The question so many of you have been wondering. Indeed, for a while we weren't sure ourselves–but we held on with hope. We're overjoyed to announce that–YES
The question so many of you have been wondering. Indeed, for a while we weren't sure ourselves–but we held on with hope. We're overjoyed to announce that–YES
We’re pleased to be joined by our friend Dr. Areli, aka @rawvegandoctor! Dr. Areli is a neuropathologist and raw vegan who fuses her medical expertise with a healthy, fruit-based diet.
We’re pleased to be joined by our friends Tina & Simon from @fitshortie! These rare fruit hunters were featured on the Discovery channel for their frugi travels and can be seen on YouTube enjoying tree-fallen durians, juicy jungle mangoes, and just generally living the fruitarian dream.
Our idea for a virtual event in January started as a tiny seed and turned into what became a full seven days of health, community, education and amazing collective energy. More than 300 of you came together to learn, share, and grow–encouraging and supporting one another while making strides in health and personal growth as the week progressed. As much as we loved learning and playing, the single element that left the most profound impact on us was...
A few shopping tips from our Raw Restart 2021 Facebook group!
The New Year endows everyone with inspiration to move, improve and grow. We’re thrilled that 32+ speakers joining us for the 2021 Raw Restart are generously donating their services, courses and books to help attendees make the most of that momentum! These items (so far 22 in total) will be reserved for various winners of Saturday night’s Fruitful Quiz!
If you’re anything like us, you’ve wanted to hit the Restart button on 2020. That’s why we’ve poured ourselves into curating the closest thing to an in-person WFF experience we could manifest: the 2021 Woodstock Raw Restart! 28+ raw food experts, chefs, yogis, musicians, activity leaders and storytellers are gathering together to bring you a fruity mega-dose of inspiration to kick off 2021, January 10th-16th!
The best part of the holidays isn’t the food, the time off or even the fall fruit. It’s the chance to CONNECT with your loved ones, friends and community. As hard as we’ve tried to flow with the changes, having to cancel WFF 2020 broke our hearts. We’ve spent time reflecting on how to keep the morale of our community high through the challenges of the year, and have come to two conclusions: 1) We won’t wait a whole year to reconnect with our community. 2) 2021 can certainly do with a fresh start!
For anyone trying a fruit-based diet, moving into cooler weather and the bombardment of pumpkin-spiced everything can introduce some seasonal temptations. Not to fear! We’ve got 3 cozy fruit-based fall recipes that are sure to please, and one doesn’t even require a dehydrator!
Technology doesn’t always fit the mold of a healthy lifestyle, with screens disrupting circadian rhythms and often taking us away from invaluable time to be with ourselves and others. But what if we utilize technology as a tool that supports our health rather than something that distracts us from it? Here are 6 apps we think you should start using today to help guide you on your journey to health and wholeness!
2020 has presented humanity with a host of global challenges, leaving us feeling out of control. Investing time into the internal work will pay dividends when you are able to sail smoothly through life’s inevitable storms. We encourage you to implement the following methods to steady your mind and spirit.
In absence of the Woodstock Fruit Festival this year, we were beyond grateful that the Pranic Raw Gathering came into fruition in just under two months time – a real testament to the power of intention and community!
“I am 66-years-old and have never drank or smoked. WFF is where I felt I fit in and found my tribe.” - Laurie Evans, New York, US
August 16th, 2020. Today would have been the first day of a very special 10th anniversary celebration of peace, love and seasonal fruit here at the Woodstock Fruit Festival.
The Woodstock Fruit Festival is pleased to announce, in memory of Robert Lockhart, an annual scholarship of $200 in the form of credit to anyone who can show they have properly planted a new fruit tree.
After months of hard work, hope and prayer, we have unfortunately decided to postpone this year’s Woodstock Fruit Festival to August of 2021. All registrations, volunteer positions and activities on the schedule shall remain as they are— we are simply changing the dates of this year's event to August 22-29th, 2021.
For those who haven’t felt the warmth of Ellen Livingston in person, we’ll humbly do our best to bring it to you today. Ellen has been with us since our first festival in 2011, serving as both presenter and yoga instructor. An 18-year raw vegan, Ellen brings her counseling background and retreat-running experience to Woodstock, helping others understand the spiritual, emotional and psychological aspects of a healthy lifestyle in her talks and daily yoga classes. We’ll let Ellen take it from here.
At last year’s Woodstock Fruit Festival, we were blessed to host the wedding of Melissa and Nathan Maris, the raw vegan YouTube couple who experienced their first Woodstock Fruit Festival together in 2018. This is their story.
Respiratory health has never been of more value than it is today. With uncertainty of coronavirus remaining the norm, we want to continue focusing on what you can do to fortify your body from the inside out. We’re so happy to shine the light on Grant Campbell, one of the Woodstock Fruit Festival’s original pioneers, and we hope his health journey is as inspiring for you as it is for us!
