WellFest’s mission is to foster a community invested in wellness by supporting health providers in the Triangle area. WellFest accomplishes this goal by connecting attendees with local wellness professionals and creating safe spaces for educational experiences and conversations.
WellFest is produced by Shannon Media, Inc. - the parent company of Heart of NC Weddings Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine. WellFest partners with the Durham Tech Foundation to fund student scholarships.
Since WellFest’s launch in 2019, the multi-day event has moved from downtown Durham to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. WellFest’s purpose is to celebrate the City of Medicine by introducing community members to local wellness opportunities. Each WellFest class supports one or more of the five pillars of wellness: movement, nutrition, motivation, mental health and culture. WellFest’s video collection provides participants with the tools to engage with educational and fitness classes, meditative practices and inspirational stories.
WellFeast offers an interactive virtual cooking class with Kevin Callaghan, chef and owner of Acme Carrboro. The at-home cooking class features dinner for two and a virtual video component created by local farmers and wellness experts. In order to participate, attendees must visit University Kia of Durham & Chapel Hill for contactless pick up of a food cooler and swag bag on Oct. 3 from noon- 3 p.m. With each ticket sold our partners at Hungry Harves will donate 10 pounds of produce to food insecure families within Durham Public School System.
On October 3 you can pick up your cooler at University Kia located at 5105 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707 between the hours of noon and 3 pm. Follow the signs.
Yes. To pick up your WellFest PLUS food cooler, you don’t even have to roll down your window. Visit the University Kia lot located on 15/501 and hold up your ticket or a piece of paper with your name written on it. Pop open your trunk and the WellFest crew will place all of your items into the vehicle.
- Food items prepared by Chef Kevin Callaghan
- Produce from Hungry Harvest
- Pantry items
- Recipe cards
- Swag from our vendors and sponsors to help you lead a healthy life
All participants will receive an email on Monday, September 28th prior to WellFest with a list of pantry items, utensils and cooking items needed to complete your meal.
WellFest PLUS meal is gluten-free. However, the dishes were not prepared in a gluten-free environment, so if you are highly allergic please note that there may have been cross-contamination. WellFest PLUS offers a vegetarian food cooler that attendees can select at ticket purchase.
That’s okay! The video will go live on Oct. 3 at 5:00 p.m. The pre-recorded video gives attendees the flexibility to start, rewind, pause or watch at any time.
From your home. Internet access is required in order to access the video component. We will post the video on WellFestNC.com for you at 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Recipe cards placed inside the food cooler will substitute for video instruction.
Each WellFest PLUS food cooler feeds 2 people.
WellFest Virtual Membership
Absolutely! We hope you’ll attend all of the classes and share them with your friends and family on social media!