Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Events Coming to the Southeast
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Mar 7 2013

Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Events Coming to the Southeast

If you live in the Southeast, you (Or should I say y’all?) are in for a real treat.  An amazing event is coming to the cities of Houston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh and New Orleans this year. 

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The events will include product samples from over 50 companies, free lectures from well-known members of the gluten-free community about living gluten and allergen-free, free cooking demonstrations and a free tote bag to carry around samples and purchases. 

More about the event:

ECHO Event Solutions is hosting events in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, and New Orleans, LA in the coming months. The events invite attendees to enjoy a day where learning is both fun and delicious. Udi’s Gluten Free, Glutino Food Group, and Enjoy Life Foods are core sponsors for each event.

Each event is open to the community, and it caters to those who avoid multiple allergens, such as gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, grains, etc. Admission is $10 per adult; kids 13 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online. Those who purchase their tickets in advance are automatically entered into a drawing for a gift basket from one of the event’s sponsors.

The events in Charlotte and Atlanta will feature an Allergen Free Zone sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods, where all products will be free of nuts. Companies with Kosher/gluten-free products will also be in attendance at the Atlanta event as this is the first year the event is being held on Sunday.

Sampling of gluten-free/allergen-free foods starts off each event with guest speakers and cooking demonstrations rounding out the day. Products will also be available for sale at special show pricing.

Dates of the events:

Houston, TX ~ March 10, 2013 ~ Humble Civic Center ~ 11 am – 5 pm

Charlotte, NC ~ April 13, 2013 ~ Blake Hotel ~ 10 am – 4 pm

Atlanta, GA ~ May 5, 2013 ~ Gwinnett Center ~ 11 am – 5 pm

Raleigh, NC ~ August 17, 2013 ~ Durham Convention Center 10 am – 4 pm

New Orleans, LA ~ November 2013 Venue TBD

Vendors that will be in attendance include, but are not limited to:

Registration can be done at the door or tickets can be purchased online right now for the events in Charlotte and Atlanta by visiting the website.  I really wish I lived closer to any of the event locations listed above!  Hopefully some of our readers are able to attend!

Click here to find out more about Echo Event Solutions.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • susan

    i nned to know the carbs that r in the products