Health & Safety

Compassionate Action for Animals and the Twin Cities Veg Fest Planning Committee take the health and well-being of participants seriously. If you feel sick on the day of the event, please do not attend in person. We will continue to be aware of all updates and recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control in relation to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases.


We expect all festival participants to follow our code of conduct. If you have safety concerns during the festival, please approach a person with a walkie-talkie, go to the Twin Cities Veg Fest booth, or go the volunteer and VIP area inside the pavilion. We will have volunteers who will deescalate problem situations. The Saint Paul police will also be at the festival to handle any major safety issues that arise.


  • If there is an emergency, dial 911. Then notify a volunteer wearing a nametag.
  • There is an AED device in the pavilion building.
  • Volunteer medical professionals will be at the Twin Cities Veg Fest/First Aid/Lost Child area.
  • St. Paul police will be on-site.


Need information on accessibility? Need to request accessibility accommodations, or have suggestions? Let us know! Please reach out to Or, text or leave a voicemail to the organizers at 612-276-2242.

Wheelchair & Mobility Access

  • Stairs are not required to enter the festival grounds or to navigate the sidewalks or pavilions. At the main entryway under the Harriet Island Arch, ADA-compliant ramps lead down to the festival grounds.
  • A couple standard outlets are available at the Harriet Island Pavilion to charge mobility devices. 
  • There will be a wheelchair-accessible Port-a-Potty. 
  • Most vendors are accessible by sidewalk, but some are located in a grassy field. The tents where speakers, cooking demos, and music take place also are on grass. You may want to use off-road wheels to access vendors and events located in the grass.
  • Readily accessible chairs marked “ADA Seating” will be located around the festival.
  • There are ADA parking spaces reserved at the parking lot at Harriet Island Park. A placard is required to use them. (We cannot guarantee parking spaces will be available.)

Service Dog Access

  • The Twin Cities Veg Fest information table has bowls of water for service dogs. 
  • The festival takes place in a large park, and there are typically quiet, grassy spaces available for dogs to rest. 
  • TC Veg Fest welcomes all well-behaved, leashed dogs; non-service dogs may also be present.

Hearing & Seeing Access 

  • Twin Cities Veg Fest is happy to ask speakers or cooking demo presenters to provide written copies of their presentation. Please reach out to us at or 612-276-2242.
  • Need help finding a specific booth? Please enter through the Harriet Island Park main arch entrance — it’s directly off Water St, and marked as “Harriet Island Trailhead” on Google Maps. A volunteer at the booth to the right-hand side as you enter the park will be happy to walk you to your destination.