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Day 1: July 8 (Main Event) – Monroeville Convention Center

$5/advance, $6/door (kids free)

A portion of proceeds will benefit Among the Wildflowers Sanctuary & Humane Action Pittsburgh.

Day 2: July 9 (Exclusive Party) – Lolev Beer

$15/advance, $20/door (kids free with parent)

Existing online ticket holders: simply give your name at the door – no physical ticket is necessary!

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Pittsburgh Vegan Expo & Festival 2023 (Fall Events)

VOktoberfest (Pittsburgh) 2023

Sat September 16, 2023 | Event Time 4pm-9pm
Velum Fermentation (South Side Brewery) | 2120 Jane Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203

Free admission!

Pittsburgh Vegan Expo/The ORIGINAL Pittsburgh Vegan Festivals & Kimmy Addison present… VOktoberfest (Pittsburgh) 2023

V is for Vegan, Velum & Vampires!

One of our 3 BIG FESTIVALS this year! We have a few small events per month, but this is one of our 3 Main Events/MAJOR FESTIVALS!

German/Bavarian Dance Performance by Alpen Schuplattlers

INDOOR & OUTDOOR: Mostly indoor, so if it rains, just come in! If weather is nice, also enjoy the outside. 

FoodDessertBeerCultural DanceMusicSkeeballLawn GamesDoggiesand more!

  • Vegan Food & Dessert
  • Beer (by Velum)
  • Art, Spooky Stuff, Jewelry, Products
  • Entertainment – Live Music, Cultural Dance Performances
  • Skeeball Competition with prizes
  • And more!

time and details subject to change

Vendor Booking for VOktoberfest is open!

Vendors: our Vendor Application is online! Apply today!

Pittsburgh Halloween Festival 2023

Sat October 21, 2023 | Event Time 2pm-7pm | Allegheny RiverTrail Park | 285 River Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15215

Pittsburgh Vegan Expo presents… Pittsburgh Halloween Festival 2023


Rain or Shine: We’ll be outdoors AND indoors!

Enjoy a festival in a gorgeous riverfront park, with kayaking, walking trails, playground, dog park, plus indoor rooms and restrooms! It’s a festival full of Halloween, Samhain, and all things October.

Food • Dessert • Vendors

  • Trick or Treat for Humans AND dogs
  • Costume Contest for Humans AND dogs
  • Haunted Trail
  • Haunted Gingerbread House Competition
  • Horror Art
  • Halloween Entertainment
    live music • dance • performances • games • activities • psychics • readers • healers
  • Samhain Community Altar & Activities
  • And more!

time and details subject to change

Vendor Booking for the Halloween Festival is open!

Vendors: our Vendor Application is online! Apply today!

Welcome to the home of the Pittsburgh Vegan Expo & the ORIGINAL Pittsburgh Vegan Festival!

The Pittsburgh Vegan Expo & the ORIGINAL Pittsburgh Vegan Festival is the city’s oldest and longest-running vegan festival. It was established in the 90’s by Amy “Amethyst” Cottrill, who has spent all these years building up something the city really needed! We are proud to say we are the city’s original.

This event has taken place all over the city, and has moved to its current location at Monroeville Convention Center.

We also hold monthly vegan events in various locations around the city and beyond. See the Other Events section for details.

Our events support food and other businesses, artists, entertainers, healing arts & wellness, and environmentalism (such as our RE-Model Gala: a reuse-themed dance fashion show and wearable art contest), as well as many animal sanctuaries and other non-profit organizations.

Past Guest Speakers

Our festival has featured many prominent speakers, such as Dr. Neal Barnard of; Dean Caliguire (former Pittsburgh Steeler, Pitt Panther and San Francisco 49er); Khama Worthy (UFC fighter) and more.

