Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions for Visitors
Where will St. Louis VegFest 2018 be located, and how do I get there?
The festival will be held at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. These links will help you find this landmark location.
Where can I park, and is there an alternative to driving, so I don't have to worry about nearby parking?
We are very fortunate to have both MetroLink and the Forest Park Trolley systems in the park. You can take MetroLink to the Forest Park / DeBaliviere Station, then ride the Blue Trolley straight to the World's Fair Pavilion grounds. Or, you can drive to the park and hop on the Blue Trolley at one of several outlying parking lots.
Is there a map of the festival grounds, so I can see where everything is?
Yes, we have a complete map of the event layout, including vendor booths, Information booth, aid stations, restrooms, and more.
What are the hours of operation?
Festival hours are 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. All of our speakers and programs will end at 5:00 pm, and vendors may leave at 5:00 pm, if they wish. We will continue with the festival until 8:00 pm, featuring Utopia Studios music and lots of remaining vendors.
Will there be ATMs at the event?
Unfortunately, no. Because this is our first year, we have not been able to secure everything we might want to include in a festival of this kind. But, most vendors will be accepting credit cards, in addition to cash.
Will you have recycling and composting at the event?
We will have separate recycling and trash bins, but because of the cost and complexity of composting stations, we were unable to arrange for it this year. We are hoping to have composting available at next year's event.
Can I bring my dog?
You can, but if it is a hot day it would be better to leave your dog at home. (We will have some water bowls and poop bags available, should anyone decide to bring their dog.) The only real exception is we cannot allow pets under the Pavilion, because these are all food vendors. Health regulations prohibit animals (other than certified service animals) from areas around food preparation. If you do choose to bring your dog, be sure to pick up any waste, and never leave him or her in the car.
What if I feel overheated?
This Heat Alert Sheet will give you more information on heat care, and the dangers of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Please look it over. If at any point you feel sick, or even slightly overcome by the weather or exertion, get into the shade, and tell an Organizer or Volunteer. Do not hesitate to call 911 if you need emergency assistance.
We will have heat care supplies at both the Comfort Station and the Second Cooling Station – cold compress, ice, cold water, mild electrolytes, misters, shade, rest. Our Comfort Station will have an electrical cooling unit, as well.