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Opening in...

12 May 2018
Cork City Hall

What's On?

Cork Vegfest is a celebration of vegan food, vegan friendly businesses and vegan culture. Lifestyle talks, music, demo’s, cruelty free products, exhibitors, info stalls, non-profits, film & lots more! You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy Cork Vegfest; you can just hang out eating great food, try natural ethical products, learn about plant based health benefits or enjoy a talk among a super friendly gathering…

Feast your way through the day with some of the best local vegan friendly food producers in Ireland and the UK. Our Vegan Food Hall runs all day from 10 am til 6 pm and has something for everybody. Whether you're vegan, veggie, curious about a plant based diet or just a regular foodie, we have got you covered with tarts, tortes, cupcakes, pies, burgers, sausages, cheeses, chocolate bars, fermented foods, fudges, BBQ and street food classics, healthy whole foods, meats, fusion cuisine, super foods, raw, gluten free, energy bars, cuisines from Asia, The Middle East, Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa! Oh, did we say chocolate? You can view some of the exhibitors here. Check back later, the list is growing.

Speakers &

Fiona Oakes

Vegan ultra-athlete

Louise Kelly

I’m a little vegan

Leonardo Venaas

Vegan Athlete & Youtuber

Jessica Gresty

Bodybuilder & Fitness Model

Christina Leopold

Addicted to dates

Brett Cobley


Conor Kerley

(PhD, BSc, H. Dip, MINDI)

Virginia O'Gara

My Goodness

Amy Ní Cholgáin

Green Leafy Gael

Heather Gordon

Vegan ultra runner

Michael Donohoe

Acrobatic Fitness Coach

Dr. Ailis Brosnan

Plant-based Wellness Coach

Glauce Lucas

Raising A Vegan Child

Nicole Matthews

Greyhound Welfare Advocate

Tracey Ryan

Bia Beauty Cosmetic


National Animal Rights Association


Music band


musician, actor & film maker

Cork Vegfest 2018

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Cork Vegfest 2018
Why Vegan?

Are you curious about adopting a vegan diet, a vegan lifestyle?

Going vegan is something we can do to improve personal health, stop animal suffering and Climate Change. Making a positive difference. With vegan alternatives to every animal based foods, vegan clothes, cosmetics and household products we have the power to choose a kinder, more ethical lifestyle. Make sure to get along to our events; Cork Vegfest and Dublin Vegfest where you can meet many vegans, ask questions, get advice from experts in nutrition and vegan education, get inspired and of course enjoy a huge variety of vegan foods and products.

For more on veganism including helpful resources on being vegan in Ireland, shopping and a starter kit go to

