VegBash Coming to Metro Detroit's East Side

Black Friday Event is a Green Affair with Plant-Based Food, Drink, Wellness and Shopping


MI Green Team recently announced a partnership with The Quintessential Event Company to bring its popular vegetarian/vegan event series, VegBash, to metro Detroit's east side. The East Michigan VegBash will be held on Nov. 24 from 3-8 p.m. at the historic Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Rd. in Shelby Township.

Bill Lonskey, VegBash founder, describes the event series as a "celebration of creative and flavorful vegetarian and vegan cuisine, libations and living," developed in response to "an outpouring of interest by vegetarians, vegans and those simply wishing to lead a healthier lifestyle." The upcoming event will be the fourth VegBash and first event of its kind in Macomb County.

As with past events, the VegBash will offer food, tastings, samples and drinks from many outstanding restaurants, caterers and food trucks, as well as live musical entertainment, an extensive shopping emporium of plant-based natural products, on-site parking, and $5 in concessions vouchers with each adult ticket. MGT will add green/healthy living exhibitors to the lineup, along with free massage and wellness checks, door prizes and leading educators offering presentations, food demos and networking opportunities.

"As a vegan myself, I'm excited to produce a major plant-based living event and am encouraged by the crowds at the recent Royal Oak and Ann Arbor VegBash events," stated John Batdorf, MGT general manager. "We look forward to serving the growing health-conscious, veg-curious community on the east side, with healthy, 'greener' food and shopping options on Black Friday."

Event details and tickets are available at Online tickets are $10 per adult and $7 per student/senior, each offering $2 savings over tickets purchased at the door. Event information and updates are also available at as well as the "Greater Detroit VegBash" and "MI Green Team" Facebook pages.

For information on exhibiting, vending or volunteering, visit

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