Live consciously, live well!
Get your regular dose of healthy living at the Holistic Life.Style & Eco Fair in Gardens, Cape Town!
Craving all things good, wholesome and healthy? Get to the Holistic Life.Style & Eco Fair (ex-Obs Holistic Lifestyle Fair)
Discover a wide range of health, wellness, conscious, natural, green, complementary, esoteric,
eco-friendly, healthy and alternative exhibitors ready to cater to your every mind, body or spirit need!
"Life is just a chance to grow a soul."
A. Powell Davies
Since June 1997 the Fair has provided a unique opportunity for visitors to experience 100+ quality lifestyle stalls:
*conscious living books & world music *crystals, talismans & many other esoteric items *talks, workshops, live music, films, displays & buskers *healing & therapeutic treatments; life readings & counselling *body art, henna painting, threading & holistic body treatments *organic, whole & natural food & body products (vegetarian, vegan & halaal) *plants & herbs; green/eco, recycled & repurposed, health & healing products *wholesome products/services/info for families (well-behaved four-legged family also welcome!) *unusual artisanal goods: original art & craftwork, vintage & limited edition clothing & jewellery, bespoke décor
When & Where: Come rain or shine - Gardens Commercial High School, Gardens, City Bowl, Cape Town - until the end of 2012 on the first Sunday every month, 10-4
Thereafter it will become an even larger, 2-day quarterly festival, starting
in February 2013, when it will then take place every three months instead of monthly 2013 Fairs: February, May, August and November - exact dates TBC.
Cape Town Weather Forecast
The Fair happens come rain or shine since the majority of our exhibitors
are indoors & undercover.
Great activities for families
features a creative play and craft area featuring a variety of activities to
keep your little ones busy, plus the nearby Iziko museums and adjacent Company’s
Garden full of squirrels, birds, fish and green areas makes an ideal place for
a family outing.
Adults R10; Students/Pensioners/Teens: R5; U12-s FREE
Free entry to any films, talks, performances & displays.
Donate items at the entrance for charity: bring unwanted items/blankets/clothes/books/toys for donation to our monthly 'Count Your Blessings' Donation Drive and get into the Fair for half-price.
A bit about the Fair's history
The Fair was started started in June of 1997 on the banks of the Liesbeek River in
Observatory as a way of bringing like-minded people together in a
community-oriented setting who were interested in exploring body, mind
and spirit topics. After a short move to the River Club, until 2011 it
was held at the Observatory Recreation Centre, and after we outgrew that
space, we moved to Gardens Commercial High School in May of 2012.
The Fair was originally known as the Holistic Lifestyle Fair, but
the move in 2012 was a great chance for us to revamp the event slightly in
celebration of its 15 years of existence. The Fair has always had a
strong emphasis on showcasing a variety of healthier living options, but
our focus since 2012 has been to move more towards environmentally-friendly options,
as well as offering opportunities for visitors to learn about making
more conscious choices about their physical health, emotional wellbeing,
and 'growing their soul' through free talks, films and workshops.
Visitors can expect to find an average of 100 lifestyle exhibitor
each month, ranging from holistic therapists, life readers, whole and
organic food, plants, eco-friendly products, world music, a great
selection of books, limited edition clothes/jewellery and handcrafts,
body care products, crystals, talismans, art and handcraft, henna
painting, decor and much more. Besides offering free films and talks
every month, we also frequently feature a variety of free entertainment
such as live music and performances, plus we also have a kids' activity
area. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome!
The Fair has always had a relaxed, friendly vibe that invites people
of all backgrounds, ages and belief systems to come together in a
comfortable and open-minded setting. We have a loyal following of
regulars, and many people who come once become familiar faces amongst
the crowd. We have visitors who started coming in 1997 who have been
there almost every month since - hope to welcome you there soon!