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FAQs about Vegan Street Fair, VSF Nights, & Vegan Exchange
I’m a vendor looking to join the Vegan Street Fair, VSF Nights or Vegan Exchange family… where can I apply?
Are all of your events free entry?
As of 2020, Vegan Street Fair, VSF Nights and Vegan Exchange events are 100% free to enter.
What's the difference between Vegan Street Fair and VSF Nights?
Believe it or not, as of 2020, the only difference is between two events is that Vegan Street Fair takes place during the day and is annual every March while VSF Nights takes place at night and is annual every Labor Day Weekend.
What time should I arrive?
Are dogs (or goats or cats or snakes, etc) allowed at any of your events?
As much as we adore dogs and all animals- we are ethical vegans after all- unfortunately, no. Those are not our rules. We just need you to help us abide by them. :)
How do I get to Vegan Street Fair, VSF Nights or Vegan Exchange Events?
We highly encourage the use of public transportation as much as you are able and secondly ride shares and car pools. We purposefully place our events near places accessible for people from all walks of life. Its a great day to take advantage of what your city has to offer.
How do I pay vendors?
You pay vendors directly with cash or credit. ATMs will be available on site for Vegan Street Fair and VSF Nights and on occasion at Vegan Sunday.
How do I eat it all?
There are few ways to eat it all:
Divide and conquer- bring friends, split up into separate lines, share what you bought so you can eat more
For Vegan Street Fair & VSF Nights - Purchase Fast Passes, Single Use Passes, or Passports to skip long lines
Do you have other tips for my time at VSF?
Yes we sure do! And you can also use some of these tips for VSF Nights & Vegan Exchange though we won't have a beer garden (yet) at the weekly events and vendors won't have $4 bites...
I bought a Fast Pass and/ or a Passport for Vegan Street Fair... where do I pick up my wristband?
Pick up your Fast Passes and/ or Passport at the VSF Fast Pass Lounge at 11027 Chandler Blvd between Blakeslee Ave and Vineland Ave. This is not in the same place as it has been in years past, so definitely map it to be sure you are going to the right location.
I bought a Fast Pass with Swag Bag at Vegan Street Fair... where do I pick up my swag bag?
DO NOT PICK YOUR BAG UP UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO LEAVE! Every single Swag Bag Holder has a bag so you will get one. Do not worry! You don't want to carry this monstrosity of a bag with you around all day. Trust us!
How do I use my Fast Pass wristband at Vegan Street Fair?
How do I use my Passport at Vegan Street Fair?
You'll pick up your Passport and wristband at the Fast Pass tent.
Every Passport MUST be accompanied by a Fast Pass Wristband (vendors will check when you present yours at their booths).
The Passport entitles you to 1 (one) $4 item from each vendor listed depending on which you purchase.
Make the Fast Pass line at the vendor of your choosing and once at the window, present your Passport to the cashier. They will double check that you haven't already redeemed/ stamped their square, and will stamp it for you then hand you your item.
That's it! Once you collect all of your stamps, hold onto the passport as a memento of your awesome time at Vegan Street Fair!
Do all of your events feature a beer garden?
Vegan Street Fair & VSF Nights absolutely do. All 21+ folks can enjoy adult libations at The Federal's beer garden.
Will there be performances?
Are your events family friendly?
All of our events are 100% family friendly and all ages.
Will there be food when I arrive?
Vendors will absolutely 100% sell out, so arrive early to get your nosh on! Don't say we didn't warn ya'!
How many vendors will you have?
Vegan Street Fair & VSF Nights: About 200
Will there be seating?
If I decide against all of your advice to drive to your events, where can I park?
Are your events accessible?
Absolutely. We take care to ensure that our events are 100% accessible. From accessible restrooms and tables, we do our best to create an enviroment that everyone can enjoy.
Are there any hotels that are within walking distance?
Your best bets are the Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood (.4 miles away/ 7 minute walk) OR the Lexen (500 ft/ 3 minute walk). Perfection!
Is all the food at your events vegan? Even items that say Chicken??
I have a gluten, soy, and/ or nut allergy. How will I know which vendors have options for me?
For Vegan Exchange we recommend contacting vendors directly to ask about their items.
Will there be refillable water stations at your events?
All of our events have refillable water stations for your reusable water bottles and water for purchase in compostable cups.
Can I put on a Vegan Street Fair?
Are your events outdoors or indoors?
Outdoors... you know... because of the whole "street" thing. ;)
Are the events rain or shine?
Yep! Rain, shine, sleet, hail (for those of you who remember 2015 when it actually HAILED in our very first year!), raining ash (yup... this one also happened to us)... we're ON!
I have some OTHER questions... who can I contact?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to respond promptly.
What's the difference between Vegan Street Fair, VSF Nights, & Vegan Exchange? Aren't they the same thing?
Vegan Street Fair is our flapship ANNUAL free entry event that takes place every March in North Hollywood, CA. There are 200 vendors from around the country, over 60,000 attendees, entertainment, games, rides, and activities galore. This event is where vendors from around the country showcase $4 items to the masses.
But I still don't understand why my ESA or therapy dog isn't allowed... I take them everywhere with me!
We get it!