New Jersey Vegan Events and Festival Info

Everyone is welcome at NJveg events:  vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious!  Our events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.

Event Ideas Are Welcome!  We hope to be able to have outreach, volunteer days, and dining events in the relatively near future.  In the interim, please send us your suggestions for walks/hikes + takeout, online activities, and anything else.  Let us know what events you are interested in.  Please send us your suggestions.

Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation.  If you’re not on our mailing list, you can sign up here.  We hope to see you in the near future!

NJveg upcoming events:


Educational Outreach – Edison Fall Family Spectacular
Saturday September 25, 11am-11pm
Edison, NJ 08817

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 9:45am) and packing up (to TBD – we can leave early).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


Members-only Socially Distanced Picnic
Sunday September 26, 1pm
Address to be provided, Raritan Township (Flemington), NJ 08822

Join NJveg for a socially-distanced picnic!  Chairs will be available, but please bring everything else you need — all food (vegan of course!), drinks, place settings, and if desired, a small table.  This is an outdoor event, but there is an indoor bathroom (masks, but no shoes when using). Rain (or excessive heat) date Saturday October 2.

Space is limited.  Please RSVP to NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


Socially Distanced Hike/Walk + Dining
Saturday October 2 or Sunday October 3, time TBD
Location TBD

The 29th in our series may be at one of your favorite trails or restaurants, possibly in Monmouth County.  Let us know what you’re interested in!  Rain date TBD.

Please RSVP to NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


(Tentative) Educational Outreach – Ramsey Farmers’ Market
Sunday October 3 or Sunday November 7, 9am-2pm
Main Street Train Station, Ramsey, NJ 07446

NJveg has been invited to participate in the market’s monthly Vegan Corner!  Registration tentative pending enough volunteers.  NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 8:15am) and packing up (to about 2:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


Educational Outreach – Somerville Street Fair
*** POSTPONED TO 2022 ***  Sunday October 3
Somerville, NJ 08876

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


(Tentative) Educational Outreach – Westfield Street Fair
Saturday October 9, 11am-5pm
Westfield, NJ 07090

Registration tentative pending enough volunteers.  NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


Educational Outreach – Jersey Pride Celebration
*** POSTPONED TO 2022 ***  Sunday October 10
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10:15am) and packing up (to about 7:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


(Tentative) Educational Outreach – Camden Vegan Food & Music Festival
Saturday October 16, 11am-5pm
Camden, NJ 08102

Registration tentative pending enough volunteers.  NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


Maurice River Cruise
Sunday October 17, 4pm (time tentative)
Millville, NJ 08332

Join us for a scenic 2-hour, 40-minute boat trip with Maurice River Cruises (29 Ware Ave, Millville, NJ 08332).  Captain Dave guarantees eagle sightings, and we’ll see osprey as well.  We’ll also view the Victorian waterfront houses in historic Mauricetown.

Optional pre-cruise late lunch at Wildflower Earthly Vegan Fare (501 N High St, Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332) at 2:30pm, and/or after-cruise takeout from Vegans Are Us (636 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360).  

A few tickets are available.  Contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com if interested.
Only 18 seats available.  
NJveg members $18, non-members $22 (+ processing fee).


(Tentative) Educational Outreach – Montclair Farmers’ Market
Saturday TBD (October or November), 8am-2pm
86 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ 07042

Registration tentative pending enough volunteers.  NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 7:15am) and packing up (to about 2:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).


Additional Educational Outreach

NJveg has restarted our educational outreach!  We’re hoping to have a table at numerous events, and need volunteers.  Know of potential venues?  Please pass them on.

At these events, NJveg answers questions and provides free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (usually an hour before events) and packing up (to 30 minutes after events).

We can’t staff our tables without you, so please consider volunteering for one or more events.  Help NJveg spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health — to potentially hundreds of people at each event!  Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering.  We’ll look into signing up for events if we have the help.
 
If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text preferred/voice).  Unable to volunteer?  Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us pay for event fees (which can run $90+), supplies, and literature (click the Donate button at NJveg.org).  Thank you!


Additional events planned or in the works, post-pandemic (venue suggestions needed):

  • Educational outreach (volunteers needed)
  • Volunteer work days
  • Meetups at vegan or vegan-friendly restaurants
  • Vegan potlucks (and game parties)
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Catered gourmet vegan meals
    • Rowan College Burlington County Culinary Arts Center, Mt Holly (TBD)
    • Lady and the Shallot, Trenton (TBD)
  • Hike or walk/other activity and lunch/dinner
  • Speakers

Please let us know what you’re interested in.  Contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com  or  609-557-7077 (text – preferred/voice).


View our previous events here.

Below you will find our Facebook events calendar.

You may click on the events to RSVP.  We are sharing events all around the state of New Jersey.