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The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) VegFest, is proud to announce the national nonprofit organization The Gentle Barn, as their new presenting sponsor. In addition, organizers of Santa Clarita’s first-ever vegan festival, have also announced that 20% of the proceeds from the one-day outdoor festival will benefit Kakao, Charity Water and local nonprofit organizations Bridge to Home and Family Promise.

The festival is set to sprout in Santa Clarita on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from noon to 9:00 p.m. in Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

“The VegFest is spreading the message that compassion and love is important – for our health, for ourselves, the animals, and our planet. The non-profit organizations we are working with promote a similar message,” said festival co-founder Jess Guidroz. “We are dedicating 20% of our proceeds to non-profit organizations we believe in, and we’re really excited to have a presenting sponsor (The Gentle Barn) that epitomizes compassion and community—two foundational intentions that the VegFest was built on.”

VegFest attendees can expect a combination of over 50 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. General admission includes unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha on the festival day (alcohol served from noon to 5:00 p.m.) and a sampling of various vegan foods.

In addition to the eats and drinks, there will also be two DJs spinning all day, a lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, a children’s play area, and much more. The high-vibes festival is a holistic experience for the senses and will close out with a finale DJ dance party at the main stage, featuring spectacular lights and danceable mixes.

“The VegFest is going to be a high-vibe celebration of delicious food and drinks, personal health, and sustainability. We’re attempting to “Zero-Waste” the fest with the intention to leave as little a footprint as possible. Ultimately it’s about living a healthy happy lifestyle that improves life for everyone here.”

“This festival is going to be a blast, and not just for vegans. It’s open to everyone and anyone who wants to learn about living a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle,” says festival co-foudner Nicole Guidroz. “We recently added family-friendly price options because we want families to come out and learn about a healthier lifestyle together.”

The festival is the brainchild of Jess and Nicole Guidroz, who wanted to create a high-vibe event to promote a happy healthy lifestyle and to prove how exciting flavors can be despite myths about vegan foods.

Early bird pricing is now available. For more event info, including a schedule of events, visit www.SCVVegFest.com.

Event details”
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: Noon to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita
Entrance fee: Current Early Bird Pricing: $35; Regular Admission: $40, Ages 13 through 20: $10, Children 13 and Under: Free
Website: http://www.SCVVegFest.com

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