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It’s that time of year again, time for the largest gluten free event in the US! The Nourished Festival, formerly known as the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo, is coming to Chicago.
For the second year in a row, I have been chosen to be one of the featured bloggers at the event. I cannot wait to connect with all of my fellow gluten free blogger friends and brands on June 1 & 2, 2019! (Stick around to the end of the post to see how you can win FREE tickets to the Festival, 10 lucky readers will win!)
Imagine being in a place where you can eat EVERYTHING – a dream come true, right?! I LOVE the Gluten Free Festival as it’s a place that I can discover and try new brands of delicious gluten free foods.
This festival is AMAZING, every year I am always super grateful for the friendships and knowledge I leave with! If you are new to gluten free life, or even if you are a seasoned (GF seasoning, of course) vet when it comes to this gluten free world, you will leave this festival with a bag full of goodies, a smile on your face AND a full tummy! Yes – I said full tummy, there are samples GALORE and guess what!? THEY ARE ALL GLUTEN FREE and, if you have other food allergies or intolerances like me, or if you follow a special diet, they have dedicated sections just for you!
These sections include:
- Plant Based
That’s not all, many of the vendors are free from the top 8 allergens (or at least some) so there is truly something for everyone to eat.
I can’t forget to mention that the amount of take home goodies you receive is well worth the admission price and then some! (Check out my haul from last year below – this is not even 1/2 of it)
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I don't even know where to begin – this year's Chicago @gfafexpo was AMAZING! 🌟 I met some wonderful blogger friends in person and met with so many amazing brands! Just wanted to show off SOME (i seriously have about 3x more goodies) of the lovely things I got this weekend. A MAJOR thank you to @bfreefoods for the extra swag bag and VIP chill room you provided for all the bloggers and @madegoodfoods & @mozaicschips for the special blogger goodie bags! Thank you to @aleiasgf, @mamastoens and @mspsgfree for the bonus free goodies you gave to me and of course thank you to all of the other vendors for your yummy goodies and coupons! Can't wait to try everything and let you know my favorites! 😋 I had such a blast being a featured blogger and I cannot wait for the #GFAFExpo 2019! 💜 . . . . . #glutenfreelife #glutenfree #glutenfreeexpo #veganfood #glutenfreefood #glutenfreefollowme #allergyfriendly #madegood #enjoylifefoods #eatfreely #gfree #gfreelife #celiac #celiacdisease #gfexpo #glutenfreelifestyle #glutenfreeeats #goodies #goodiesbag #glutenfreediet #bloggerlife #blog #blogging #instablog #glutenfreeblogger #glutenfreeblog
This festival is truly fun for everyone. In addition to the delicious food, there are fun activities for the kids and there are many classes on a wide range of topics when it comes to living with dietary restrictions.
Grab your best friend, neighbor, kids, significant other, co-worker, whomever and invite them to join you to experience this gluten free paradise! Even if they are non-GF, they will likely enjoy themselves and learn something new at the same time, I promise. My mother is not gluten free, but she has attended with me the last 2 years and has learned so many new things and tasted so many new delicious foods. She has enjoyed it so much, that she won’t stop talking about it!
Nourished Festival Ticket and Location Information
I mentioned earlier that ten of you are going to win free tickets to the Chicago Nourished Festival on June 1 & 2. All you have to do to enter this giveaway is complete at least one of the items on the Rafflecopter below, the more you complete, the more entries you will get! Giveaway closes May 30th at 11:59pm CST, winners will be contacted via E-mail NOTE: You must live in the Chicagoland area to win free admission as that is the only city it will be good for!
WHEN: June 1-2, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm on both Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd
WHERE: Schaumburg Convention Center
If you don’t want to enter the giveaway, you can still get the tickets for a great discount by using the code below:
20% off w/ code ADVANCE through 5/31
Click here to purchase your tickets!
I hope to see all of you Chicago peeps at the 2019 Nourished Festival. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message or check out the Nourished Festival’s FAQ.