Many of you may remember from last year that I was asked to join the Gluten Free Allergen Free (GFAF) Expo Official Blogger’s Team for their Chicago Event. It was a fabulous weekend filled to the brim with allergy-friendly vendors, foods, cookbooks, authors, speakers, bloggers and so much more! It was, beyond a doubt, the highlight of my spring. (You can read all about my trip to the 2013 GFAF Expo, here!) Well, I’m excited to announce that the GFAF Expo will be returning to Chicago this April and I’ve been asked to return again as part of the blogging team. 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! It’s so much fun. Not only will some of your favorite allergy-friendly vendors be there (like Enjoy Life Foods, Udi’s, Bob’s Red Mill, etc.) but so many new vendors that make “safe” foods for you and your loved ones, too! I brought home so many new “safe” products last year my little men didn’t know what to do or think. They weren’t used to seeing so many foods that they could eat. They kept saying, “Mommy, I can eat this?” Followed by, “Are you sure?” To be honest, I was just as shocked and excited as they were.
Just like last year, all of the vendors are 100% gluten free but many are also free of other top 8 allergens, too. Some of the key vendors participating this year are Glutino, Enjoy Life Foods, Udi’s, Earth Balance, Bakery on Main, Kiki’s, Nature’s Path, Red Apple Lipstick, Leo’s Gluten Free, and so many more! 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.
Have I convinced you to go yet?!?!? Okay, perhaps one more incentive…
I’ll be there! I so love meeting fellow food allergy moms and dads. Those of you who follow along on our food allergy journey, who send me emails, leave comments on blog posts and Facebook – it’s so fun to meet you in person! So if you plan to attend this year’s GFAF Expo in Chicago, please stop by the blogging booth and say hi! Plus, I’ll be hosting a fun giveaway, filled to the brim with my favorite food allergy things!!
April 12-13, 2014
The Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center
$5/children ages 3-10
You can purchase tickets in advance online at a discounted rate.
**Use special code BLOGCHI when you checkout for 35% OFF your tickets.**
Only applies to online ticket order.
For a full list of vendors and speaker schedule, visit the GFAF Expo website.