Interest in vegan and plant-based diet/lifestyle is growing at a tremendous pace!

Estimates of our 2017 attendance say we likely had 8-10,000 visitors!
Our food vendors were selling out of their yummy vegan food!

We were blown away by the public’s response to our first SWFL Veg Fest in January of 2017!  We are gearing back up for next year  – and we invite you to participate!  The event will be promoted in magazines, newspapers, websites, e-mail, Facebook and on flyers in the area. SWFL Veg Fest is organized by an all-volunteer, nonprofit, grassroots organization whose mission is to educate the public about healthy food choices, how to make compassionate choices on behalf of non-human animals, to minimize our impact on the Earth, and to support and encourage vegetarians and vegans in the SWFL area and beyond.

Showcase what you have to offer those who follow a vegan or plant-based lifestyle. Your business doesn’t have to be exclusively vegan, but what you bring to the fest must be. You can promote your veg-friendly options to thousands of people who already walk those paths…and those who want to learn more about them.

The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, non-profits, fun and games for kids, restaurant booths, cooking demonstrations, and live music and entertainment. SWFL Veg Fest will draw both committed vegetarians/vegans and those who want to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and its inhabitants.

Set-Up Time:  8-9:30AM
Festival Open to the Public:  10AM-4PM
Take Down:  4PM-5PM


2018 Vendor Application Process

STEP ONE :: Fill out the SWFL Veg Fest 2018 Application online. <Sorry, our application is no longer live – 2018 registration is closed>

STEP TWO :: If your application is accepted, you will receive an email notification from SWFL Veg Fest, with more details on the fest, and how to submit your application fees.


2018 Vendor Fees

Restaurant / Food

EXPIRED Early Bird Pricing $225

$275 After November 15th 2017

Other Business

EXPIRED Early Bird Pricing $225

$275 After November 15th 2017

Non Profits, Artists, Farmers, Growers

EXPIRED Early Bird Pricing $125

$175 after November 15th 2017
Approval required. Nonprofit rates are exclusively for registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and a copy of your IRS determination letter MUST be provided.

Animal Rescues

EXPIRED Early-bird only $25 (deposit)

$50 after November 15th 2017

$25 will be refunded when you arrive the day of the fest.

Prices shown above include a $25 vendor fee required by the City of Bonita

Important Vendor Information

***All food, beverages, and condiments sold at the SWFL Veg Fest must be VEGAN (no animal products, flesh, fat, broth, gelatin, egg, dairy, or honey)***

All merchandise sold or given away at the event must be VEGAN (i.e., no leather, feathers, wool, fur or silk products of any kind), not tested on animals, and should be as environmentally friendly as possible.

Please see the vendor application for more details regarding guidelines and requirements.

If you would like additional information, please e-mail us at  

We hope that you will join us for the 2018 SWFL Veg Fest!

Check out our video from the Inaugural SWFL Veg Fest in 2017, featuring some of our vendors and sponsors!