Aug. 12-13 Veggie Fest returning to Lisle for 12th year

Veggie Fest is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors to Lisle this year.


Organizers of Veggie Fest 2017, at Benedictine University in Lisle, on August 12 and 13 are expecting an even larger turnout for the 12th annual event.

With the huge international food court; health professionals speaking on diet, lifestyle, and environmental issues; engaging food demos by restaurant owners, chefs, and authors; an incredible children’s tent with face painting, clowns, and crafts; live music from some of Chicago’s best bands; and over 100 vendor booths to explore, it’s easy to see why over 40,000 people from around the world attended the two-day Veggie Fest last year.

This year free yoga classes will be provided both days by two local yoga studios: Universal Spirit Yoga and Yoga By Degrees! Attendees can participate in these free classes held in the Veggie Fest Yoga Tent.

Be sure to stop by the registration table on your way in to Veggie Fest to pick up a program guide as well as a coupon book with thousands of dollars in savings for great vendors. Quantities are limited, so these popular coupon books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As part of Veggie Fest’s Spirituality & Health Symposium, four special guest speakers will offer programs: Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD; Terry Mason, MD; Saraswati Sukamar, PhD; and Arran Stephens.

Veggie Fest is about making taste buds happy. Vegetarians will love knowing you can eat something at every single booth in the international food court. If new to vegetarian food, you’ll find something that makes you say, “Wow, I didn’t know vegetarian food could be so good!” There will also be plenty of vegan and raw food options.

New dishes added to the food court this year include an Indonesian booth, three new varieties of pies, sweet lassis, and a new assortment of Indian snacks, including raj kachori, papdi, and bhelpuri.

Admission and parking are both FREE at Veggie Fest, and you’ll find tons of fun for the whole family. Visit for all the details.


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