  Here is a map! 

Is there seating available?

    • There will be seating available for Capital Region Vegan Network members behind our tent and table on 2nd Street.
    • There will also be seating available in the beer garden (must be 21+ with ID to enter) with Nine Pin & Rare Form serving up brews all day!
    • There will also be seating available for the Albany Symphony Orchestra performance happening from 12:30 pm- 1:30 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.  If you forget your utensils, Capital Region Vegan Network will have some reusable sets for sale at our table with the rest of our merchandise.  All sales help us run our organization year round.
    • You can also sign up to volunteer to help Capital District Zero Waste get all of the disposed of items to where they need to go.  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 money and vegan cheese (who doesn’t?), any clue how I can win some?

    • We will also have a raffle going on where you can be entered for the chance to win one of three exciting prizes: $100 cash, a Two-Night Spring or Winter stay at The Homestead at Catskill Animal Sanctuary or a Rebel Cheese subscription box! 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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