If not, all you need to know and questions answered below:-
Check out the photo…
This is a group picture of all the attendees taken on the last day of the UK Fruitfest in 2016. You may recognise a few faces.
People attended from all over the UK, Europe, America and Australia. For some it was not there first time at a fruit festival and they had been raw vegan for years.
For many, it was the absolute first time they had experimented with a vegan diet (never mind a raw vegan diet). People of all different backgrounds were there. Different levels of experience and commitment to a raw food diet. MANY different levels of fitness.
We gathered together in what became a truly special and unique experience in all of our lives. None of us left without it having changed our life in some way. Now that same opportunity is open to you...
I want to try to create for you a real picture of what this year's event is going to be like…...
Imagine The Scene....
When you arrive, you will be escorted directly to your room to let you rest after your journey. As you register you will start to meet new friends.
There will be a special event to help everyone to get to know each other. I know from personal experience how hard it can be to get to know new people..
That is why I have created a specific activity at the start of the festival to help people get to know each other.
The Ice Breaker Event and Opening Ceremony
Coming together is so important. It is easy to get lost in the crowd at other festivals. But at the UK Fruitfest you will be given a great opportunity to meet the other attendees and to get time together with the presenters that you are interested in meeting.
Then we will have our first dinner together. If you have never had food created by a trained raw food chef you will be stunned by the food on display at the UK Fruitfest.
The menu is 100% raw vegan: no meat, dairy, grains, starches or other cooked foods. The best quality fruits and vegetables will be sourced from our produce partners. They are a family business with 4 generations working with fruit, they really know how to find the best fruit and vegetables for us.
For all of our tomatoes, we source them directly from the best tomato farmer in all of the UK (you will not find these tremendous varieties in your local supermarket!) and these are all 100% organic. The colour and flavour will amaze you!
It is important to note that at this point it is very difficult to source enough quality produce to feed the festival with a 100% organic selection. Therefore not all food at this point is 100% organic.
The menu follows 80-10-10 principles: an abundance of delicious, ripe seasonal fruit and simple low fat salads in the evening.
Our chef is Marina Grubic. Marina is an internationally renowned expert in raw vegan cuisine and has been the head chef at events across Europe including her own events that take place in Serbia.
The UK Fruitfest is a place for people of all stages, levels and all backgrounds to come and be together. It is not a place of elites or different classes. It is simply a place for people who love eating fruit to come together, learn more and share a fantastic experience.
The Best Raw Vegan Education In The World
Is there any real need to attend an event like this and invest your money and time into exploring your raw food lifestyle?
For myself and many others, it was attending an event like this that really helped us to change our lifestyle for good and take on new habits. By being around others who are eating a fruit based raw food diet you can learn so much. It will change your concept of what is possible and really help you to make the changes you need to make.
To provide that education we have brought together the best educators in the field of raw foods to speak and present for you. Let me give you some information on who they are and on what they will be presenting for you:
Dr. Douglas Graham (Author of The 80/10/10 Diet)
A lifetime athlete and raw fooder since 1978, Dr Graham is an advisor to world-class athletes and trainers from around the globe.
He has worked professionally with top performers from almost every sport and every field of entertainment, including tennis legend Martina Navratilova, NBA pro basketball player Ronnie Grandison, track Olympic sprinter Doug Dickinson, pro women's soccer player Callie Withers, championship bodybuilder Kenneth G. Williams, Chicken Soup for the Soul coauthor Mark Victor Hansen, and actress Demi Moore.
Each morning Dr Graham will be teaching one of his world famous fitness classes. You will see a crowd of people performing all sorts of unusual stretches and body weight exercises under the elite supervision of Dr Graham.
On top of this he will be performing a 3 part lecture series on the topic of "Perpetual Health" to celebrate his latest book of the same name. Dr Graham has a unique ability to take complex health concepts and make them easy to understand. His book "The 801010 Diet" sparked a low fat raw vegan revolution around with many of his students such as FullyRaw Kristina, Freelea the Banana Girl, Durianrider and Yovana Mendoza(Rawvana) reaching millions of people with the message through social media.
Professor Rosalind Graham
Rosalind Graham has been a raw vegan for nearly three decades. For over 25 years, she has been a leading light in the field of Natural Hygiene and healthful raw vegan living.
Rosalind specialises in the nurturing of children and helping people heal from disordered eating. Rosalind is best known for her work in the field of emotional and psychological well-being. Her work is rooted in the promotion of loving kindness, compassion and peace.
Rosalind will be bringing with her a new 3 part lecture programme designed to help complete beginners to the path of raw veganism and natural hygiene. There is no better expert to provide this!
Anne Osborne: Author
Anne began her journey on a fruitarian diet in 1991. She has raised two very happy and healthy children on this diet.
Anne's very popular book 'Fruitarianism The Path To Paradise' was published in 2009. Anne currently works for the Woodstock Fruit Festival and is also a freelance author and illustrator.