Anne Osborne, presenter and co-director of the Woodstock Fruit Festival, chooses to feel empowered by her health choices, rather than controlled by them. Having walked the path of the fruitarian diet for 28 years, today Anne shares with us what she feels are the key components of building a strong immune system.
"A spiritual practice is one that makes you happy, healthy, and whole. It's not a form of escapism, but rather just the opposite. It allows you to take full responsibility for what you create, moment-to-moment in your life." ~ Dr. Sam A. Mielcarski, DPT, Qi Gong Instructor, Woodstock presenter
We’d like to start by sending our sincerest dose of fruity love to everyone who is feeling ill, caring for family members, or experiencing anxiety and loneliness related to the coronavirus. In this challenging time, we can all do our part to limit the spread of this disease simply by taking care of ourselves. This includes not only following the advice of the CDC, but also bolstering our immune systems!
Thriving off of fresh fruits and veggies seems effortless for a lot of raw vegans out there. But you might be wondering... how on earth do they do it?!
We know. Sometimes, banana nice cream isn't appealing when it's below freezing outside and you haven't seen a watermelon in months! Luckily there's a way to bring the fruit to you when the weather outside is frightful, and the grocery store isn't delightful.
Besides the fruit, of course. We decided to ask our presenters why they love being part of the Woodstock family.
Part of being a virago means being bold in the face of adversity. In honor of brave women, a double scholarship has been generously donated to the Woodstock Fruit Festival for two female viragos!
So often, New Year's resolutions are based around restriction. But we think it can be more fun than that.
Close your eyes. Imagine your favorite raw chefs on YouTube... now imagine seeing them live, and eating what they create!
On November 29th, at 6 pm AEST, Robert Lockhart, a true Pioneer of the fruitarian diet and lifestyle and a valued returning presenter at the Woodstock Fruit Festival, has passed away at the age of 75.
We serve up around 11,000 banana cinnamon rolls every year at Woodstock. Yep– 11,000!
Have you ever thought about attending Woodstock, but wondered how to entertain your little ones for a week? Easy. Bring 'em!
If you’ve ever been to Asia or South America, you’re probably familiar with sugarcane juice, typically sold by a street vendor with a cart full giant canes! If you haven’t been to either of those places, well then, get to Woodstock! Our sugarcanes are sourced from small farmers in Florida and brought up to New York by MiamiFruit.
There's nothing like a juicy, organic heirloom tomato– or anything organic, for that matter! With fall rolling in and harvest season coming to its end, we want to thank our farmers for helping make Woodstock as fresh and delicious as possible.
Chena Immel, a five-time attendee, found her community at the Woodstock Fruit Festival, and this year, she's decided to offer her generosity in the form of three Woodstock scholarships!
Although the coconut water has stopped flowing here at Camp Walden, we hope that Woodstock glow will shine through you until next year!
Whoever said it's bad to have too much of a good thing obviously didn't know about longneck avocados. Miami Fruit's beautiful harvest has exploded all over the internet, and we're thrilled to have them at Woodstock this year!
Durian is known as the 'King of Fruits' in its native Southeast Asia, and as with all kings, you either love 'em or you hate 'em!
We’re thrilled that superhuman Banana Commander/raw food chef Chris Kendall, a.k.a. The Raw Advantage, is joining us again this year to whip up THREE mouthwatering dressings each night along with a daily savory dish, back by popular demand. MMMMM.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: Video may cause chills, adrenaline rush, or deep feelings of joy and nostalgia!
Why do some of those people who have been eating a raw vegan diet who then develop ill health find resolution when adding some animal food to their diet? A) Placebo effect; B) All humans require some animal food to be healthy; C) That individual person required some animal food due to defective genetics; D) There was some nutrient(s) that the foods of their raw vegan diet weren't supplying enough of that contributed to their health decline, and the animal food they ate did provide it.
Yep, 2019 is officially the year of the scholarship! We're closing in on the deadlines for scholarships 1 & 2, but here's your third chance at a fully comped entry.
This new power couple has just been added to the schedule to show us how! If you're looking to build some fruit muscle and elevate your fitness, register today.
Have you tried Kirtan yet?
Find out if you're eligible below!
If you're feeling confused as to why the ideal human diet - our species specific diet - seems to not be working for some of the big names who found their beginnings in this fruity community - then don't miss Don's practical and logical advice in the video below!
The festival is getting so close! We've officially hit the halfway mark and we're excited to see both new and familiar faces. If you haven't booked yet, we're curious - what's stopping you from booking your spot?
Haven't yet figured out how to live that fruitarian life where it seems like everyone you know relocates to the tropics each winter?? Don't worry, neither have we!
