Ottawa VEG FEST is a tradition for local foodies, vegetarians and vegans, and the veg-curious alike.  Similar events take place all across Canada.  2017 will mark the eighth Ottawa VEG FEST, continuing the fine tradition set out by Veg Fest’s founders, the National Capital Vegetarian Association.

Admission is by cash donation … you can give what you can.  Proceeds go to support two local causes (see column at right for details).  At the 2016 Ottawa Veg Fest, we raised over $10,000.  Let’s see if we can break that record this year.

We are pleased that the Table Restaurant is back in 2017 as our Gold Sponsor and as an exhibitor.  Their generous long-term support for Ottawa Veg Fest is much appreciated. For a list of all of our 2016 sponsors and partners, click here.

As always, VEG FEST will feature an impressive line up of informative presentations and live cooking demonstrations from well known local and visiting chefs both days. As part of the marketplace where up to 100 vendors will promote and sell their healthy products and services, samples of great food will be available.   Many popular past vendors will be back, and will be joined by a great number of new companies to discover.

Ottawa Veg Fest is held at The RA Centre

2451 Riverside Drive (between Bank Street and Bronson Avenue)

  • Centrally-located (click on map below or here for detailed directions)
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Served by major bus routes
  • Great bicycle access
  • Lots of free parking

Giving Back to the Local Community

In 2016, Ottawa Veg Fest raised over $11,500 through our “admission by donation” model. These funds were divided between two worthy organizations.

community_harvest_truckOne of the worthy causes is the Community Harvest Program of the Ottawa Food Bank. This amazing initiative grows, collects donations and buys nutritious, local produce for clients served by Ottawa Food Bank member agencies across the national capital region. In 2015 alone, the program brought in a record-breaking 176,500 lbs. of fresh produce, over 101,000 lbs. of which they grew themselves!.  Truly remarkable!  At Ottawa Veg Fest please give generously to support this worthy cause. NCVA-logo-200a The other recipient of funds collected was the National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA), a not-for-profit membership-based organization created to educate the public about the health benefits of plant-based diets for the improvement of public health. The NCVA strives to represent people in the National Capital Region who are vegetarian, vegan, or supportive of the many benefits of consuming plants. They are the founders of Ottawa Veg Fest.


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