Anne believes the Fruit Diet is the most compassionate, the most environmentally positive, the healthiest and the most rational way forward for our planet.
Anne has had extensive experience of conducting "mono diets". These are periods of only eating one fruit for days, weeks or months. She recently spent over 70 days eating just oranges.
There is no one better to teach you how to select the juiciest and ripest fruits than Anne. She will be sharing with you the secrets to selecting the best quality fruit every time so you can avoid those dissapointing and expensive mistakes!
Fruitarian Triathlete: Ted Carr
Ted Carr was born and raised in Vancouver BC, Canada. At age 19 he dropped out of college to become a personal trainer. He wanted to be the vision of perfect health but was held back by an ongoing problem with ACNE.
Looking desperately for a solution to his skin problems he eventually came across the Raw Vegan diet. Not only did the diet clear his skin but it also gave his life meaning and purpose.
With his new found passion and mental clarity he devoured dozens of books on self improvement and raw veganism. He has since went on to compete and win multiple triathlon events around the world as well as become a trainer and coach to others. He inspires his 25,000 online followers on a daily basis with his unique dose of fruitarian knowledge, fitness expertise and life advice.
Ted will be providing classes on reaching your athletic potential, on creating your dream life and thriving as a Fruitarian all over the world.
Mindful Diabetic: Robby Barbaro
Robby is joining us for the first time at this years event and has been following a raw vegan lifestyle for over 10 years.
Impressively, he has done this as a type 1 Diabetic and he has now gone on to help thousands of people through his videos and events that educate people about the benefits of the lifestyle.
Raw Food Romance: Melissa Raimondi
Melissa Raimondi is a raw vegan currently living in Canada and loving the winters eating uncooked meals. Create some healthy, delicious recipes this winter - or anytime - to keep you on your healthy lifestyle.
Lissa is having a Raw Food Romance for the last 3 years. living in Canada and thriving in the winters living on fruit and greens, and low fat. After losing 70 lbs and healing countless health complaints, she embarked on a journey to help others experience their true healing potential.
She has been sharing this journey through her Youtube channel which has grown to over 25,000 followers across the globe.
Conor McMillen and Brittany Taylor
Brittany and Conor are excited to be attending the UK Fruit Fest for the first time!They are eager to be offering partner acrobatics classes as well as presenting on inspiring authentic relationships.
Brittany and Conor love coming together to perform and teach acrobatics. Both considering it one of their favorite forms of movement and play, and the pair enjoys moving together, syncing up in this dynamic, creative way.
Brittany and Conor travel the world, sharing their love of health, play and human connection with others. Living out of their 19-foot RV or out of their backpacks while abroad, they run their own businesses remotely, inspiring others to find the passion within themselves that excites them to live their own, unique dreams.
You can find out more about Brittany and Conor through their joint website and YouTube channel, where they share about their unique relationship and inspire others to find their own unique paths in all realms of health and life.
Brittany and Conor also run Fruit Winter Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand each January. Visit: Www.conorandbrittany.com
Kevin Cosmo (High Energy Parenting)
Kevin has played a huge role in the raw vegan movement for years as a camera man and film maker working with Dr Graham and Foodnsport and also at the Woodstock Fruit Festival.
He created "High Energy Parenting" a programme to inspire and lead parents to incorporate a healthier diet and lifestyle into their lives. Kevin will be talking about this at the event and will help parents learn how to bring this lifestyle successfully to their family.
Another long term attendee of the event, Grant Campbell is an ultra runner, speaker and writer who brought out his first book "Inspired To Run" at around the same time as the Fruit Festival last year. Grant competes in Ultra Marathons (races that go way beyond the distance of the normal marathon and can last many days).
Marina Grubic will be out chef at the event. Marina has been running her own events in her native Serbia for many years now, where she has been promoting the raw vegan diet. She is highly qualified to run a great kitchen and provide a multitude of exciting and delicious recipes eat day.
We have a number of other amazing contributors that really add a lot to the event every year. Milan Maha will return to provide massage for all attendees as he has the past 2 years.
Ultra marathon runner Harriet Kjaer will be hosting workshops for runners and athletes. And Roger King is set to return to provide another "Dance For Life" workshop (which you may have seen a preview of in the video.
Where Is The Location Of The 2017 UK Fruitfest?
This year the Fruitfest takes place from 2nd to the 6th of August at:
This is a superb venue for our event. It is situated on an idyllic lake with access to water sport activities. This is an incredibly easy and central place to get to for many millions of people in the UK as it is not too far from a major motorway.
For those coming from abroad there is a bus and train service from London Heathrow (one of the world's major international airports) to Gloucester, the nearest big town from our event.
How to get here
Whether you your flying, driving or running to this year fruitfest, we have put together all the info you need to know to get to and from the festival, Click Here to view the travel guide.
If you need further info or help get intouch with our support team who will be happy to help by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation At The Event
Croft Farm has a number of different accommodation options. We have booked out the chalets and a limited number of cabins.
