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Roundup of Fruit Festivals in 2016

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Spring is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and many fruit fanatics are dreaming about feasting on the fresh fruits and absorbing positive vibes at one or more of the fruit festivals happening around the world in 2016! Below, you’ll find a listing of all the fruit festivals promoting a raw food diet I could find on the Web. If I’ve left out a festival, please contact me, and I’ll update this story.


Costa Rica Fruit Festival

Banner for the Costa Rica Fruit Festival

Enjoy a transformative weeklong festival on an 85-acre off-grid beachside permaculture paradise that aims to inspire and empower participants on the benefits of embracing a fruit-based raw vegan lifestyle with a focus on permaculture, community-building and regenerative living. “We will be hosting a wide variety of workshops, talks and presentations on permaculture, food forestry, composting, bio-char, pruning, grafting, urban gardening, farm tours, herbal plant walks, herbal plant medicine making, holistic health, plant-based nutrition, regenerative detoxification, iridology, exotic fruit hunting, ecstatic dance, meditation, breathing, Thai massage, strength training, yoga, qigong and much more,” said Trey Abernethy, the festival’s lead organizer. “Enjoy live music nightly!”

When: Friday, September 16, to Friday, September 23, 2016

Where: Punta Mona, Costa Rica

Schedule: View here

Website: CostaRicaFruitFest.com


Fresh Food Festival

Logo for the Fresh Food Festival

The eighth-annual Fresh Food Festival in Denmark celebrates the principles of raw food 80/10/10 style and a healthy way of living. “At the festival, you can enjoy a variety of lectures, sports activities and socializing with other like-minded people as well as enjoying delicious meals of fresh, ripe, raw fruits and vegetables,” organizers say. The event is an international festival in which presentations are delivered in English.

Petr Cech, Chris Kendall, Dr. Doug Graham, Rosalind Graham, Harriet Kjaer, Louise Koch and Tim Van Orden are the presenters.

When: Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, 2016

Where: Osted Efterskole, a boarding school outside Copenhagen, Denmark

Schedule: View here

Website: FreshFoodFestival.com

Contact: contact@FreshFoodFestival.com


Watch a Video Featuring the Fresh Food Festival


Raw Fruit Festival

Banner for the Raw Fruit Festival

The fifth-annual Raw Fruit Festival in Spain will be held when fig season is at its peak, when melons are everywhere and when mangos, papayas and litchis are teeming with flavor, organizers say. “As farmers ourselves, we are able to find the best quality fruit and fruits that are picked truly ripe,” according to the festival website.

“So, stop wondering, come enjoy the best tropical fruits from Spain and load up before the winter while meeting new friends!”

When: Sunday, August 28, to Saturday, September 3, 2016

Where: A campground between the villages of Jubrique and Algatocín, in the Genal Valley of Spain

Schedule: View here

Website: Raw-Fruit-Festival.net

Contact: View here


Watch a Video Featuring Raw Fruit Festival’s Morning Activity Choices


UK FruitFest

When: Wednesday, July 27, to Sunday, July 31, 2016

Where: Croft Farm in Waterpark, UK

No other information is available on the website.


Watch UK FruitFest Highlights from 2015


The Woodstock Fruit Festival

Banner for The Woodstock Fruit Festival

Billed as the “Super Bowl of health, fitness and social events,” the sixth-annual Woodstock Fruit Festival will be held in New York state. More than 600 attendees are expected.

Presenters include Michael Arnstein, Don Bennett, Ted CarrArnold Kauffman, Chris Kendall, John Kohler, Ellen Livingston, Anne Osborne, Karen Ranzi, Dr. Samuel Mielcarski, Tim Van Orden and Mike Vlasaty.

When: Sunday, August 21, to Sunday, August 28, 2015

Where: Camp Walden in Diamond Point, New York

Schedule: View here

Website: TheWoodstockFruitFestival.com

Contact: WoodstockFruitFestival@gmail.com


Watch the Official 2015 Woodstock Fruit Festival Video Recap


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