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Health & Safety Policy
Exhibitors are responsible for insurance, allergy awareness & training and health & safety/food hygiene certificates & standards. If you wish to serve food or drink in any form at this event (including sampling and catering) you must:
  1. Be registered with FSA of Ireland and have your HACCP - food safety management system in place
  2. Ensure that all the electrical appliances that you are using are P.A.T. tested
  3. Provide adequate hygiene facilities on your stall.
You are asked to provide copies of your FSA registration and P.A.T. certs by 31st March 2018.
Public Liability & Employers Liability
Stallholders are responsible for any accidents or injuries to the public caused by their products or their use of the space allocated to them, and must arrange their own Public Liability, Product Liability and Employers Liability Insurance cover. You are asked to provide a copy of your insurance by 31st March 2018.
Food Policy
All food served at the event must be prepared off site. All products must be dairy-free and egg-free vegan. This means no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, animal parts, or byproducts, including honey. This also means no animal derivatives such as broth, gelatin, rennet, lard, tallow, and no dairy derivatives such as whey or casein. Any food items that do not adhere to these guidelines will be removed from display, sale, and sampling. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will be happy to help. Ingredients should be listed on the package or on the display. Foods without artificial additives are most desirable. Printed materials including displays, handouts, and recipes, may not promote foods that are non-vegan.
Serving Food
All food served at the event must be prepared off site. Exhibitors are allowed to heat food up using electrical appliances powered by regular domestic current. Use adequate closed containers for serving all food items.
Serving of Hot Drinks
These must be in sturdy containers fitted with lids to avoid risk of spillage.
Food sampling
Please ensure that adequate hygiene is maintained with food sampling, e.g the provision of cocktail sticks, avoidance of shared bowls.
Temperature control
Exhibitors are required to keep food at adequate temperature. Food requiring refrigeration must be kept at 5°. Food that is being kept hot after cooking or reheating must be maintained at a temperature of 63o C or above.
Allergy labels
To ensure no undesirable allergic reactions to certain food ingredients from members of the public, we demand that stallholders clearly label the ingredients in their produce that could cause allergic reactions (e.g. soya, nuts, gluten, etc). Please familiarize yourselves with the laws on labeling of allergens – available to view at Here.
Non-food Policy
All non-food items must not have been tested on animals, and must be free of leather, fur, wool, gelatin and any animal slaughter derivatives or animal products. Printed materials including displays, handouts, and recipes, may not promote foods or products that are non-vegan.
The consumption and sales of alcohol is not permitted at the event unless otherwise agreed and confirmed with the organizer. Please contact the organizers if you wish to sell alcohol.
Promotional material
Please keep all promotional material on offer family friendly (not containing any graphic images of animals in pain). Exhibit displays or signs must be on tables. Banners can be taped to walls if your stall space backs onto a wall.
Set-up and break down
Exhibitors are responsible for setup and breakdown of their exhibits. There will be limited number of volunteers for navigating you at the main exhibiting space. Exhibit tables must be fully staffed and must remain fully staffed and prepared to interact with attendees from 10:30 am until 5:00 pm. Equipment load out begins at 5 pm. No early breakdown will be permitted. All materials must be removed from the grounds by 8 pm sharp.
Operation of Stall
Your stall will be positioned in such a manner as to not obstruct the safe movement of persons throughout the day. You are asked to ensure that throughout the day circulation routes are kept clear and no additional obstructions are created. Signage should be legible, easily visible and identifying of the organization or business.
Interactions With Public
Please be mindful when speaking with attendees that Cork Vegfest aims to be 100% vegan friendly event and do not make non-vegan culinary/dietary/lifestyle/product recommendations.
Admittance and re-admittance
Access to the exhibition area will only be allowed with the appropriate tickets. A total of 2 tickets will be given to you before the event. These allow access to the venue during setup and breakdown periods, and also allow admittance and re-admittance to the show should you wish to leave the venue temporarily and re-enter at a later time.
There is limited electricity available in the venue. It is by pre-arrangement only. You must bring your own extension leads. Any electrical equipment used must be PAT tested, CE rated, and suitable for use on a standard 13 Amp circuit (standard domestic circuit). Any cables must be positioned in a manner to avoid creating a trip hazard.
Event’s safety & security
Exhibitor will not interfere with the safety, success and effectiveness of Cork Vegfest. This includes but is not limited to behaviour, display materials, literature, equipment, or operations, unusual odors, noise level or extending beyond exhibitor’s space and/or blockage of public passageways.
Water Point
If applicable all exhibitors/caterers are required to bring their own portable sinks for hand and equipment washing.
Waste disposal
Stallholders must, where necessary, provide a sufficient number of suitable containers for waste until it can be removed from the stall.
Adequate supply of food-grade detergents and disinfectants must be provided at the stall. Cleaning products and equipment must be stored away from the food to avoid contamination.
You are asked to keep your area of work clean and clear of any obstacles at all times. Spillages are to be cleaned immediately. At close of business we ask that you remove any waste material.
First Aid
There is a first aid post onsite (see floor plan). In the case of any accidents or emergencies requiring urgent treatment, please visit the first aid point.
Fire and Emergency
In the event of a fire (which will be indicated by the fire alarm bell) or other emergency, you must immediately leave the venue and follow the instructions of the venue Fire Warden. Make your way to the advised assembly point to be included in the role call.
No Smoking Policy
There is a no smoking policy on the premises of Cork City Hall.
Loss & Damage
Stallholders are responsible for their own goods at the event and no responsibility is accepted by the organizers for loss, damage or financial loss.

Please take account of the following security advice from the venue:
Promotional Photos
Exhibitors, visitors and speakers at Cork Vegfest may appear in promotional photos for the event without prior consultation.
All exhibitors are encouraged to promote Cork Vegfest through their websites, newsletters or other media channels.
Exhibiting Requirements & Expectations
2,000+ attendees are anticipated over the course of day. Please plan accordingly.

Samples and sales/special offers are welcome as listed and approved by Cork Vegfest in Exhibitor’s Terms & Conditions.

“Special” discounts are encouraged.

Food exhibitors and Food Sample–only Exhibitors are required/advised to bring a minimum of 150 portions.

Non-profit groups may also solicit memberships and fund raise at their stall.

Since many of our visitors are passionate about the vegan cause, it will set a great example if you can make sure that all staff working stalls do not wear any non-vegan apparels at the event leather jackets, feathers, shells, bones etc.
Where can I park my car or bike?
Cyclists will find several bike racks on the sides of Cork City Hall. To park your car, you can use ample street parking available in Cork City.
What is the schedule for the day?
Full schedule is available here
Do I have to be vegan to attend?
No, you don’t have to be vegan to attend. Everyone is welcome.
How do I get there? By car, bus?
Cork City Hall is conveniently located in City Centre. It is serviced by a number of public transport routes including buses 202, 203, 206, 207, 215, 216, 220, 223, 226. Please check bus routes and timetables here.
Where can I get a ticket?
Get your ticket here.
Can I bring my dog?
Afraid not. The venue and the nature of the event (masses of people, heat, etc.) are going to put your animal companion under too much stress.
Can kids come along?
Kids are welcome at Cork Vegfest. Parents/guardians are solely responsible for their children. All kids must be supervised at all times. Maximum of two children permitted per ticket.
Is there an ATM near by?
Come prepared with cash. Check out the map below for the closest ATM.
Will all the food be vegan?
Yes, absolutely. All food will be 100% vegan. You will most likely find other dietary options (ie gluten free, raw, etc.) Enjoy!
Can we bring in outside food or beverages?
Bringing a water bottle is fine; otherwise, food, beverages and more are for sale inside. No glass bottles are permitted on the festival grounds.
Are there baby changing facilities in the venue?
Yes, there are baby changing facilities in ladies toilet in the Concert Hall and a baby-changing room in the Millennium Hall.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes, Cork City Hall is wheelchair accessible.