There are 2 types of chalets. One type has only 2 single beds in a room which would be ideal for a couple or single person looking for privacy. As there is a very limited number of these the whole room must be paid for, there fore if you wish to have a room to yourself you must pay additionally for the unused bed.
2 Bed Chalet
The other type of chalet has 4 beds, arranged as 2 bunk beds. You will be able to book a bottom or top bunk based on your preferences. The showers and toilets are in a separate block beside the chalets.
The cabins consist of 2 rooms with 4 beds once again arranged as bunks. The cabins also have a social space with a television and en suite shower and toilet. They offer a more space than the chalets.
We will split these cabins and chalets in to 4 types: men only, women only, couples and families. There will also be the ability to camp at the event (please bring your own camping equipment) or stay offsite in accomodation that you arrange yourself.
Are You Bringing Children?
We have some different prices to try to make it more affordable to bring children and to encourage families to attend. Of course we see it as being very important that families get access to all aspects of this lifestyle.
We are going to have at least one volunteer who will be engaged in looking after children to allow parents to have some time to relax alone if they wish.
On top of this each year Rosalind Graham plays a large role in creating games and activities for the children each day.
A Unique Event
Honestly, there is no guarantee that Fruitfest will continue in years to come. Who knows what life holds for all of us. But this year it is on and you have a chance to be there with us.
Will you be one of those sitting at home, kicking yourself and thinking of the experience you could be having? Or will you take action, rise out of your comfort zone and literally sit at the table with the best teachers on the raw vegan diet that have ever been assembled in the UK!
I would strongly urge you try to re-arrange things and put things on hold to make attending this event a reality for your self. On the first day alone you will have experiences, realisations and learning moments that will make it crystal clear to you why you needed to attend the event.
If your intuition is calling you to Fruitfest...say yes and be with us. I assure you that it will be worth every single minute of time you spend travelling to get there and every penny you pay to come.
What Is The Value Of The Event?
I have often wondered what the true value of attending the fruitfest is. The truth is, I believe the value can be very different for many people.
For example, if it turns out this is the life changing experience for you that I am promising and it is the major catalyst leading to a dramatic shift in your health and life experience, how can a value be put to that?
If you were to pay a measly £1 per day for the rest of your life for the health freedom and energy that this event inspired you towards then that figure would be well over £10,000.
Of course, that is not what we charge for the event. Though some could make an argument that it was really worth that much to them.
I have seen similar events priced at over £3000 per ticket (some that I believe do not provide the same level of variety and depth as UK Fruitfest) but once again I have no intention of pricing it so that only an elite few can afford to come.
I know for sure that we could comfortably charge £1000 and get many attendees. In fact, in the future I may have to seriously consider moving the price to that area.
When I revealed the price of the event to the team working with me it was clear to me that they thought I was charging too little and they thought that it did not reflect the true value of the event.
I can see where they are coming from, but I my vision is really to build something that is accessible to many people so that we create a large and ongoing community that attends year after year.
Adult (21 years+)
Child (0 - 5)
Child (6 - 15)
Young Adult (16 - 20)
Quad Chalet (4 People Sharing)
£0 (Sharing Parents Bed)
Cabin Room (2 x 4 People Sharing with en suite) SOLD OUT
£0 (Sharing Parents Bed)
Camping (no camping tent or equipment is provided) SOLD OUT
Offsite (attending the event while choosing to stay in off site accommodation at night)
Private Chalet (2 single beds, both beds must be booked) SOLD OUT
£1390 (Total Full Room Price) Limited Spaces
(These prices are for a one off payment to secure your place. We will also offer an option to pay it up affordably over up to 6 payments.)
PLEASE NOTE: The twin room is £695 per bed but must be bought as a whole room. If you wish for a private room alone this is the only option.
If you sign up for a bed in a 4 bed room we will match you with people of a similar age group. You will be assigned to a room of people from the same gender.
If you wish to book a room for your family but only have 3 members you must pay for the extra unused bed in the room.
If you want to make sure you have a place at our festival please register as an attendee today and pay the initial deposit. Volunteering spots are limited and we can not guarantee a place as previous years volunteers get priority.
What To Do Next
I hope you can attend this event and share with us this experience. It is always the people that make the event. A unique group like this will only come together once in a life time. Come and be part of this special group. Like the people in the photo create your own Fruitfest memories.
Experience more fruity, sunny, sweet days of summer surrounded by friends and support. Become a healthier, more energetic version of yourself for 5 days. Start the process of losing that excess weight, shedding the chrysalis of an old and stepping into a new you...full of strength and passion for creating a better life for yourself to take with you when you leave.
I look forward to meeting you. Our presenters look forward to serving you. The fruit you will eat is currently on a tree somewhere, ripening in the sun, waiting to be picked and transported directly to your plate at the UK Fruitfest.
Don't miss this chance. Seize the day! Get in touch now. Click the registration button below to start your registration.
Yours in everlasting fruitful friendship,
P.S We have nearly 3000 people who have registered an interest in the event with only 150 or so places available. Places will go fast!