GFAF Expo Visits Schaumburg, Illinois

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Newsy | 0 comments

… I’ll be There!

GFAF Logo, courtesy of GFAF ExpoWill YOU be attending the Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo next month in Chicago? I’m getting very excited! I attended it last year and had a blast. I’ll be there again this year to learn about all the new and delicious gluten-free, dairy-free (and even multiple allergen-free) products hitting the industry. I love sharing these new things with you and can’t wait to see what goodies I find.

Why should you attend the GFAF Expo? It has over 100 vendors specifically targeting the gluten-free audience. They’ll be showing and sharing their products with delicious food samples (with opportunities to purchase these) – all of which are safe for Celiacs and those who have a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance. It touched my heart every time I heard a child say, “I can eat that?”, as their parent would hand a sample of some yummy treat to them. But it doesn’t end there! Many of these industry-leading manufacturers, as well as the newer companies to the market, address the needs of multiple food allergens. Having multiple food allergies myself, I especially like this. There’s even a dedicated nut-free area. The GFAF Expo has expanded into auto-immune/anti-inflammatory diseases and autism arenas as well.

Looking for gluten-free items other than food? Last year I was introduced to the most amazing gluten-free lipstick … Red Apple Lipstick (you’ve probably heard me mention them a few times). I scored a sample at the show, then promptly placed an order. I can’t wait to see what personal care vendors will be there this year!  

You’ll also have a chance to meet some dynamic authors who will be sharing their cookbooks, health & nutrition books, even children’s books, on everything encompassed in living a gluten-free lifestyle. Meeting these authors, gleaning some of their knowledge first-hand, and sharing in their enthusiasm for where this industry has come from – where it is going – and how we’re all an integral part of it was one of the highlights of my weekend. 

And I can’t forget to tell you about the “don’t miss” mini seminars. Over 20 informational sessions will be presented by the industry’s leading nutrition and health experts, expert chefs, and best-selling cookbook authors. Be sure to check out the link below for the schedule of events.

This year’s Expo will have a special location set up just for Bloggers -  where you can meet and chat with personalities behind your favorite gluten-free websites. I’ll have a spot too … Be sure to stop by and say hello! I can’t wait to meet you!  

The GFAF Expo is the largest and fastest growing gluten-free event in the United States. You definitely understand that you’re not alone in the gluten-free world when you  see this united community come together at this expo! I am very excited about this show and I hope that you’ll be able to make it a part of your gluten-free journey! 


Here are the details on the Chicago GFAF Expo:

April 20 – 21, 2013

9 am Early Bird Admission: $35 per adult and $10 per child (ages 3-12)

10 am – 4 pm General Admission: $20 per adult and $5 per child (ages 3-12)


The Expo will be held at: 

The Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center

1551 Thoreau Drive North

Schaumburg, IL 60173


For more information about the GFAF Expo, to purchase tickets, and for the complete schedule of classes and informational sessions, be sure to visit the GFAF Expo Website.


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