Have you heard? ☮️ 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock Music Festival - and the event takes place just days before the 2019 Woodstock Fruit Festival kicks off its 9th year! The events will overlap by one day and will be only a few hours away from each other both in upstate NY.
Are you drooling yet? Keep on scrolling if you want to learn how to make these banana cinnamon rolls for yourself!
Throw out those limiting resolutions and start to nurture long term healthy habits instead!
The best part of Woodstock isn't the fruit!
The start of winter combined with the start of the holiday season may make November one of the most challenging months for those wishing to eat a raw vegan diet.
Thinking of joining us for 2019? We've compiled a list of do's and don'ts to make your decision easier!
85 varieties of fruits and veg at the Woodstock Fruit Festival 2018!! How many can you name? (We challenge you to rack your memory before scrolling through the list.)
Just one month after Woodstock 2018 and we're over a quarter booked for the next one! To join 237+ other fruit enthusiasts at the biggest raw vegan summer camp in history, register now!
It can be hard getting back into the swing of things in the "real" world but we think we've found the perfect remedy... We're excited to share with you photos of moments so sweet, that they'll feel like a warm hug from an old friend
Things are getting heated here at Camp Walden!
Said to be the most polarizing fruit in the world, you either love durian or you hate it. But here at Woodstock, we don't just love it, we create an all out party around it!
The Woodstock Fruit Festival is just one week away, and the excitement continues to build in anticipation of another epic event!
A whole-istic approach to health
The talented and inspiring, Paul Izak, is returning for another Woodstock Fruit Festival!
We know fruitarians love to monkey around
The below story is so pervasive, we have to address it.
Warning: below video may cause the chills.
What does a perfect day look like for you?
Martha's Best is the BEST...again! A repeat sponsor of the Woodstock Fruit Festival, they are going to supply 9,700 lb of papayas for the 2018 event.
Looking to kick-start your raw foods health journey? If so, there's no better way to find motivation and support than to surround yourself with hundreds of other people that have similar goals as you.
This mineral-rich mud is available daily at the Camp Walden lakefront! Not only is it tons of fun to play in, but it also has many health and beauty advantages...
Follow the simple tips below to make the perfect vegan ice cream, every time.
Guest blog post by Marcos and Yesica Huarcaya below :)
We're going LIVE on Facebook - Saturday, March 31st! Join us at 4PM Eastern Time on our Facebook Page with Don Bennett.
If you're interested in the Woodstock Fruit Festival or just curious about fruit-based living, make sure to join our Woodstock Fruit Festival Facebook Group. It’s open to anyone looking to meet like-minded people or hoping to learn what the Woodstock Fruit Festival is all about. Let’s help create community, inspire, share, ask questions, and get to know each other better!
Introducing Miami Fruit! A vegan run business dedicated to shipping high-quality tropical fruit all over the United States. Dreamt up by two Woodstock Fruit Festival attendees, Rane and Edelle, Miami Fruit started as a fruit stand and now ships to rare fruit lovers around the country.
Nothing like a little Acro to make your next fruit meal so much sweeter!
The Woodstock Fruit Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for hundreds. Each year we all return to the wondrous nature found in the Adirondack Mountains. Some relationships turn into travel and adventure partnerships, many fall in love, some marry, and more. Young or old, all are welcome to share in our common joy of fruit, each other and the natural world.
This FREE interview series with 30 leading vegan and raw food health experts might just be the best way to kick start the winter!
Today a returning Woodstock attendee, Carson McQuarrie, is starting out on...
Those of you who attended Woodstock 2013 or Woodstock-Hawaii remember Paul Izak, a musician, a singer, and a drummer, who will be joining us again this year!
Many thanks to Raini Pachak for capturing and bringing to us some epic moments from last year event!
Just when we thought that the Woodstock Fruit Festival couldn't get any better, this happened:
The Banana Commander Chris Kendall and Naturally Ashley are super excited to be your Rawsome Sauce Team at The Woodstock Fruit Festival this year!
Ran 100 miles in the jungle of Hawaii!
Today, 1 in 5 fruits and vegetables grown never make it to the store due to not meeting strict cosmetic standards.
An opportunity to attend for those who are facing a very serious health challenge.
For those of us in Northern hemisphere, spring is in full bloom! Gyms are packed, kale is flying off the shelves, New Year's resolutions are getting a second wind!
Every year we are striving to make the festival experience even better for our Woodstock family.
Get yourself ready for Woodstock Tomato Extravaganza Party!
With the advent of a new calendar year, we often look to implement changes in our lives that will take us towards our goals of health and happiness. Yet, each day, each hour, each minute, and each second gives us the renewed opportunity to be who we really want to be.
Today let’s take a moment to send a heartfelt “Thank You” to all the hardworking farmers who supplied their delicious Organically Grown Produce for this year festival.