Vegecareian Festival

Held annually at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, this free, fun family friendly event is all about loving food, loving animals and loving life. Through various stalls and activities, Vegecareian Festival encourages people to care for their health and care for animals through an increase in a vegetarian or vegan diet.


Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or simply interested to find out more about the lifestyle, this inclusive and diverse event has lots to offer. Experience vegetarian and vegan food stalls, cooking demonstrations, animal blessings, yoga sessions, kid’s area, guest speakers and lots more.


The best part is… all pets are welcome!


Please follow our Facebook page to keep informed of more information regarding the event, including updates of attractions on the day, guest speakers, and much more.

What’s On?

Opening Times:

Date: 5th October 2019

Time: 10am to 3pm


The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Entry Fee:

Donations welcome

Parking $2
Supporting the
Rotary Club of Eaglehawk


All pets are welcome, please ensure they are kept on a leash/harness at all times.

Vegecareian Festival is an event for:


  • Vegetarian and vegan food
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Vegan cosmetics
  • Vegan products
  • Workshops
  • Yoga demonstrations
  • Essential oils
  • Body therapy


  • Pet friendly
  • Animal welfare stalls
  • Animal blessings
  • Pet sitting services
  • Ask-a-Vet
  • Vegan animal treats
  • Tours for pets and their owners


  • Face painting
  • Craft activities
  • Jumping castle

Getting There:

By car is the best way to get to Vegecareian Festival, which is held at The Great Stupa Bendigo. 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Bendigo) Victoria.


Unfortunately at this stage there is no public transport directly to the venue.


Our address is 25 Sandhurst Town Road, Myers Flat (Bendigo), Victoria.


Plenty of parking is available on site.

Train to Bendigo

  • Visit V/Line’s website for train times.
  • From Bendigo Station catch a bus or taxi to The Great Stupa.
  • From Eaglehawk Station catch a bus or taxi to The Great Stupa.


  • Catch Route 54 service from Bendigo Station to Maiden Gully, from Maiden Gully a taxi to The Great Stupa
  • Catch Route 52 service from Bendigo Station to Eaglehawk, from Eaglehawk a taxi to The Great Stupa


Catch a taxi from any location directly to The Great Stupa call 13 10 08


Vegecareian Festival aims to create a community event that welcomes all people to be part of the day. The Great Stupa offers accessibility throughout the site, including clear internal and external signage, clear paths, accessible bathroom facilities with sign-posted directions and slip resistant floor and ground surfaces. On the day there will be accessible carparks.

Major Sponsors: