Find a Veg Festival

world vegan summitChef Johnna, AKA the Kitchen Shaman, will be appearing at VeggieFest 2016 outside Chicago this very weekend.  If you’re in the area, please consider stopping by. Admission is free!

If you’re looking for Vegan and Vegetarian Festivals that might be near you, check out these summer-time upcoming events.

The World Vegan Summit is July 29th – 31st in Berkeley, CA.

August Festivals

August 20th — Sonoma County VegFest in Santa Rosa, CA & Vegan SoulFest in Baltimore, MD

August 20th – 21st — The 5th Annual Plant-Stock in Claverack, NY

August 21st – 28th — The Woodstock Fruit Festival held annually in Southern Adirondacks, NY

August 27th — South Florida VeganFest 2016 held in Tamarac, FL

September Festivals

September 24th — DC VegFest in Washington, DC & Erie VegFest in Erie, PA


Catch the Kitchen Shaman at Chicago Veggie Fest

veggiefest_chicagoOne of the largest vegetarian festivals in North America is fast approaching – and our very own Chef Johnna Gale, aka the Kitchen Shaman, is on the schedule this year.

This year’s event will be held on July 23rd & 24th in Lisle, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.  2016 marks the 11th year for this premiere event that includes food demos, international lifestyle and nutrition speakers, music, a huge food court, an art show, and a children’s parade & tent. Admission is free and the festival runs from 11 am to 8 pm both days.

Chef Johnna will be presenting two demos. Learn to make “Watermelon 3 Ways” and “Red Chili Tofu Tacos.”  Mark your schedule for Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 1 pm so you don’t miss out seeing the Kitchen Shaman at work.

In addition to Chef Johnna, you can see demos by Beverly Lynn Bennet (The Vegan Chef), Chef Sam of Vegan Plate, Ellen Jaffe Jones, and the Raw Team. The Food Court will feature over 20 booths of delicious vegan (and vegetarian) food. There will be dozens of vendors offering food products, health and beauty items, and memorabilia and 20+ speakers talking about health, nutrition, environmental impact, spirituality, and general vegetarianism/veganism.

Learn more about the event at

In 2015, over 30,000 people attended the event, so if you’re in the area, please stop by and meet Chef Johnna – and taste the food from the demos.