August 10 & 11
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket to enter the festival?

The festival is free to all. Registration is advised so you can get up to date information about the festival (register here) But walk-ins are always welcome!

The only tickets sold at the festival are for the amazing vegan and vegetarian cuisine in the Food Court. The Ticket Sales booth for food items is located near the Food Court. Each ticket is 1$ per. Pay with cash or credit card.

Is the Festival vegetarian or vegan?
Veggie Fest is a vegan and vegetarian festival. We support veganism and vegetarianism strongly and have plenty of options for both!
Where are the washrooms located?

Please refer to the map for location. (Click to open map in fullscreen)

veggie fest map

Is there an ATM at the Festival?

There will be an ATM at the festival, at stand: F2 (Click to open map in fullscreen)

veggie fest map

How can I locate a certain speaker, food demo, vendor, or activity?

You can find a list of all speakers, food demonstrations, activity booths, bands, and vendors on our website or in the guidebook and map distributed at the entrance to the festival.

What do I do if there is a missing child?

Please go immediately to the Administration tent to contact a member of our Safety Staff. An announcement can be made at the band shell/stage. Please do not let the child leave the area. It is best to take the child to the First Aid tent located on the south end of the park. They will assist in the efforts to quickly locate a parent or guardian. Before releasing the lost child, be sure they can correctly identify their parent / guardian.

What do I do in the event of inclement weather?

In the event of extreme weather conditions, please adhere to the announcements being made by local authorities.

Where is first aid located?

Located on the south end of the park, the First Aid Triage Tent provides hydration, bug spray, sunscreen and band-aids for VF guests and triages those needing a further evaluation at the Treatment Tent nearby. In the Treatment Tent, an array of First Aid services are provided and EMS is contacted when needed.

Who should I contact in the event of an emergency?

We want every guest to feel safe at the festival. If you have an immediate need while on-site, go to the Administration Tent. This is where Security can be located. VF Volunteers communicate via radios while on site and can be located / notified quickly.

Can I bring my pet to the park?

Pets are not allowed at the festival, but Service Animals (with proper documentation) are allowed. Emotional support animals, however, are not allowed at the festival.

Can I bring in outside food / beverage or a blanket / chair?

No outside food or beverage is allowed into the park. No alcohol will be sold or consumed at the festival. Guests may bring their own blankets and chairs. Coolers are not allowed.

Where can I find parking?
Parking is free! Make your way to Danada South Park, 2701 Navistar Circle, Lisle, IL 60532. (Get directions) Our parking chiefs will direct you. (click to view fullscreen image)
Where is the Uber or Lyft drop-off area?

Have your driver drop you off at 4045 Navistar Drive, Lisle, IL (North Wing of the SOS Meditation Center). It’s an easy-peasy walk to the park from there.

(click to view fullscreen image)

Is there parking for bicycles at the festival?

We ask that you don’t ride your bicycles on the festival grounds, but there is plenty of parking at the adjacent Sensory Garden—Play for All park at 2751 Navistar Drive, IL 6052. Remember to roll with your lock to keep your bike secure while you’re at the Fest.

Where is lost and found?

Lost and Found is located at the Administration Tent

¿Es el Festival Vegetariano un evento amigable para los hispanos?

¡Tendremos traducción al español en nuestra Carpa principal y en las demostraciones de cocina. Habrá literatura disponible y tres charlas en español (ver página web en español) ademas de una banda de música latina!

What kids’ activities are going on throughout Veggie Fest?

There are many activities scheduled at the Children’s Activities Tent, from face painting, games, live music, story-telling, to our very own parade. For a schedule of events please refer to the booklet given to you at the entrance, consult this page, or go to the Children’s Activities Tent for more information.

How do I go about getting information about being a vendor, sponsor, speaker, chef, or part of the musical performances?

For Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Doug Kruger at dougk@sos.org.

For Vendor Inquiries, please contact Mike or Babita Ribet at babitar@sos.org or miker@sos.org.

For Food Demonstrations, please contact Laura Baugh at lbaugh27@yahoo.com.

For Musical Performances, please contact Richard Dworsky at richarddworsky@comcast.net.

For Speakers, please contact Jonathan Kruger at jonathankruger@sos.org.

What is the entertainment schedule?

