Welcome to Michiana VegFest!
The 2019 event will be held in the vast and beautiful Century Center, in the heart of South Bend, overlooking the river.
VegFest is FREE to all!
What is Michiana VegFest?
VegFests are community festivals that celebrate plant-based, healthy, ethical and sustainable living. Our VegFest welcomes everyone, from visitors to local businesses, and promotes plant-based resources that can be found right here in Michiana. Click here to read more about Michiana VegFest.
Come, and enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and businesses. Hear dynamic speakers on health, ethical and environmental topics. Get inspired to cook plant-based foods by attending our chef cooking demonstrations. Bring your children to enjoy activities at the Kids' Corner. Watch three films on three Sundays before VegFest. And enjoy fabulous music with a special performance by The Bergamot Duo!
Reasons to Enjoy Our Veg Fest:
Free food samples
Dozens of vendors
Presentations from well-known authors
Special activities for kids
Curious about veg-eating and healthy living
Foodies who want to taste innovative preperations
Shoppers interested in discovering businesses and products
Michiana locals looking for a fun thing to do on Sunday
Dedicated to helping animals and caring for the environment
2019 VegFest Address
Century Center, 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, Indiana 46601
Michiana VegFest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Full 2019 Event Schedule to be announced soon
Free VegFest Film Fest! Debartolo Center for the Performing Arts, Notre Dame
Sponsored by the Notre Dame Office of Sustainability, three impactful documentary films
on three interrelated themes: the environment, health, and animals.
Three Sundays before VegFest, at the Browning Cinema, 100 Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Click here for a map and directions.
- Sunday, March 24th, 3:30 pm: Jane. Dir. Brett Morgen, 2017. This American biographical documentary film looks at the life and work of celebrated primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist Jane Goodall.
- Sunday, March 31st, 3:30 pm: PlantPure Nation. Dir. Nelson Campbell, 2015. Three people start a pilot program to document the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
- Sunday, April 7th, 3:30 pm: Eating Animals. Dir. Christopher Quinn, 2018. Loosely based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by Natalie Portman, this film examines the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming.
A Special Performance by The Bergamot Duo
"Hottest Emerging Music Talent" - People Magazine
The Bergamot is an American Indie-Folk-Rock duo originally from South Bend, IN and currently based out of Brooklyn, NY. The founding members and songwriters of The Bergamot are husband-wife Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece. Since they started touring in 2010, The Bergamot's high energy performances and uplifting original songs have taken them overseas and to perform in all 50 states. This summer you can catch them on the road touring on their newest album, Mayflies (set to drop in August) and you can get to know them better by watching their first full-length documentary, State of the Unity, set to release fall 2019.