Sweets by Yumzio Bistro, Two-time winner of the Annual Vegan Gingerbread House Competition

Metalic Photography | Official Photographer for the 2022 Summer Expo & Festival

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Pittsburgh Vegan Expo/The Original Pittsburgh Vegan Festival + 3-5 Events every month

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30+ holiday gift vendors will be ready for you to shop, Sun. Dec. 10, from 3-7 p.m. at Velum Fermentation in south side, at Annual Holiday Party of Pittsburgh Vegan Expo! Shop for your family and friends - humans, cats and dogs! Free admission. Gift market, take your own free photos with Mrs. Claus (5:00), DJ @dj_hollywood … dance, beer, food, dessert, rescue dog elves and more. #pittsburghchristmas #pittsburghchristmasmarket #yule #wintersolstice #hannukah #winterholidays #veganevents #pittsburghshopping #pittsburghpets #pittsburghwinterevents #thingstodoinpittsburgh #holidayshopping #holidaymarket #southsidepgh #pittsburghveganevents ... See MoreSee Less
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We still need contestants! Make a Vegan Gingerbread House, to display Sun. Dec. 10 at Annual Holiday Party of Pittsburgh Vegan Expo at Velum Fermentation in south side. Email [email protected] to inquire about signing up. Houses do not have to be made out of gingerbread (but could be…and do have to be entirely vegan), so, get creative! Prizes:$50 gift card to Country Style Specialty Shoppe$40 gift card to Jolina's Mediterranean CuisineAlso, check out some past houses!Follow the new page for this annual competition, which we’ve been having for years: ... See MoreSee Less
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The owner of Pittsburgh Vegan Expo is also a professional bellydancer and instructor!Amy “Amethyst” Cottrill began bellydancing in 1997, and is Certified by Ansuya Rathor (original member of Bellydance Superstars), having earned her Certification in FL and CA.Sign up for our separate email list for bellydance, via the link on and follow Pittsburgh Bellydance#veganbellydancer #pittsburghbellydance #pittsburghbellydancer #pittsburghbellydanceclasses #pittsburghdancers #pittsburghdance #pittsburghdanceclass #pittsburghdancing #dance #bellydance #vegandancer #vegan #veganfitness #veganhealthandfitness #pittsburghvegans #pittsburghfitness #pittsburghwomen #pittsburghwellness #pittsburghhealth #pgharts #pghdancecommunity #thingstodoinpittsburgh #pittsburghsmallbusiness #pghdance #dancers #vegandancer #veganbusiness #vegansmallbusiness #pghvegan #pghcreative ... See MoreSee Less
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Come to both of our HOLIDAY PARTIES! Let’s end the year by celebrating, while supporting small businesses. Sun. Dec. 10 is Annual Holiday Party of Pittsburgh Vegan Expo, at @velumfermentation in south side, from 3-7 p.m., with food, dessert, hot chocolate, beer, a DJ, Mrs. Claus, rescue dog elves, dance performance, skee-ball, pinball machines, gingerbread houses, Readers, 30+ holiday gift vendors and moreWed. Dec. 20 is Winter Solstice/Yule Party at @jdcellarswinery at The Street at The Meadows in Washington County, from 6-9 p.m., food, dessert, wine, wine slushies, rescue dog elves, 12 holiday gift vendors, Readings, festive activities, a dance performance, in a beautifully-decorated holiday pop up bar!Both events are Free Admission and family-friendly!#pittsburghveganevents #pittsburghholidays #mrsclaus #rescuedogs #wintersolstice #veganwintersolstice #yule #veganyule #veganchristmas #veganhannukah #veganholidays #pittsburghchristmas #pittsburghwitches #pittsburghsmallbusiness #veganevents #thingstodoinpittsburgh #pittsburghshopping #pittsburghbrewery #pittsburghwine #washingtonpawine #pghsouthside #washingtonpa #veganwine #veganbeer #pghvegan #pittsburghvegan #veganfood #pittsburghfoodies #pittsburghfood #pittsburghparties ... See MoreSee Less
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