The best Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly expo where celiacs, gluten & food allergic, autoimmune suffers alike can gather for a safe consumer to brand in-person experience! The GFAF Expo is the chance to connect with manufacturers, educators, services, and the community as a whole!
I am so excited to be an official blog ambassador for the GFAF Expo this year! If you’re a very long-time reader, you’ll remember that I attended the expo 2 years ago and blogged about it here. It was the first “foodie” expo I’d ever attended as it’s rare you can find any type of expo or conference close to New Jersey! I loved it though and was sad I couldn’t attend last year, but this year I am able to get up there again as well as be an ambassador. (Finally those business cards will com in handy!)
Anyway, if you don’t know what the GFAF Expo is, let me tell you! “The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to seven cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.”
Some of the upcoming expos for the rest of 2015 and 2016 are as follows:
Secaucus, NJ – October 3-4, 2015
Dallas, TX – October 17-18, 2015
San Diego, CA – Feburary 20-21, 2016
Atlanta, GA – April 2-3, 2016
Schaumburg, IL – May 14-15 2016
Worchester, MA – July 23-24, 2016
I will be attending the one in Secausus the weekend of October 3rd, at the Meadowlands Expedition Center. If you want to attend, you can get 20% through October 2nd using this link. If you purchase your ticket through that link, you can get a FREE 1-year subscription to Delight Gluten Free Magazine! (That’s my favorite G-Free mag, by the way)!
What can you expect at the expo? Well it’s a vendor fair with over 100 vendors, who will be offering samples, coupons, discounted products for purchase from their brand, educational sessions by some of the leaders in the gluten-free/allergen-free community like: Jenna Drew, Silvana Nardone, Jen Cafferty, Dr. Peter Green, Amy Fothergill, and Carol Kicinski. There is also tons of free goodies and prizes to collect (I came back stocked!), and really, the best part is getting to meet and speak with your favorite brands, authors, bloggers and gluten-free peeps! You will meet so many new brands, people, and see tons of products to try!
My most memorable moment when I went 2 years ago was meeting the wonderful founders of GF Harvest, who produce safe gluten-free oats. They encouraged me to try oats again after a lengthy conversation, which lead me to the Ola! Granola stall (who is so sadly out of business now), and from there that began my extreme love for granola (and oats)! The expo is also where I discovered Wink! That was a fun company to meet in person!
So I am beyond excited an honored to be an official blog ambassador this year! I have one more surprise for you too! I have FOUR promo codes to give away to my readers who can attend the Secaucus expo, for free admission to one day of the expo (either Saturday or Sunday). The first 4 people to comment below that they can and will attend and would like a code will get an email from me with the code!
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Can’t wait to see you there!!!
So tell me:
+ Have you ever been to any of the GFAF Expos?
+ What brand would you love to meet in-person?
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