Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo in Dutchess on April 10Mar 31, 2021 09:47PM ● By Marilee Burrell
On April 10 (rain date April 11), dozens of small businesses from across the Hudson Valley will set up booths in the Dutchess Stadium parking lot for a free 2021 Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo.This is an opportunity for community members to browse the latest products and services while supporting local businesses.
New vendors are signing on every day, but among the many participating businesses already on board are Sensory Stepping Stones, C&J Fitness, Blissful Esthetics, Gautier Gummies, Crystal Wraps by Julie, Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, Bella Serenity Soaps, Waves of Caring, Right from the Hive, Delicious Nutrition, and MicroGreens to go by HIgher Heritage. Food vendors will include Crazy Box Bakery Truck, which sells healthy sandwiches and sweet treats, and KeddiesV, which sells handmade vegan food.
The event will be Covid safe, with vendors spaced out and the crowd staggered to ensure safety. Mask wearing is required, and all vendors will have sanitizer at their tables. Guests must complete a registration form / Covid questionnaire to attend.
The fair is being organized by Ramon Pineiro, founder and owner of the I Love Local Rewards Program. According to Brittany Gregorio, program assistant, Pineiro wanted to create the event after life threw him “a couple of curveballs”: His leg was badly injured in a car accident, leading to a seven-year recovery, and then his wife, Joan, contracted Lyme disease. They had to seek out different means and methods to get Joan feeling better, in some aspects taking a more natural approach.
“Using the I Love Local Rewards Program, which Ramon created as a platform for small local businesses, he found new ways to heal and grow, as well as different ways to eat and exercise,” Gregorio says. “This is what inspired him to create our annual Beauty, Health and Wellness Expo. There are others who can benefit, as he and Joan did, from the natural and holistic businesses out there.”
Location: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.