|To view a slideshow of the 2011 event visit the Conscious CT Gallery.
To view a slideshow of the 2013 event visit Photographer ANDRE GARANT’s Healthfest Photo Gallery.
Saturday & Sunday
April 7 & 8, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vernon Center Middle School
777 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30), Vernon, CT
Our ninth Greater Vernon Healthfest was a great experience and we are grateful to all the talented vendors and workshop leaders, the awesome volunteers, and the terrific attendees that made the weekend possible.
We will post the dates of the 2019 Healthfest – our tenth – as soon as we secure the dates from the Town of Vernon. Stay tuned!
Please view the video of our 2018 Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest to see some of the wonderful weekend that we all enjoyed!
We typically welcome 1200-1600 attendees. Feedback from exhibitors is that those attending were asking good in-depth questions and wanted to learn and understand their health options.
The Fair Experience
Exhibitors: In the exhibit areas are approximately 90 tables in two halls where you can meet regional practitioners, ask questions and pick up literature. Areas represented include naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, energy healing, hypnosis, natural childbirth services, woman’s health, life coaching and herbs. In a quieter area a massage, vibrational healing or an energy treatment can be experienced. There is also a section with local environmental organizations and information.
Vendors: Vendors offer holistic health books, natural cleaning products, gems and minerals, herbal products, soaps, teas, green products, and gifts. Our Café provides a place to rest while having lunch or a beverage.
Workshops: There are hourly workshops and demonstrations in four classrooms on a wide range of topics throughout both days beginning at 11 a.m. and running through the end of the day on the hour. Workshops will be posted as we get closer to the event. Four workshops will be running concurrently. A fifth classroom will hold a beautiful floor labyrinth that will be open to all to walk.
Admission is $5 adults, children under 16 free with a parent. Admission includes all talks and activities. All proceed go to the Vernon Youth Services Bureau for local youth programs.
There will be overflow parking at the Center Road School, 20 Center Road (NOT Street) – right up the street from the Healthfest. We have a shuttle bus running during the entire event, both days, so no worries! There will definitely be a place to park!
Alternative, complementary, holistic and integrative medicine are names you may see applied to what are sometimes considered as non-conventional. Not long ago practices such as acupuncture, naturopathy, massage, energy, herbs and even nutrition were not part of the healthcare system; but in the last decade they have moved into the mainstream, and are increasingly supported by sound research. Studies show that half of us have tried at least one form of alternative healthcare.
Integrative Medicine is the term now preferred by hospitals and is considered to be choosing the most appropriate of all available options for the patient, be they conventional or non-conventional.
Key features of Integrative Medicine are:
* Consideration of the whole person; we are more than the sum of our parts.
* Treat everyone as unique. Our family, work, environment and mental state all affect our health.
* Emphasize healing rather than curing. Address the cause rather than the symptoms.
* Create a partnership between patient and practitioner; take responsibility for your own health.
Our Gold and Silver Sponsors – we will be welcoming more Sponsors in 2019!
Vernon Youth Services Bureau (Michelle Hill) is a community based agency dedicated to providing: information and referral, prevention services, early intervention services, crisis intervention services, program coordination, and program development. Youth service bureaus (YSBs) act as advocates for youth, assess their needs, identify service gaps, and coordinate youth services.
This event is supported by the Door Opener Magazine, serving Connecticut’s holistic and spiritual communities since 1986.