401 Main Street
Road Closures for Event Logistics:
3rd Avenue between B street and Main Street will be CLOSED for food truck parking.
The west-bound lane of 3rd Avenue will be posted NO PARKING for the public.
*Spots closest to B Street will be reserved for handicapped parking.
*The rest of that side will be temporary loading/unloading zone for vendors and event staff.
The east-bound lane of 3rd avenue between B Street and Starr will be OPEN for public parking.
The north-bound lane of Main Street between 3rd & 2nd Aves will be CLOSED to public parking.
*The spots closest to 3rd Avenue will be reserved for food trucks.
*The spots closest to 2nd Avenue will be a temporary loading/unloading zone.
On-Street Public Parking:
Both lanes of 2nd Avenue will be open to the public for parking.
Both lanes of Starr Street will be open to the public for parking.
All streets around Reeves park down to and including Washington Avenue are free on-street parking with no time limit.
Streets above/North of Washington can have a two-hour limit or no parking after 5pm for residents. Please read signs to avoid tickets.
Bridge Street will be CLOSED between Starr and Gay as it is every weekend May-Oct. Intersecting Streets (Starr, Main, and Gay will be open.)
Public Parking Lots
**Green on map below**
(10 min walk depending on lot):
There is no metered parking in Phoenixville.
In municipal lots, you can either pay at the kiosk with cash (no coins ...$1, $5, $10, $20 bills only - rate is $2/hour) or you can use the Passport Parking App.
Signs display the parking zone. There is also a phone number on signs that will allow you to use Passport over the phone if you can't download the app.
There are some EV charging stations. See borough parking page for locations.
The lot at Main and Bridge will be closed since Bridge Street is closed.
The lot on Main below Root Down at Riverpoint is free to the public in the row closest to Main Street. The other spots are reserved for residents and violators will get towed.
Private Lots ($5-$10 donation):
** Blue on map above**
(5-10 min walk depending on lot)
A. First Presbyterian Church Lot is located across Main Street from the church. The Church's address is 145 Main Street. The public may use their lot for a donation.
B. There is a lot at the Senior Center located at 153 Church Street that is usually open to the public on the weekends for an donation.
C. Holy Ghost Church is located on Starr Street (Route 29) right before Bridge Street. It's a very large lot. Parking is also donation-based.
Frequently Asked Questions
We loved that the festival was on Bridge street, why did it move to Reeves Park?
Great question. Bridge street was a wonderful home for us the first few years. Each year as the festival grew, we encountered more challenges. We would turn away many great vendors since space was so limited. We decided to move it to Reeves park where there is more room, plenty of comfortable seating and shade for our furry friends. This year brings double the amount of vendors from last year! We don't want to forget the amazing Bridge street vendors that were also contributors. Please make sure to stop at the Phoenixville businesses table so that you can learn more about the wonderful vegan friendly businesses in our town.
How can I get to VegFest via public transportation?
You can take public transportation to Phoenixville via the following bus lines: Route 99 (can be caught at the Norristown transportation center) and Route 139 (can be caught at the King Of Prussia Mall Transit Center). Alternatively you can take the Regional Rail from the city to the Paoli or Malvern station and share an Uber or Lyft (it costs about $15-$20/each way). That might be a good option if a group wants to get together and split the car fare.
How can I get to VegFest via the Schuylkill River Trail?
Exit the trail where it crosses Main Street. Head South on Main Street, cross over Bridge Street (you'll see Root Down, Molly Maquire's, Steel City, and Philly Fades on the corner of Main & Bridge) and continue on Main to Reeves Park.
Does the festival have an ADA accessible entrance?
There are 3 ADA accessible entrances to the park. They are located on 2nd avenue (near B street), 3rd avenue (near B street), and on Main Street half way between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. People needing access can drop off and pick up at these entrances. There will be a few reserved handicap parking spaces available on west-bound 3rd Avenue close to B street.
I'd like to attend this year's VegFest with my family but I don't want my children to see any upsetting images. Is VegFest family-friendly?
Yes: VegFest welcomes families and aims to create a positive experience. The organizers of VegFest do not permit graphic or disturbing imagery.
Does Phoenixville VegFest allow pets inside the festival area?
Reeves Park is a public park open to everyone. Pets who are responsibly leashed at all times are welcome, provided each animal is comfortable, stress-free, and safe in a busy, noisy, festival atmosphere and/or around other animals.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed inside the festival area?
No. We invite you to responsibly enjoy the local bars, breweries, and distilleries downtown on their premises.
Where can I find the closest ATMs?
1) Truist Bank 702 Main Street. 2 blocks south of Reeves Park. Drive thru ATM
2) WSFS 124 Main Street. 4-5 blocks north of Reeves toward downtown. Walk up ATM.
3) Phoenixville Federal 120 Main Street 4-5 blocks north of Reeves toward downtown. Walk up ATM.
4) Honorable Mention: ATM inside Gateway Pharmacy (2022 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year) at 165 Nutt Road across from the hospital. About 5 blocks south and east of Reeves. In case you need sunscreen or other misc items. Lots of parking there (but don’t try to park there for the festival!)
My business is unable to participate in this year's VegFest. Can someone please contact me about 2024 participation?
Absolutely! Email the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phoenixville is awesome! Who can I speak with about local business development and other festival opportunities?
Thanks! We think so, too! Contact the fabulous Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Where can I learn more about Peace Advocacy Network and their mission and programs?
Check out their website at www.peaceadvocacynetwork.org.