Q: Why VegFest Colorado & whats up with the sponsoring Non-Profit?
A: VegFest Colorado is coordinated, planned, managed, and supported by Animal Action Network (AAN), a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and Vegan Life Colorado (VLC). AAN, and its projects, including VFC is organized and operated entirely by unpaid volunteers. Each year VFC alone takes over a thousand hours of planning & coordinating. Many people find their way to veganism through VFC, businesses have an opportunity to present their vegan offerings to their target audience, vegans and those interested in veganism find community, make new friends, and discover new items of interest, and more. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about VegFest Colorado, fill out the Contact form
Q: Where and how are vendor fees, admission fees, and fundraising monies used?
A: Fees, and monies raised, covers the resources needed for this event to take place such as:
~ Facility rental, Maintenance staff, Insurance, Permits, Police Officers, Firemen, and EMTs.
~ Presenter Airline tickets, Rental cars, Uber, Lyft, and Hotel Accommodations.
~Public Relations, Advertising, Ad Cards, Event Directories, Posters, Social Media, etc.
~Ingredients, Serving Utensils, and other equipment for food presentations.
~Rental of Entertainment Tent, Stage, Table/Chairs, and Generator.
~Ongoing fees such as Computer Hardware, Website Maintenance, and Equipment Storage.
Anything that is left over, after all the bills are paid, goes toward the support and operation of AAN and VLC.
Throughout the year, AAN & VLC provide community for vegans, and anyone interested in veganism. Activities such as monthly potluck gatherings, providing and supporting several meetup groups around the state, vegan outreach such as tabling at festivals, printing vegan informational leaflets for local actions, and providing materials for Grass Roots activists in other states.
Q: What is the cancellation/refund policy?
A: Exhibitor must notify VFC of their cancellation before Midnight on May 31, 2019, which a refund (less $35) will be made. If notice of cancellation is given AFTER May 31, 2019, NO REFUND will be given. VegFest Colorado will go on as scheduled unless the weather turns "Life Threatening" in which case the event will be cancelled and there will be NO REFUNDS.
Q: Who can attend VegFest Colorado?
A: VegFest Colorado (VFC) is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. Entrance is granted with the understanding that attendees who distract from the event with non-endorsed activities may be asked to leave.
Q: Where is VegFest Colorado?
A: 1stBank Center
11450 Broomfield Lane
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
Q: Do you share Exhibitor or attendee information?
A: All information acquired by VegFest Colorado will not be Shared, Sold, or Given to anyone, without your permission.
Q: Can I opt out of being in any pictures or videos during the event?
A: No. There are many people taking pictures and videos of this event. Part of attending is understanding that you might be in some photos or videos.
Q: When is VegFest Colorado?
A: The last weekend in July.
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10AM - 5PM
Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10AM - 4PM
Q: Do you take Credit Cards?
A: Yes, we will even give them back. We also take cash.
Q: How do I volunteer for VegFest Colorado?
A: Form will be posted late January 2019.
Q: What are the Booth prices?
Up to April 30, 2019
A: OUTSIDE Food Truck / Trailer: $375
Food Booth INSIDE Exhibitor: $375 Food sales primarily for consumption on site.
General Exhibitor: $290 Prepackaged food sales. Juices, Smoothies, Powders, Health Drinks, etc. No cooking of food unless giving samples, product giveaways, product promoting, Membership Drive, Services, etc.
Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Exhibitor: $230 Non-Profit organizations (there is a limit)
An additional $35 will be included in the application fee starting May 1, 2019.
Q: I don’t have a booth. Can I hand out fliers, sign people up to support my cause?
A: No. To be fair to all the exhibitors who did purchase booth space, unless you have a booth at VegFest Colorado, you cannot solicit anything in any way on the 1stBank Center grounds. Non-endorsed VegFest Colorado solicitations / activities will be directed off the 1stBank Center property. Violation of this will result in the Police being called, and immediate and permanent eviction from VegFest Colorado.
Q: I don't have a booth. Can I sell merchandise?
A: No. To be fair to all the exhibitors who did purchase booth space, unless you have a booth at VegFest Colorado, sales of any merchandise on 1stBank Center property is prohibited.
Q: How much is admission?
A: ONLY $10 per person per day at the door. 16 years old and under: FREE. Admission fees are nonrefundable!
Q: What about parking?
A: Parking is FREE! Handicap parking is available closest to the 1stBank Center in the West Parking lot.
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA. 1STBank Center recognizes a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE OR UNATTENDED OUTSIDE. ANIMAL CONTROL WILL BE CALLED IMMEDIATELY IF PETS ARE FOUND IN VEHICLES.
Q: Will the event be canceled due to weather?
A: VegFest Colorado will go on unless the weather turns "Life Threatening".
Q: Are there wheel chairs available?
A: Yes upon request.
Q: Are there ATMs available on-site?
Q: Can we bring in our own food?
A: We strongly suggest that you try/sample all the great vegan offerings available at the event.
Q: Where are the bathrooms?
A: Clearly marked inside the 1stBank Center.
Q: No No's
A: Guns, Knives (unless you are doing a Cooking Demo), Illegal substances, Pets inside the building, Bad attitudes, children and or pets unattended in vehicles, children 10 years old and younger unattended anywhere in the 1stBank Center, smoking in non designated areas. Bringing in/giving away/consuming Animal products.
VegFest Colorado respectfully requires all your ingredients, items displayed, items sold and sampled, advertisements, not be, contain, reference the use of, or test on, animals. This includes but is not limited to flesh, dairy, eggs, honey, beeswax, gelatin, coral, silk, skin products (such as cow/leather, snake, alligator, wool, feathers, fur, etc).