Boston Veg Food Fest • Free Admission!

A giant inflatable cow greets people at the Food Fest entrance

Boston Veg Food Fest 2020

There will be a Boston Veg Food Fest October 24 & 25, 2020, and it will be virtual!

This will be our 25th Anniversary Boston Veg Food Fest—the longest-running festival of its kind in the country. We aim to make this anniversary—virtual style—a special and exciting event.

Along with outstanding speakers, we will offer a platform for vegan products and businesses and nonprofits. So we will have a Vegan Marketplace.

We have concluded that it is not possible for an indoor event of our size to incorporate physical distancing precautions, or to do contact tracing should any COVID-19 cases be revealed among participants afterwards. We would not want our event to contribute to anyone’s ill health, or worse.

Please sign up for our low-volume email list for updates, and plan to be with us in October!


25th Anniversary
Boston Veg Food Fest

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11AM* – 6PM
— AND —
Sunday, October 25, 2020, 10AM – 4PM

FREE Admission! FREE Parking! FREE Food Sampling!

Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts
(Subway stop across the street — see directions.)

Preview Hour! 

ticket* Saturday 10 – 11 a.m. is Preview Hour!
Enter at 10 a.m. for uncrowded browsing, tasting, and shopping, before the doors open at 11 a.m. for free admission to all. A limited number of Preview Hour tickets ($5) will go on sale in August, so please check back.

Expanded Space: Two Exhibitor Floors and a Large Auditorium for Speakers

We have expanded our space, with two floors for exhibitors, with wider aisles and less density — more comfortable space to browse and enjoy! Our Speaker Auditorium is a large theater with raised seating for great views, comfy padded seats, and a beautiful stage. 

Natural Food Providers, Top Chefs, Speakers, Exhibitors & More

Visitors try kombuchaThe Boston Veg Food Fest brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn about the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what plant-based foods are available and where you can find them!

Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more delicious plant foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it’s all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street.

You also can learn of ways to help animals and protect the environment, and enhance the health and well-being of your family and the planet. There are activities for kids, too! Learn more about Food Fest.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Introduce your products and services to thousands of interested attendees. Contact us for information. Read what previous sponsors and exhibitors say about our Festival!

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us bring this exciting event to life! Many volunteers are needed for a wide variety of tasks. See volunteer information and sign up.


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Read our schedule of Speakers and Cooking Demos. We bring you top national experts on health and nutrition, and how food choices impact animals, the environment, and climate change. Our chefs and cookbook authors teach recipes — which you can sample — and helpful kitchen tips.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

See the Who’s Who of food suppliers and nonprofit educators! See our Sponsor and Exhibitor list.


How do you find the Boston Veg Food Fest? It’s easy! Read our Directions & Lodging page.

Our Subway Ads

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Boston Veg Food Fest 2019 subway ad

Boston Veg Food Fest 2019 subway ad