Healthy living doesn’t always come naturally.
But never fear, the Healthy Living Fair is here to help.
The fifth annual fair, presented by Radish magazine, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday next to the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market on Fourth Street Southeast.
“A lot of people walk over from the farmers market,” said Allison Roe, editor of Radish, which is a Post-Bulletin publication.
Those who do will find exhibits and displays, food vendors, live music, kids activities and, new this year, a makers market.
“It’s sort of like a mini craft fair, with upcycled, recycled items,” Roe said of the makers market. “I think it will bring a new dimension.”
The makers market will included refurbished furniture, handmade aprons and bags, hand-woven rag rugs made from recycled items, and other hand-crafted goods. The market will be set up inside one of three tents on the grounds.
The main tent will host exhibits, and a third tent will be the site of seminars. Music will be performed at various spots on the grounds.
The area set aside for kids activities will include tree climbing with Maier Tree, a registered dietician from the Rochester Area Family Y, and master gardeners, who will help kids plant flowers in a pot they have decorated themselves.
“People can let their kids play and learn while they look through the fair,” Roe said.
Seminars are Solar Connection at 8:30 a.m., 9Round fitness demonstration at 9 a.m., Struve Paint demonstration at 9:30 a.m., Rochester Clinic CHIP seminar at 10 a.m., Norwex demonstration at 10:30 a.m., and Tonic recipe demonstration at 11 a.m.
Music will be by Lauren Heydt at 8 am., Sean Murphy at 9 a.m., and Jason McKenzie and Jeff Davidson, both at 11 a.m.
Nearly three dozen exhibitors will take part in the fair, with everything from healthy food choices to dental care to alternative produce to health care products and services.
“We do try to have a variety to cover a wide range of interests,” Roe said.