Saturday, February 14, 2015

Event Preview and Giveaway: Living Without's Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest

When it comes to being gluten-free, there's nothing that I love more than connecting others who share the unique experience of having dietary restrictions. While I have had opportunities here and there to meet up with and make friends with other gluten/dairy free folks and fellow bloggers, I have been waiting for an local opportunity to come along.

Sure enough, my wish for a Central Florida based gluten-free event that aligned with my school schedule came true when I received an invitation to join the bloggers' both at Living Without's Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest (GFFA Fest). This national event is coming to Lakeland- halfway in between Orlando and Tampa- and is shaping up to be a not-to-be-missed affair. 

Highlights for the event include gluten-free and allergen-friendly vendor expo, speakers, and workshops. Among the planned company attendees, I'm looking forward to seeing some of my favorite brands such as:
  • Udi's Gluten Free
  • Enjoy Life Foods
  • Glutino
  • Bakery on Main
  • Namaste
  • DeLand Bakery
  • Freedom Foods
  • Flour and Spice Boutique
  • So Delicious Dairy Free
  • Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss
  • And So Many More
With so many awesome companies under one roof, there's bound to be plenty of samples and plenty of opportunities to engage with new and familiar brands alike. 

In regards to speakers, the line-up is shaping up to be a great mix of advocates, bloggers, and experts in living a healthy, balanced, gluten-free life. I'm especially excited to see Jules Shepard (of GF Jules fame) who is a gluten-free rock star and Taylor Miller, a local teen dedicated to raising awareness from a young adult's point of view.

With all of these fabulous presenters and companies, the only natural next question is: when and where will this event take place? No worries- I've got you covered.




  • When: March 14th-March 15th 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
  • Where: The Lakeland Center (701 W. Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815)
  • Tickets: daily and weekend passes can be bought at this link
  • Website: www.glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com
  • Facebook: link has a code for 10% off your ticket purchase!
But wait... there's more! As a official blogger for this fabulous event, I am giving away two weekend passes to my blog readers! I'd love to see you there, and am excited to give two lucky readers the chance to experience the whole weekend for free. Comment, visit me on Facebook, or tweet me to enter the giveaway which will conclude at the end of this month. 

3 comments:

  1. I'm most excited about stuffing my face with food that won't make me sick ;-)

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    1. Me too- I've learned never to turn down free, "safe," food!

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  2. I'm excited to learn more about what is available for me to eat!

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