Pat or anyone, can you guys help?
I know someone in AAA travel department, but I doubt she can get me a good rate..I'll try too.
It would be great if a bunch of SF Bay Area folks shows up. Not only we get to meet folks for other countries , but new friends in the Bay Area.
p.s. Pat, can you email me info of the Thailand resort/raw place. Maybe we can get a bunch of people go with group rates. I heard right now till Sept or so, are the best times for tropical fruits.
p.p.s. Thanks Wanda, the stranger who now is my friend for making me a raw dinner last night.
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Subject: FAQ on 2004 Intl' Raw Foods Festival
From: "International Raw Foods Association" <rawfestival@...
Tue, June 8, 2004 6:17 am
2004 Intl' Raw Foods Festival
Dates & Location:
Wednesday, August 18 through Sunday, August 22, 2004
Washington County Fairgrounds Field
10+ Acres of grassy field across from the Main Fair Complex
About 45 minutes west from the Portland Intl? Airport & across the street
from the Hillsboro Airport
873 NE 34th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon This year?s 2004 International Festival will be about
translating the raw foods lifestyle into mainstream living & how to make
it more easily accessible for the rich diversity of beings & lifestyles
represented on this planet. This year?s Intl? Festival is all about ?why &
how??not only for current rawfoodists, but the average person wanting to
explore new options.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I pay for my admission with a credit card?
Yes, Visa or Master Cards & Discovery are accepted?you may pay by email,
through www.PayPal.com, or the quickest?by phone: (503-246-1684), or
by regular mail to 8700 SW Borders, Portland, Oregon 97223. Please include
the name the card is listed in, the amount of what you want put on the
card (i.e. number of days x number of people for what type of tickets),
list the credit card number & expiration date also. Be sure & give us your
contact information such as address with your zip code, phone number &
2. Can I just wait & get my admission ticket at the gate?
Tickets will be sold at the gate each day, as long as we have enough room
on the grounds to accommodate walk-in attendees?.HOWEVER, if the grounds
are becoming over full, we will suspend walk-in ticket sales and only
honor those tickets sold in advance.
3. How will I know which day to buy my tickets for?
Single day tickets are good for any of the days?buy the quantity that you
want to come to & then choose which days to attend later.
4. Are there accommodations available on the grounds?
This year all accommodations are off site of the actual Festival
Grounds?for detailed information on official hotel/RV sites, camping &
other accommodations such as hostels, please go to the website at
www.rawfoods.com/festival or http://www.rawfestival.com/
information, the Intl? Assoc. phone number is 503-246-1684 or you may also
send an email to RawFestival@...
. All accommodation reservations,
however, must be made this year with the individual businesses concerned
rather than through the Association.
5. Is food included in our admission price or is there food to
purchase on the grounds:
The 2004 International Festival features a Vegetarian/Vegan Chefs? Food
Court, a Farmers Market & Exotic Fruit Garden?all available daily to
purchase food from. (Food is separate from the admission). Prices range
from about a $1 in the Farmers Market to a maximum of about $8 for a full
meal, complete with desert, in the Food Court. Various product venders
also will have food samples & some of the food demos will be interactive
as well. Foods will be plainly marked whenever they contain an item that
might need dietary discretion (honey, for example.) All foods served on
the grounds will be vegetarian or vegan and raw. Bottled/filtered water &
fruit & veggie juices will also be available to purchase.
6. Do I have to be a Raw Foodist already to attend this event?
This Festival is put on, in part, to introduce people to the concept of
Raw Foods in a fun, non-judgmental, non-threatening, educational manner.
Our International Association definition of a RAW FOODIST ?IS ANYONE WHO
EATS 50% OR MORE OF THEIR DIET AS RAW FOODS 100% of the time.?. This
Festival is based on the premise that people need to be honored from where
they are currently & be given the opportunity to receive information on
all the different views of what a Raw Food Life Style can be like? so that
they can make individual choices that best reflect their needs &
lifestyles?there are many raw food paths to choose from! Excitingly, part
of the Festival will be open FREE to the public this year, so that
everyone can begin to discover the benefits of the living foods lifestyle.
When you come, invite a non-rawfoodist friend to come join you!!
7. Is there a website I can find out more information on?
The official 2004 Festival Website is up as of June & more items are being
added to it weekly. Keep checking these sites for answers, maps, speaker &
events scheduled, etc. This is a great resource:
www.rawfoods.com/festival. The official International Raw & Living Foods
Association website also has information about the Festival & what is
happening in the Raw Movement Worldwide: http://www.rawfestival.com/
8. What does it cost to Sign up for the Festival, Gourmet Dinner &
Auction, Presenter Intensives & Association membership?
A. 3 day Festival passes are $125US per person again this year, with a 10%
discount for early signup if you register before July 1, 2004 and with
another 10% discount if you are an Association member. (children 14 &
younger are free admission with a paid adult.) Register now.