The full schedule of events, including entertainment, can be found here and in the program guide here.

The full schedule of events, including entertainment, can be found here and in the program guide here.

Do I need a ticket to enter the festival?

The festival is free to all. Registration is advised so you can get up to date information about the festival. But walk-ins are always welcome!

The only tickets sold at the festival are for the amazing vegan and vegetarian cuisine in the Food Court. The Ticket Sales booth for food items is located near the Food Court. Each ticket is 1$ per. Pay with cash or credit card.

Where are the washrooms located?

Please refer to the site map for location.

How can I locate a certain speaker, food demo, vendor, or activity?

You can find a list of all speakers, food demonstrations, activity booths, bands, and vendors on our website or in the guidebook and map distributed at the entrance to the festival.

What do I do in the event of inclement weather?

In the event of extreme weather conditions, please adhere to the announcements being made by local authorities.

Who should I contact in the event of an emergency?

We want every guest to feel safe at the festival. If you have an immediate need while on-site, go to the Administration Tent. This is where Security can be located. VF Volunteers communicate via radios while on site and can be located / notified quickly.

Can I bring in outside food / beverage or a blanket / chair?

No outside food or beverage is allowed into the park. No alcohol will be sold or consumed at the festival. Guests may bring their own blankets and chairs. Coolers are not allowed.

Where is the Uber or Lyft drop-off area?

Have your driver drop you off at 4045 Navistar Drive, Lisle, IL (North Wing of the SOS Meditation Center). It’s an easy-peasy walk to the park from there.

Where is lost and found?

Lost and Found is located at the Administration Tent.

What kids’ activities are going on throughout Veggie Fest?

There are many activities scheduled at the Children’s Activities Tent, from face painting, games, live music, story-telling, to our very own parade. For a schedule of events please refer to the booklet given to you at the entrance, consult this page, or go to the Children’s Activities Tent for more information.

Is the Festival vegetarian or vegan?
Veggie Fest is a vegan and vegetarian festival. We support veganism and vegetarianism strongly and have plenty of options for both!
Is there an ATM at the Festival?

There will be an ATM at the festival. Location TBA.

What do I do if there is a missing child?

Please go immediately to the Administration tent to contact a member of our Safety Staff. An announcement can be made at the band shell/stage. Please do not let the child leave the area. It is best to take the child to the First Aid tent located on the south end of the park. They will assist in the efforts to quickly locate a parent or guardian. Before releasing the lost child, be sure they can correctly identify their parent / guardian.

Where is first aid located?

Located on the south end of the park, the First Aid Triage Tent provides hydration, bug spray, sunscreen and band-aids for VF guests and triages those needing a further evaluation at the Treatment Tent nearby. In the Treatment Tent, an array of First Aid services are provided and EMS is contacted when needed.

Can I bring my pet to the park?

Pets are not allowed at the festival, but Service Animals (with proper documentation) are allowed. Emotional support animals, however, are not allowed at the festival.

Where can I find parking?

Parking is free! Make your way to Danada South Park, 2701 Navistar Circle, Lisle, IL 60532. Our parking chiefs will direct you.

Is there parking for bicycles at the festival?

We ask that you don’t ride your bicycles on the festival grounds, but there is plenty of parking at the adjacent Sensory Garden—Play for All park at 2751 Navistar Drive, IL 6052. Remember to roll with your lock to keep your bike secure while you’re at the Fest.

¿Es el Festival Vegetariano un evento amigable para los hispanos?

¡Tendremos traducción al español en nuestra Carpa principal y en las demostraciones de cocina. Habrá literatura disponible y tres charlas en español (ver página web en español) ademas de una banda de música latina!

How do I go about getting information about being a vendor, sponsor, speaker, chef, or part of the musical performances?

For Sponsorship inquiries, please contact Doug Kruger at dougk@sos.org.

For Vendor Inquiries, please contact Mike or Babita Ribet at babitar@sos.org or miker@sos.org.

For Food Demonstrations, please contact Laura Baugh at lbaugh27@yahoo.com.

For Musical Performances, please contact Richard Dworsky at richarddworsky@comcast.net.

For Speakers, please contact Jonathan Kruger at jonathankruger@sos.org.

What is the entertainment schedule?

The full schedule of events, including entertainment, can be found here and in the program guide.

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