Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Early Bird Gets Everything EXCEPT the Worm

A few years back, I was told about this glorious allergy-friendly expo in Atlanta, GA. I hemmed and I hawed because it's a good 4-5 hours away and my family are pretty much homebodies. But when I began to research it, I made the decision to change one of our family's habits forever. We became Event Geeks.

On our way, bagged breakfast for the ride
Event Geek?! This is a phrase that I use to best describe the strange fascination I have with allergy-friendly expos and events. I don't just like attending these events, I LOVE them. I love meeting new people, I love trying new allergy-friendly products, I love seeing how much our food choices have changed and most of all, I love having weeks of samples for my kitchen pantry. The Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo boasts of being the biggest event in the United States- our family was more than spoiled because it truly is hard to compare other events to this one. Don't get me wrong- as an Event Geek, I love all events and expos because you can always learn something new, always leave with something but the Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo was like I died and went to allergy-friendly heaven. It's a huge room filled with aisle upon aisle of foods and each aisle is labeled (such as nut free, etc.). Need a visual? Bear with me, I didn't have a great camera the last time around ;)


Do you SEE all of the aisles? All of the food? All of the people and excitement?!! Those lovely ladies with the bags- you will also see bags that are waiting to be filled when you go this time too (I cannot promise they will be the same ladies).

Buy Now, Save & Become an Event Geek This time around, I am proud to be a part of the Press/Blogger Team for the Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo (Wow! Talk about Event Geek Extraordinaire). Not only will I be interviewing as many of the companies and sponsors that will be at this event as possible, I have also been given the power to help all of you join us and become an Event Geek too! PLUS- I have a way to get you a discounted ticket. How does that all sound to you right now?  Who wants to join me and the multiple sponsors April 2-3rd in Atlanta, GA? Put your Event Geek hat on and simply click HERE and enter promo code ADVANCE to save 20% off of your tickets NOW! (I say NOW not to be pushy but because the promotion is only good through 4/1/16 so you literally must do it NOW.) I do disclose that I am an expo affiliate so the link I provided is in conjunction with this affiliation- please be kind, use the link I provided, share and help a blogger out so I can get you more of these great events and promotions in the future.

Dates, Times & Places All proper Event Geeks must have this crucial information to attend, of course. Please be advised that this Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo information is for the Atlanta, GA expo only- please be sure & check their website for full details on their other expos across the United States.

April 2 & 3, 2016
10 AM - 4 PM
Cobb Galleria Centre- Exhibit Hall A  
2 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
770.955.8000

* Need an interactive map? Just go HERE
* Directions & parking too? Click HERE
(PS- parking is FREE!)

Event Geek Checklist: The cost of each discounted ticket (using promo code ADVANCE) gets you FREE parking, event bag, samples, information, classes and you can cross off "Become an Event Geek" from your to-do list.

Who's Who I wanted to make sure I shared both the Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo Sponsors AND the exhibitors. (So, basically, I have placed all necessary Event Geek information right at your fingertips!) Ready? It's a big list! Thankfully because without them, we would be sad Event Geeks:

Sponsors Include:                                              
Glutino     Udi's Gluten Free   EarthFare    Enjoy Life Foods     Kroger     Sprouts 
Earth Balance     Smart Flour Foods     SunButter     Bell Plantation
Building Blocks Magazine     Spinato's Fine Foods      

Exhibitors Include:
Abundant Love     Against the Grain Gourmet     Arbonne     Ardenne Farm
Atlanta Gastroenterology     Baby Mum-Mums     Bakery on Main      Bare Belly Organics
Beanfields Snacks     Bell Plantation     Building Blocks Magazine     Camp Weekaneatit
Canyon Bakehouse     Celiac Support Association     Chef Vedam     Your Comfort For Life
Daiya Foods     Estrella Damm Daura     Delight Gluten Free Magazine     doTerra Jenna Drew
Earth Balance     Enjoy Life Foods     Freedom Foods     Garden Lites     Gluten Intolerance Group
Glutino     Hilary's     I Heart Keenwah     Kinnikinnick     Kitchen Craft Cookware
Kroger     Love Grown Foods     Maggiano's     Mahatma     Massel     Mike's
Milton's Baking     Mina's Purely Divine Gluten Free     No Gluten Inc.     Nubian Heritage
Paleo Magazine     Pascha Chocolate     Rainbow     Red Daisy Group     Ronzoni Gluten Free
RP's Pasta Company     San-J     Shay-Latte Coffee     Smart Flour Foods     Sonoma Flatbreads
Spiked Seltzer     Spinato's Fine Foods     Sprouts     Success Rice     Sugar & Spice Market
SunButter     Swerve Sweetener     Three Bakers     GF Mom Certified     TransOcean
Udi's Gluten Free     Vans Foods     Veggie Fries     Younique by Jennifer Baugus

MORE Exhibitors Added!
2bWhole     Dr. Biggs Chiropractic     EarthFare     Elmhurst Harvest     Safe & Happy Family
Saffron Road     Schar     True Source Family Chiropractic     Zuresh


I would also like to extend a very special thank you to one of my Sponsors Winona Pure Oils. I have had the honor of working with them for a few years, love the commitment they have to their products and I am honored that they have graciously offered to be a sponsor so that I can report on the amazing things to come and see at the Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Expo.

           Can't wait to see everyone in a few weeks!                                             
                                                 
 








2 comments:

  1. Kitchen Geek, event Geek, I will turn you into a scooper Geek. You'll see! Enjoy the show!!!

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    1. I know you will! Thanks and hope I see you again soon~

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