B. Association membership is $20 per year per person or $35 per year per
family "unit" (or $1,000 lifetime membership) & entitles you to vote on
member related issues, get the Association newsletter & receive 10% off 3
day festival & other event passes & all Assoc. booth audio, video tapes &
other items & a lot more neat stuff! Join NOW!
C. Single day passes to the 2004 Festival are $45US. There are no
discounts on single day costs. You may use single day tickets any of the
days Friday, August 20 thru Sunday, August 22. (Single day tickets are not
good for Thurs., Aug. 19 for the Presenter Intensives; Thurs. evening?s
events are FREE) Register now.
D. The Haute Cuisine, Gourmet Dinner ticket prices are $75 per person for
Assoc. Members & $100 for non-members. This include the multi-coursed
dinner with beverages & the evening?s entertainment & auction. The Dinner
will be held on Wednesday, August 18 in Hillsboro, Oregon?near the
Festival site. Maps to the Gourmet Diner site will be sent in your
confirmation packet. All dinner tickets must be purchased in
advance?seating is limited to 150.
E. Presenter Intensives will be offered during the day on Thursday, August
19 for those of you who wish to spend time doing a full day of intensive
learning with one of your favorite speakers or chefs. Would you be excited
to get to spend the day (6 hours) with your favorite speaker as part of a
small group exploring a specific topic around raw foods? Then this extra
event is made just for you! Cost is $75 per person. The Intensives &
presenters will be listed on the Festival website?s Presenter Intensives
page as they become known. You must pre-reserve a space with your
preference in advance to be guaranteed a place. Space is limited in all
these Intensives, so sign up early !
9. Will there be childcare & youth activities offered at this year?s
YES! there will be Childcare? & again this year it will be a cooperative
system...you volunteer some time in trade. We have a whole childcare area
with play activities planned this year. See website for more details. A
Youth program is also being put together, so keep checking the Festival
website for details as they evolve!
10: What are the exact specifics I need to include?the How & Where to sign
up? for all of these things listed that I want to do?
You can sign up by Visa, MasterCard, Discovery, check, money order, or
PayPal.com. To signup: send by snail mail, email, fax or phone message the
information listed below, along with your payment & payment information.
Snail-mail: 8700 SW Borders, Portland, Oregon 97223
full name, (name listed on the credit card if using one),
mailing address for confirmation to be sent to (& mailing address for
credit card if different),
contact phone number or numbers (& indicate whether work, home or cell &
any time preferences for being called back),
email address (so you can receive updates),
number & names of people you want Festival tickets for & whether these are
1 day or 3 day passes,
number & type of memberships wanted (or that you are already a member)
number of Gourmet Dinner tickets wanted.
number of people & title(s) of Presenter Intensive(s) you/your family want
to participate in.
11. What kinds of Volunteer & work-trade opportunities are before, during
& after the Festival?
There are numerous Volunteer opportunities to help both before, during &
after the Festival. We are asking those who can simply volunteer their
time to do so for an hour or ??? & leave the "work-trade" spots for those
who are the most financially challenged. More information can be gotten on
volunteering & our needs in different areas, from the websites
or www.rawfoods.com/festival) or call/email
us directly & we will get back to you & get you plugged in.
12. When will the Festival Schedule of events be finalized so we know what
Presenters, Interactive Workshops, Food Demos, Presentations, Panels &
Youth Programming will be offered this year?
The exact days & times & speakers are just being finalized & will go up on
the website as we confirm them, so keep checking the sites we have listed
here...we will also send out an email to update you all when that happens
if you are on our email list. (To get on the email list send us an email
) Most information should be available by mid-July.
Yes, It has definitely been confirmed that both Dr. Gabriel Cousens, as
well as Karen Knowler from the Fresh Network in England, will be among
this year?s presenters & will be leading two of the Intensives on
Thursday, August 19th! Some speakers from last year?s event were Dr. Fred
Bisci, Bijan (Effortless Prosperity), Master Chef Cherie Soria, Master
Gourmet Chad Sarno, Dr. Doug Graham, Viktoras Kulvinskas, the Ann Wigmore
Institute from Puerto Rico, David Wolfe, John Kallas (Wild Foods), John
Kohler (2003 winner of the Golden Rose Award for Raw Entrepreneurism),
Mike White (Breath Coach), Paul Nison, Professor Roz Gruben, Dr. Tim
Trader, Victoria Boutenko & the Raw Family & a whole lot MORE....we expect
most of these to return this year too in some capacity. Program Schedule
13. How can I get audio or video Tapes/CDRoms of 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003
The list of Association produced ?tapes? available is long & getting
longer every year!! Missed one or more of the past Festivals & want to
hear the message your favorite speaker gave???.... we have the
Audios/Videos Available!! See the website for a detailed order form or
call/email us for one. If you are an International Association Member you
will receive a 10% discount on all such purchases too!! Again this year?s
(2004) CDRoms will be available on site as they produced!
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