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What do I get with a Ticket?
Included in every ticket type is the admission to the festival, which includes access to over 100 vegan vendors, many from out of of town locations, samples from numerous food and product vendors, access to live entertainment performances, kids activities, and a program of various experts (of local and national renown), which includes chef demos, educational or experiential talks, and yoga and fitness classes. Additionally, all ticket types include "True SWAG," free goodies given to attendees at the gate (while supplies last). Unlimited drink tastings are provided by the various kombucha, cider, beer and wine vendors, though full pours require use of a drink token (additional tokens can be purchased at the event). Food (meals) and merchandise cost extra, based on the the individual vendors' prices. More information on the Tickets can be found here.
Why is there an admission cost?
The event itself has an admission due to the cost to produce an event like this. Expenses range from the venue rental itself, vendor equipment, permits, electricity, porta potties, trash disposal, labor, security, insurance, marketing, general labor, and general administrative expenses. The program (music, speakers, sound, etc) all cost to produce. On top of that, there are a lot of perks and material giveaways that bear costs. We offer a professional team with a fun experience to match the value. Part of the benefit of what admission gets you is a festival that does not have astronomically long lines, uncomfortable crowds, or a disorganized experience like a free event would - it simply costs more to offer more. On top of all that, a part of the proceeds go to benefit local charity.
What is Vegan?
It's not just about what you eat, it is a lifestyle. A vegan diet is richly diverse with exciting foods made from fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans, and pulses. From Pastries & Pizzas to Beer & Wine; all your favorite things are prepared with plant-based ingredients. Any foodie would not miss this opportunity to explore the Vegan Category of Delicious Food & Drink.
A Vegan lifestyle extends beyond food. Clothing, Accessories, Makeup, Skin Care & even Artwork are produced without the exploitation of animals. VegOut! Portland will have 100+ vendors so you can Eat, Drink & Shop Vegan!
This is amazing! How can I volunteer?
There are tons of perks (e.g. free admission) for our volunteers! Visit our volunteer page for more information.
Will there be live entertainment?
Absolutely! This year the focus is on music only, so no speaking program. We have some great bands performing throughout the weekend.
Can I use my ticket for either Saturday and/or Sunday?
Yes! Both the Sweet Pea & Avocado tickets are valid for Saturday or Sunday or Both! The Split Pea ticket is available for either day, but NOT both.
Are tickets available at the gate?
Yes! It is a good idea to pre-purchase your tickets on Ticketsauce. Ticket prices increase at the gate (see ticket info for details).
Is same day reentry allowed?
Yes! You can get a stamp that allows you to come and go all day. If you have a 2-day ticket, you can get a wristband!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
VegOut! Portland is open to all Ages. Children 12 years and younger get in for free. (no tickets necessary for the kids!)
Drinking age will be checked at the entrance. Visitors 21 years & older will receive a 21+ wristband. These wristbands are required to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Will there be water?
Yes, we are providing free potable water. You do not need to bring your own water bottle, as we provide cups.
Will you be recycling?
Yes we will be!
Can I bring my own bag or back back?
Yes! As long as you don't bring any forbidden items, no worries.
Can I bring my own silverware, plates, and containers for food?
Yes! Of course, and vendors are happy to serve you on your own dishes too - just ask them.
What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented non-alcoholic drink made with tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. It's yummy!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
FREE public parking is located at:
Parking Garage at Lloyd Center
Parking lot(s) next to park and around back of Lloyd Center
Local Street Parking
We encourage the use of the MAX Line as well as Ride Sharing (e.g. Lyft)
Uber/Lyft pick up & drop off is on NE 11th Ave south of NE Multnomah St
Can I Bring my Dog?
Dogs are permitted. They MUST be leashed & their waste be removed. If Fido gets Fiesty, he will be asked to leave.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable. The event is considered RAIN or SHINE. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Send a message via our contact form.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either print it or have it ready to go on your phone!
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
How do I apply to be a vendor?
Vegan Food, Drink & Product Vendors are welcome to apply. Vendor Application.