SALTAIRE HOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR
A lovely festival in the model Victorian village of Saltaire, just outside of Bradford.
I’d never been to Saltaire or Bradford for that matter before we went to this health fair. It’s not too long a drive from my house but nevertheless, we got up and set off early. We were attending the festival because of my Korean street food business, Love Kimchi.
We got to Victoria Hall in good time and found a decent enough parking space down a back road so we could unload all of our equipment. Before we set up, we had a quick talk to Steph, the organiser, and she showed us where we would be trading. Her lovely mum quickly walked around our stall area, cleansing the negative energy before we set up.
Although it is a lovely building, it was difficult to bring in all of our equipment. Access was through a small lift as the trading area was in the the main hall which is on the second floor. It took us quite a while to bring in everything from the Love-Kimchimobile. Old buildings are always the same. St George’s Hall in Liverpool was also a difficult building to set up in as were the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle. The Victorians obviously didn’t factor in food festivals and health fairs to their design plans.
We had a lovely spot in the main hall as a couple of the hot food traders had pulled out and we had been bumped up the list. The fair started quiet and we toyed with the idea of moving our tables forward to take advantage of passing trade but we had set everything up and it was going to be too much trouble to do so. We didn’t need to worry. As soon as visitors arrived, we had a queue at our stall until we ended up selling out of everything.
It turned out to be our best ever day of trading for Love Kimchi. The record still hasn’t been beaten. Everyone was so friendly, and we even had some repeat customers stop by and say hello.
At the end of the day I had a bit of time to look around. There were some lovely stalls. I particularly liked the bags, incense and jewelry. As a qualified physiotherapist it was interesting to watch all the various massage techniques being offered. If I’d had time, I definitely fancied a foot massage. Maybe next time. After buying a bracelet for my daughter, we packed up and headed home.
Steph said she would be organising another event next year and we have just heard back from her with a date. 21st July 2019. Hopefully we can secure a spot a this fabulous little event. 😃