This year we have 7 new venues to entertain, inform and participate in!
Sun Stage Entertainment:
Throughout the day you’ll enjoy the music of local musicians from our Sun Stage! Sing along, dance along or play along. Have a good time! Winter is gone and the Dandelion’s are out! Wear yellow it's the enduring colour of our festival.
Dandelion Village Marketplace:
This year the Dandelion Day vendors and practitioners are sharing space inside the big tent and out on the grounds. Have a look around, talk to the skilled natural health practitioners and wellness providers of our community. They’re offering mini sessions in many different modalities, a wide variety of natural health products for sale, and of course everything is locally sourced! Our vendors are people that care about you and their community, they all love what they do and can’t wait to introduce themselves to you. Search out information, new contacts and beautiful natural products for your family’s better health!
Dandelion Café and Local Food Vendors
Come taste the fantastic food brought to you by our local food vendors and caterers. Two caterers you won't want to miss are Dan Ledandan Foods and By the Bridge. We’ve challenged the Dandelion Day caterers to offer unique and local food dishes with a few special surprise items featuring dandelions! Dandelions are nutritious herbs from root to flower so the possibilities are endless. Enjoy a great food experience whether it’s something delicious to enjoy at the festival or something to take home from local food vendors including Lunar Rhythm Gardens. Taste the fresh bread, maple syrup, fruits, vegetables, salad greens, and so much more. Bring your re-cycled bags to carry your treats home!
Children’s Activity Wall:
This is a family event and we have some great activities for kids of all ages. Active kids are healthy kids and we want to know how you do it! Write your favorite activity on the wall, take a selfie and post it online! Challenge your friends to get active too!
Healthy Living Demos:
We will be presenting a series of interactive healthy living workshops and demos designed to bring you new information and experiences throughout the day. A full listing will be provided the day of the event. Join in a discussion, learn something you’ve never thought of before and share your time with like-minded others.
Every year Dandelion Day offers an awesome silent auction table with items donated by many of our local businesses. Here you’ll find books, gift certificates, natural products, household accessories, herbs, unique gift baskets and more. Come early, place your bids and check on them often during the day, final call will at 3:30pm.
Local Authors Table:
Peterborough has an amazing, diverse and creative group of local authors covering health care solutions, healthy cookbooks, inspirational books for children, environmental and nature based philosophy, all centered on improving the quality of your life. The authors will be here to sell their books and sign them for you.
Festival Ambassador Brenda Tapp N.D. DDF:
Our Dandelion Day Ambassador Dr. Brenda Tapp ND is medical director and founder of Peterborough Centre of Natural Medicine, Peterborough's first complementary cancer care centre and IV therapy lounge. Dr. Tapp is a life long resident of Peterborough, a graduate of Trent University and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. Through her own journey to reduce her own risk of cancer she has become incredibly passionate about sharing her knowledge with the community she loves. Dr. Tapp will be on site all day to welcome you to our healthy lifestyles show and answer some of your questions.
Kawartha Loon Local Currency:
Transition Town Peterborough created the Kawartha Loon Exchange and introduced the Kawartha Loon to local businesses as a powerful initiative to drive our own local economy. All vendors and practitioners of the Dandelion Day Festival are members of the KLE and have committed to trading exclusively in Kawartha Loons on this day.
You can get ready for the festival by buying Kawartha Loons during regular business hours at the Peterborough Community Credit Union at 167 Brock St in Downtown Peterborough or at the festival from the PCS Banking Station When you buy Kawartha Loons for $.90 Cdn you immediately increase your buying power by 10% ; or put another way everything you buy at the festival and everywere else you spend KL's you are receiving an automatic 10% discount. See the inside back cover of this magazine for a list of businesses that welcome the Kawartha Loon at par to the Cdn dollar year round.
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