Have you ever dreamt of a scenario where you could sample foods from over 100 vendors and not worry about getting glutened? Well, you can do just that at The Nourished Festival–formerly known as the Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Expo.
Friends, the Nourished Festival is coming to the Schaumburg Convention Center on June 1st and 2nd! The Festival is the largest event of its kind in the United States! It hosts over one hundred exhibitors and two days of classes offered by some of the most prominent movers and shakers in the health and gluten-free communities.
I’m excited to report that this event has just been rebranded to now include dedicated nut-free, plant-based, keto, and paleo sections. Of course, everything will still be gluten-free! Hooray!
Why am I’m so excited about this event?
It’s simple. My son, Noah, was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 7. It was a tough road at first, but now Noah is happier, healthier, and always looking forward to trying new gluten-free foods. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to watch him eat at an event with reckless abandon! No cross-contact worries. No feeling left out. You’ll not only leave with food, but you’ll surely learn something new from the many guest speakers.
I totally get why Noah looks forward to this event all year, and I just love the enthusiastic way he talks about it. “This is my special day! “ he proudly declares.
There’s something for both new and seasoned GF-ers
This would be my family’s fourth time attending/participating in this event. Each year we have experienced new speakers, new vendors, and new products to sample and bring home. It’s always well worth the price of admission, and it’s never the same event twice.
I’m excited to tell you that I’ve again been selected as one of the event’s official bloggers! I’m thrilled to be able to see so many new and familiar faces, try the latest and greatest products, and share my favorite finds on my blog and social media. Be sure you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates, surprises, and to enter my upcoming ticket giveaway!
Some of our returning favorites have been:
- Enjoy Life Foods (also the title sponsor)
- Canyon Bakehouse
- Freedom Foods
- Ramachan Ramen
- Brazi Bites
- Sweet Ali’s Bakery
- Wheat’s End Bakery
- Sonoma Flatbreads
- San-j Sauces
- …and many more!
The important stuff:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 1st
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday, June 2nd
The Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Drive North
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Free parking is available.
Call the venue at: 847-303-4100
Adult tickets are $15 and up, but If you buy your single- or two-day tickets before 4/30, you can use the code below for 30% off! If you miss that deadline, there’s a code to receive 20% off your tickets.
If you’re looking for an event where you could sample tons of gluten-free and allergy-friendly products, meet some of your favorite vendors, and attend some helpful classes, then you can’t miss it! It’s like gluten-free heaven! And please, don’t forget to stop by the blogger booth and say “hello!”
P.S. Stay tuned for my next post on tips for having the best Festival experience!