2023 Bizerkeley Food Festival

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2023 Bizerkeley Food Festival

2 DAYS of The Bizerkeley Food Fest, Berkeley's 1st & only vegan food fest! Time for food, friends, and FUN under the sun Labor Day Weekend!

When and where

Date and time

Location

Sports Basement 2727 Milvia Street Berkeley, CA 94703

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket
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We are excited to see you for TWO DAYS OF FUN THIS YEAR!

The Festival:

We are so excited to bring some of the BEST of vegan food and more to beautiful downtown Berkeley! The Bizerkeley Food Fest is the city of Berkeley's first and only vegan food festival that will feature over 75+ vendors and more to bring our community together outdoors in a safe and fun fashion. A fun time will be had by all!

At Sports Basement Berkeley outdoor on DERBY Street from 11am-5pm (or when our vendors sell out), we will have so many goodies for our guests including(*subject to change):

  • Free samples of delicious foods and goodies to take home.
  • 21+ Hard Seltzer and Hard Komucha sampling
  • Food vendors from all different types of cuisines including soul food, tacos, pupusas, Asia, desserts, and more!
  • Live performances and games with prizes!
  • Kidz Korner: chalk, bubbles, organic fruit loop necklace activity
  • Speakers, Cooking Demos and a yoga demonstrations at the Entertainment pavilions
  • Free samples all day long
  • A silent auction where 100% of the proceeds benefit the Friends of Berkeley Animal Care Services
  • Discounts to shop Sports Basement Berkeley
  • AND MORE!!!!!

Vendor Line Up:

  1. Dr. Hop's Hard Kombucha (free 21+ samples!)
  2. Sweet Diane's Granola (breakfast anyone?!)
  3. Vegan Chula (sold out last year!)
  4. Liquified Juicery (heaven in a bottle!)

AND MORE!

We will keep each other safe at this event, regardless of vaccination status by doing the following (*this may change):

  • Social distancing when possible such as waiting in lines (please don't breathe down anyone's neck).
    • Hand sanitizer stations
    • and other recommended guidances by city health department officials to help maintain everyone's safety.

    The Organizer:

    Hello everyone, my name is Erika Hazel or as I am known on social media @bizerkeleyvegan. I am a 7 year Berkeley resident and proud vegan of 6 years this October! I have traveled to veg fests from Los Angeles to Portland to Atlantic City and all the way back to our own Bay Area vegan festivals. This is the 8th vegan festival I have coordinated or helped to coordinate and have been organizing charitable events since my first clothing and toy drive at 8 years old in my hometown of Vallejo.

    Benefitting Herd and Flock Animal Sanctuary, read more about them below!

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    Our Beneficiary: Herd and Flock Animal Sanctuary

    Herd & Flock was founded to provide animals rescued from the meat, egg, and dairy industries a safe home where they can live in comfort and peace. In return, our residents can teach humans in the community about the needs of healthy, happy farm animals and can raise awareness about the individual worth and dignity of all animals. By getting to know our residents, we hope our supporters will be moved to reduce the consumption of animal products in their diet. We are advocates for plant-based diet and lifestyle.

    Herd and Flock Animal Sanctuary rescues farm animals near Vacaville. Our 60-acre farm provides shelter, volunteer opportunities, and supports vegan lifestyles.

    We’ve saved 578 lives and counting including:

    477 HENS

    4 SHEEP

    26 RABBITS

    26 GEESE

    4 TURKEYS

    9 GOATS

    3 KITTENS

    6 COWS

    10 ROOSTERS

    10PIGS

    3 DOGS

    As a local nonprofit, every donation counts. Your gifts support our mission of advocating for changes to current animal agricultural practices, caring for farm animals, and educating people to reduce their reliance on animal products. Donations help us to care for the HERDS of cows, goats and pigs as well as FLOCKS of chickens and guinea fowl.

    Did you know? Medical and veterinary expenses are the biggest cost to the sanctuary. Oftentimes the new friends we foster have been treated poorly or neglected, and getting them proper medical care is our top priority.

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    Thank you to our sponsors:

    TBA

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    Event FAQ's* (Can be edited and updated at anytime.)

    NO DOGS/PETS ALLOWED , except trained service animals. No emotional support animals allowed.

    Event is completely outdoors except for indoor seating and shopping inside Sports Basement Berkeley.

    Hand sanitizer stations set up at all booths, entrances, and exits.

    Free masks provided to attendees, event staff, and vendors if yours breaks or gets dirty.

    Tickets are non-refundable for any reason but are transferable. (unless the event is cancelled).

    The event will happen, rain or shine!

    Free water (while supplies last) for all attendees, event staff, and vendors.

    Ins and Outs are okay! Re-admits will only be accepted with a festival wristband on. No wristband no entry.

    Tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets must be purchased to enter.

    Please follow the guidelines and directions of festival staff for your safety and the safety of others.

    There are chairs for guests to sit outside under pop up tents.

    Guests are NOT allowed to eat inside Sports Basement Berkeley unless otherwise directed by Sports Basement staff or signage.

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