The 17th Annual Holistic Health Fair returns to the Cape region Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Delaware. Sponsored by Delmarva Community Wellnet Foundation, the fair offers recession-friendly vendor opportunities and free admission.
As the Delmarva resort region’s premier healthy living event, the Holistic Health Fair provides an annual opportunity to learn about natural health products, integrative healing services and environmental and sustainable living practices available in the region. In addition, fundraising during the event will support the goals of the Wellnet Foundation, a grassroots community service organization dedicated to nurturing the body, mind and spirit of Delmarva.
The fair will feature guest speakers, educational workshops, exhibits and demonstrations in addition to a variety of holistic, “green” or natural retail vendors and service practitioners. Past fairs have included massage and bodywork, body-mind therapies, martial arts, yoga and meditation, aromatherapy and essential oils, gourmet natural foods, nutritional juices and supplements, musical instruments, jewelry, clothing, spa treatments, skin care and a wide array of home products for healthier living. A children’s area will engage even the youngest of fair visitors and those making a day of it will find delicious, freshly made, healthy and vegetarian lunch items for sale throughout the event.
The Holistic Health Fair’s 2010 Keynote Speaker is Alan Tillotson, Registered Herbalist (AHG), Ph.D., He is co-director of Chrysalis Natural Medicine Clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, author of “The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook,” and whom in April 1993, Delaware Today magazine recognized as “The most knowledgeable person in Delaware in the field of Alternative Medicine.” His knowledge of Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and Chinese supplemental therapies makes him an extremely unique practitioner. Tillotson will invite the audience to “Stump The Herbalist,” with questions on herbal alternatives for a variety of “dis-eases.”
As interest and usage of holistic approaches to health and sustainable living become more commonplace, the fair offers an affordable, well-located venue for holistic health practitioners, natural products retailers, growers or producers of natural and organic products and other related services to market themselves or their products. Vendor registration and program advertising are available now through April with early-bird booth discounts available through January 31, 2010.
The Wellnet has three pilot community service programs. Energize Delaware Now (EDEN) is dedicated to fostering public awareness and educating community business leaders about economic and practical business models for the use and recovery of renewable resources in Delaware. School Nutrition Advisory Committee (SNAC Program) is a collaborative outreach to improve school lunches and nutritional educational programs in the classroom. F.O.C.U.S. on Kids (Flexibility Optimism Concentration Unity Strength) Offers free yoga classes to children during the school day which are designed to give the children the freedom to express themselves, enhance their learning, aid in stress reduction, improve flexibility, increase concentration, and foster self-awareness. The fair will host a “Change for Change” wishing well to raise funds for these pilot programs and also encourages attendees to bring donations of healthy non-perishable food items to distribute to community food charities in the Cape region.
The Cape Henlopen High School is located at 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes, Delaware. Admission and parking are free.
Saturday, April 24, 2010,
17th Annual Holistic Health Fair, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free Admission, Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. Guest speakers, educational workshops, demonstrations, holistic, “green” & natural retailers and service providers, Kid’s Corner, healthy food court, non-perishable food drive, “Change for Change” wishing well to support healthy living initiatives.