Gluten and Allergen Free Expo U.S. – Chicago, Dallas and ?

It is time once again for the U.S. annual Gluten and Allergen Free Expo.

This year, the Expo will take place in Chicago, Dallas . . . and here’s good news: there will be an Expo in another major city, to be determined.

You can vote for your favorite city by visiting the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Site — more information below.

Chicago: Tickets available now. If you want to attend only the vendor fair: Tickets are $11.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Kids under 12 are free.

There will be TONS of free handouts and samples.

April 29 – May 1 (April 30-May 1 are full days for the public)
The Wyndham Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois 60532
(708) 555-1212

Hotel deal available here:

If you wish to take advantage of the other perks or attend cooking classes/hear speakers, the tickets are $175 a day. There’s a full line-up of speakers/demos both days, with breakfast and an optional dinner outing included.

Schedule here:

List of presenters here:

There is also a bread baking class on Friday for $75 that promises to teach you “how to bake really amazing gluten free bread,” here:

Dallas: – Tickets available starting May 15
October 1-2

The Westin Park Central
12720 Merit Drive
Dallas, Texas 75251
(972) 385-3000

Hotel deal available here:

Two full-days of gluten and allergen free cooking demonstrations by notable chefs, cookbook authors and nutritionists – watch the site for more information to come.

• Come one or both days (October 1 & 2, 2011)
• Admission to Vendor Fair each day (site did not specify if this was free)
• Printed Recipes & Information
• GFCF lunch and Gift Bag

More information:

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Website:

Vote to bring the Expo to your city here:

Are you going — I’d love to meet you — let me know. Have you gone in the past? What did you think of the Expo website and list of classes/demos/lectures? Let us know by posting a comment — would love to hear more!

Love to all,

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5 Responses to Gluten and Allergen Free Expo U.S. – Chicago, Dallas and ?

  1. Pat1203 says:

    Oh I wish I could attend this. We will have 3 of our grandchildren this weekend so I won’t be able to go. It sounds so interesting.

  2. Jen Cafferty says:

    Hi Lee,

    Thanks so much for posting about the Expo.
    Two things to note: The vendor fair is not free but is $11.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Kids under 12 are free.

    Also, we just posted the tickets for the cooking classes in Dallas so they are now available for purchase at the early-bird discount rate.

    Thanks so much! jen

  3. Tara says:

    This looks like it would be so much fun. Maybe if they do it in Utah sometime I can go.

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