FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions:
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
(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 & email address.
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.
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.
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 www.rawfestival.com
For other information, the Intl Assoc. phone number is 503-246-1684 or you may also
send an email to RawFestival@aol.com. All accommodation reservations, however, must be
made this year with the individual businesses concerned rather than through the
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
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.
have to be a Raw Foodist already to attend this event?
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
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: www.RawFestival.com
8. What does it cost to Sign up for the Festival,
Gourmet Dinner & Auction, Presenter Intensives & Association membership?
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
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
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.
evenings events are FREE) Register now.
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 evenings entertainment
& auction. The Dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 18 in Hillsboro, Oregon
the Festival site. Maps to the Gourmet Diner
site will be sent in your confirmation packet. All dinner tickets must be purchased in
seating is limited to 150.
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 websites 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 years festival?
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
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?
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.
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
email address (so you can
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?
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 (www.rawfestival.com or www.rawfoods.com/festival)
or call/email us directly & we will get back to you & get you plugged in.
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
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 at RawFestival@aol.com) 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 years presenters &
will be leading two of the Intensives on Thursday, August 19th! Some
speakers from last years 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
can I get audio or video Tapes/CDRoms of 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003 Festivals?
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 years (2004) CDRoms will be available on site as they produced!
14, How can I help get the news
out about this years Festival? What can I do in my own area where I live?
way is to become an Area Chair: Help
spread the raw news...Are you someone with a passion for getting the news about the 2004
International Festival out in the area you live? We need people to volunteer as areas
chairs & to put out posters, flyers, give out information, gather contact information,
etc. Let Linda know at 503-246-1684 or RawFestival@aol.com with your snail mail address
& phone number & she will get an Area Chair packet out to you ASAP. (Note: You
will be recognized for this "work-of-love" with your name in the Festival
booklet, & in other ways, unless you request otherwise.)
15. What else can I do that helps
the Raw Foods Movement itself? Whats a Brave Raw World Ambassador?
WHO WANT TO MAKE A YEAR COMMITMENT
HELPING "MAP" RAW FOODS & RAWFOODISTS
would like to know more about this groundbreaking project, please call or email the
International Association Board Outside Advisor, Linda Louise Simon, directly at
503-246-1684. There will be more about this soon on the official Intl Festival
websites & at the Festival...this is one of the most exciting projects currently being
undertaken by the International Association for this upcoming year! Click here to be a Raw
16. What are some other Raw Events
are on our email list, we will be sending you out information about other Raw events
around the world in the coming months. One of the most exciting is the First European
for more information go to www.fresh-network.com . If you know of events that are not on our list, please let us
know & we will pass them on too. The International Association website also will have
constantly updated information: www.rawfestival.com.
17. Id like to be more active in the
International Association or Start a local chapter of the Association
how do I do
Linda Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
503-246-1684 & sign up for this years special 2 day Assoc. Leadership
Training after the Festival ($75 per person) Aug 24/25 here in Portland. (Some housing
available for early registrants)