Discover vegan beers, music, drag performances comedy and more at Camden’s Vegtoberfest.
Back for a second year, Camden’s Vegtoberfest, the UK’s first vegan Oktoberfest celebration, is a vegan beer festival that celebrates the merry traditions of Oktoberfest with a vegan twist.
With two events taking place on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th October, visitors will be able to enjoy a selection of vegan-friendly beers from the likes of Bavarian producers Spaten and Lowenbrau as well as a handful of local vegan craft ales. Vegan wines, mulled wine and hot and cold vegan cocktails will also be available.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Oktoberfest celebration without Bratwurst so Vegtoberfest has enlisted the help of Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner who will be serving up vegan Bavarian Wiesswurst, Bratwurst and Bockwurst sausages with all the usual trimmings as well as their famous Dirty Burger and German potato pancakes, aka kartoffelpuffer.
Fest Camden’s Birdcage Restaurant will transform into a vegan diner serving stone-baked vegan pizza, loaded fries, pretzels and vegan ice cream.
As well as an array of street food vendors and beers, there will also be plenty of entertainment on offer to keep visitors entertained.
Fest Camden’s main room is set to be transformed into a festival-themed beer hall with live music from Old Dirty Brasstards (on 12th October) and Brasstermind (on 19th October).
‘Female drag queen sideshow nut’ and ‘lizard lady’ Lola Brow, who is known for her award-winning comedy burlesque acts and her skills with fire and whips will also be taking to the stage.
London’s leading cabaret star Dee Riley will be taking over hosting on the 19th October and will be treating the crowd to his infamous stage magic and comedy routines.
According to the organisers: “The ethos of Vegtoberfest is to modernise the Oktoberfest experience. Yes, a great party with loads of Bavarian beer is key to what we offer but Oompah bands and pork products are replaced with vegan food and drink and cutting edge performance arts.”