In about a week and a half, one of my favorite events is taking place – the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo Chicago! While the past couple years I went to other locations of the GFAF Expo for work (lucky me!) my heart is still at the event in Chicago, at the home of the event. My first time going was in 2012 and ever since I wanted to be able to bring my daugters to the Expo. Well, this is the year! The show is May 2 and 3, and being held at the Schaumburg Convention Center.
Have you been yet? The Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo is a fabulous weekend filled to the brim with allergy-friendly vendors, foods, cookbooks, authors, speakers, bloggers and so much more! I couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t been to a Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo and you live within driving distance you MUST go (you can see all of the locations they will be at on the website). It’s so much fun. Not only will some of your favorite allergy-friendly vendors be there (Bob’s Red Mill, Enjoy Life Foods, Udi’s, etc.) but many new vendors that make foods for you and your loved ones, too. Things and flavors you didn’t know even were available, and you get to try them so you know if they are something your family will enjoy. LOVE that! I bring home so many new products when I go to a GFAFexpo, my kids act like I’m Santa. 🙂 I am so excited to bring my girls this year so they can try things themselves first hand, without the worry that they are eating things that will make them sick. They’ve never had such a great opportinity!
At the Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo all of the vendors are 100% gluten free but many are also free of other top 8 allergens, too. There are over 150+ vendors participating in the event. They will have lots of foods to sample and goodies and coupons for you to take home.
So, are you going? If you are let me know in the comments. I’ll be there and I’d love to meet you. Meeting food allergy and celiac champion moms and dads are a perk of doing what I do. Those of you who follow along on my blog, leave comments and send me emails – it’s so fun to meet you in person! If you plan to attend this year’s GFAF Expo in Chicago, please stop by the blogging booth and say “Hi!” or stop me if you see me running around at the vender booths. I’d love to meet you!
Gluten Free Allergen Free Expo Chicago
When: May 2-3, 2015, 10 am-4 pm
Where: The Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
Tickets: (You can purchase tickets in advance online at a discounted rate. Only applies to online ticket order.)
$5/children ages 3-12
I am an official blogger for the GFAFexpo Chicago this year. I will receive tickets for myself to go into the event, but am not compensated in any other way. I genuinely love this event and Jen Cafferty, who started it. Hope to see you there!