|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.
Please view the videos of our 2018 and 2019 Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest to see some of the wonderful weekend that we all enjoyed!
Saturday & Sunday
April 15 & 16, 2023
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vernon Center Middle School
777 Hartford Turnpike (Route 30), Vernon, CT
Our eleventh Greater Vernon Healthfest is now open for Applications. Our prior healthfests were great experiences 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 trust that 2023 will be just as fruitful, educational, and fun!
Download the Application for our Greater Vernon Healthfest 2023 here: Application 2023
We typically welcome hundreds of attendees. Feedback from exhibitors is that those attending were asking good in-depth questions and wanted to learn and understand their health options.
Please view the video of our 2018 Greater Vernon Holistic Healthfest to see some of the wonderful weekend that we all enjoyed!
The Fair Experience
Exhibitors: There are two exhibit areas – the cafeteria which is the room you enter into, plus the very large gynmasium right around the corner. You can meet regional practitioners, ask questions and pick up literature, as well as experiencing a session. Areas represented include naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, energy healing, hypnosis, natural childbirth services, woman’s health, life coaching and herbs, and much more.
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 the auditorium as well as a classroom or in the back of the auditorium 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. Multiple workshops will be running concurrently.
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
GOLD SPONSOR – Collaborative Natural Health Partners LLC
Collaborative Natural Health Partners offers integrative primary care physicians, both board certified family medicine doctors and naturopathic doctors. We offer acupuncture, intravenous nutrients, nutrigenomics, herbal medicine, nutrition, craniosacral, bowen and holistic pelvic care along with services offered with conventional primary care. Our clinics around the state offer the “best of both worlds” approach to any condition and tailor treatments and plans to the individual. All of the doctors are in network with most insurance companies.
GOLD SPONSOR – The Tankerhoosen
The Tankerhoosen River Valley is one of Connecticut’s Officially Designated Greenways. They note that, “The Tankerhoosen River is one of the most important watercourses within the Connecticut and Hockanum River Watersheds.” The Tankerhoosen Valley in Vernon and Tolland is indeed a special place. Our website, Tankerhoosen.info, is a resource for information about the area for both those living here and those who enjoy hiking and exploring the area. Here you’ll find information on The Tank’s history, the colorful people who lived her for three centuries, the river itself and the special places along it. We hope to encourage you to further explore the area and be able to enhance your experience through an appreciation of all it offers. We are also concerned about preserving, protecting and maintaining the area for ourselves and future generations. Visit www.tankerhoosen.info
GOLD SPONSOR – Tri-City Massage and Wellness
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.