Saturday, September 29 & Sunday, September 30, 10am - 5pm each day

How much are tickets?


General admission tickets are $20 online, while available, and $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $75 online and $85 at the door while available.

Children ages 10 and under​ are​ ​FREE!
Active Duty Military, Veterans and Senior Citizens 55 and over are free with ID.
Reduced $5 end-of-day tickets will be available starting at 3:30pm for those interested in checking out some of the exhibitors before the festival ends at 5:00pm.
Tickets at the door are Cash Only and based on venue capacity.

What does my admission ticket include?

Your general admission ticket includes access to all presentations on the Speaker and Food Demo stages, as well as musical entertainment and fitness and kids activities for the day of your ticket. Many vendors will be offering free samples as well as full meals that will be for sale. VIP admission gives you Express Admission to both days of the event, a Goodie Bag, and Commemorative Festival T-shirt, in addition to access to all speaker stage presentations, chef demonstrations, kids activities, fitness activities, and vendors supplying both food samples and meals for sale. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Are kids free?

Children ages 10 and under will be admitted for free.

Will the Festival be held rain or shine?


Where is the Festival?

This year’s Festival is located at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038, a short distance from Paramount Studios.

Are pets allowed?

No pets are allowed unless they are service animals.

Are there ATMs at the Festival?

There are no ATMs inside the Festival grounds. Plan to bring cash, although some of our vendors do accept credit cards as well.

Is the Festival fully vegetarian?

Yes, the event is fully vegan (no animal products anywhere). We showcase how delicious, varied, and all-inclusive a cruelty-free lifestyle can be!

If we are driving by car, where can we park?

Suggested parking lot for the venue is at 662 Van Ness. Parking is $10 per car for the day. Since the event takes place on a Saturday and Sunday, there will also be street parking available in the area although limited.

If you are planning on driving on Sunday please be aware that Melrose Avenue between Vine and Western will be closed to vehicles. There will be a vehicle pass through on Wilton if you are coming from the North. To get to the Van Ness Parking lot coming from that direction make a right onto Raleigh from Wilton and another right on Van Ness and a left into the parking lot. The rest of the surrounding streets will not be closed.

Street closure:* The route (see map) will be closed to car traffic from 7am to approximately 6pm on Sunday, September 30. Parking restrictions:* NO PARKING will be allowed on the route (see map) from 1am–6pm on Sunday, September 30. Parking restrictions will be enforced and vehicles will be towed beginning at 1am. NO VEHICLES are allowed on the route between 7am and approximately 6pm. There are crossing points at several intersections where vehicles can cross the route (see map).

Click to view Sunday Street Closure Map

Parking restrictions: NO PARKING allowed on the route after 1am on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Parking restrictions will be posted and towing will be enforced. Additional street parking near the route may be restricted. Please check posted parking restrictions in your neighborhood.

Bus detours: All buses that usually run along the route will be detoured. Please check bus stops for detour information closer to the event date.