Two to three thousand people are expected to attend the Inaugural Topeka Fall Fest, to be held October 9 at The Vinewood, 2848 SE 29th St. Families will be able to listen to live music, visit over 80 vendors & food trucks, attend the Health & Wellness Fair and take part in the kids activities, such as pumpkin decorating, inflatables, petting zoo, ball toss, cake walk and face painting.
Dozens of local businesses and non-profit organizations take part in the event as vendors or sponsors, and several live music acts will perform on the outdoor stage. The Shawnee Heights High School Drumline will also make an appearance Saturday morning.
An outdoor vendor market will offer a wide variety of products and services, including baked goods, crafts, home decor, clothing & accessories, and more. Several food trucks will be nearby, as well as local food from local restaurants.
Inside Vinewood hall, Emerald City Cosmopolitan Club will present Health & Wellness Fair 2021, which will showcase a variety of health care and fitness businesses and services, several of which will offer presentations or demonstrations to fair goers.
Various local businesses and non-profits will present education and information on healthy eating, mental health, fitness, personal safety, skin care, sanitation, life coaching and other topics. Various vendors will also offer demonstrations of fitness and exercise routines. Other vendors will offer information on assisted living, home safety, health products, healthy foods and more.
Health screenings will be available from various agencies. The Lion’s Club Mobile Vision Unit will also be on hand for screenings
Businesses and organizations represented at the health fair will include Midland Care, Rebound Physical Therapy, Thornton Place, Innov8tive Nutrition, NAMI Kansas, Perfectly Posh, GraceMed, St. Croix Hospice, SoulFire Nutrition, Emerald City Cosmos, Valeo, Pruvit Ketones, Rasmussen University and more.
Many of the vendors will have healthy activities and other options for kids, including Bonkers, Ultimate Bounce, MyGym and more.
Honoring First Responders
The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a Color Guard from Highland Park High School, the National Anthem sung by Hannah Robinson, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans and first responder groups will be honored with a banner that can be signed by fair goers thanking them for their service. Several of these organizations will be represented with a booth at the event.
The event, which takes place from 10am to 3pm, is coordinated by C5Alive, Metro Voice Newspaper, Health & Wellness magazine and Emerald City Cosmopolitan Club.
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Other sponsors include Golden Eagle Casino, Integrity Insurance, Rasmussen University, Peggy Beasterfeld Tax & Accounting, The Pad Restaurant, ServPro, Reser’s Fine Foods, Shannon Nichol REALTOR, SoulFire Nutrition, College HUNKS, Rebound Physical Therapy, Capital City Flooring, Kansas Fencing, Big Phil’s Auto Plaza, Davidson’s Funeral Home, Midwest Barter Exchange and more. Media Sponsors include WIBW, Cumulus, AlphaMedia, WREN Digital, TV25 and others.
For more information, visit Topeka Fall Fest on Facebook, email info@C5Alive.org or call 785-640-6399.
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