A unique spiritual experience is coming to Turlock on Saturday, as the Spirit Festival returns to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for its biannual event.
Reverend Gaylene Cornell of The Spiritual Church of Turlock said the festival is a great place to gain insight from one of the event's readers or healers, or to buy handcrafted items.
“It’s such a great experience, and just a wonderful event,” she said. “You can talk about things that you don’t talk about other places spiritually; there’s a sense of friendship and camaraderie.”
The Spirit Festival is a free event that offers attendees the opportunity to meet new and interesting people in a welcoming environment.
“It’s such a fun day,” said Cornell. “People can bring their children, friends, whoever… tables are set up so people are able to sit around, enjoy each other’s company and talk.”
Cornell said the event includes 28 vendors that range from intuitive readers, to unique wire wrapped jewelry and Native American dream catchers to hand-poured candles.
Along with spiritually-focused vendors will also be a variety of food available for sale.
“The food vendors are just fantastic,” she said. “There are tacos, a local baking company that has gluten free, vegan and regular pastries that are all homemade, and so much more.”
This is one of the smaller events that The Spiritual Church of Turlock holds each year, but nonetheless Cornell said it’s her favorite place to be.
“The people that attend and are involved are just incredible. It’s such a great time and it’s my favorite thing to do—regardless of all the work I put into it,” she laughs.
There is a raffle at the end of the day for a chance to win prizes.
“I really encourage the community to come and check it out,” added Cornell. “Come with an open mind; it’s such a fun event.”
The Spirit Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, 900 N. Broadway Ave.