This weekend, October 13-14, 2012, the Gluten-Free Living Now Expo is going in in Carmel, Indiana. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. Gluten-Free expos are a great way to not only listen to speakers, gather information, sample products, meet a variety of vendors and find out about their products, and just meet others in the gluten-free community. I live for these things and jump at the chance to attend them whenever possible.
Needless to say, I am heading up to Indianapolis this weekend specifically to attend this expo and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
The expo itself is being held at The Fountains, located at 502 E. Carmel Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. On Saturday, the expo runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come back on Sunday and enjoy the expo from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The expo is expecting over 70 vendors to be there, promoting their products, services, and the like. This is a great way to find out about what companies are doing for the gluten-free community, what products are out, what local businesses are doing gluten-free (and where to find them!), and more.
Admission to the Gluten-Free Living Now Expo is only $5.00 for adults. Children 10 and under are free of charge. And what does this admission price get you? A lot. With your paid admission, you will be able to attend all lectures that are being given. In addition, your admission fee gets you access to every vendor in attendance and whatever samples they are giving out. Last year…the samples were awesome. This is not to be missed.
Also going on are awesome cooking demonstrations and workshops. According to the Gluten-Free Living Now Expo page, Pamela Giusto-Sorrells, of Pamela’s Products (one of my favorite product lines on the shelves these days!) will be making gluten-free bread in the microwave and showing those in attendance how easy it. Gluten-free bread is something we in the gluten-free community continue to search for because we want the best tasting. And Pamela has it. She will show you how easy it is to make and share other recipes for sweet to savory breads. This is not to be missed.
But she’s not the only one there for the workshops and demonstrations. Check out the others being hosted by nutrition consultants, local restaurants/bakeries, Mrs. USA 2011, and Miss Indiana 2012, among others. These are going to be some great workshops and demonstrations to see…so make time to sit in for them.
Some great lecture series will be going on as well regarding gluten-free living and Celiac Disease. The featured speaker this year is Alassio Fasano, M.D., professor and director at the Center for Celiac Research, as well as the director of the Mucosal Biology Research Center. Other speakers will be in attendance and these lecture series will definitely give some further insight into Celiac Disease and how to live a gluten-free lifestyle. If you have questions, I guarantee you these speakers have answers.
So…if you happen to be in the vicinity this weekend…stop in at The Fountains in Carmel, Indiana and check out the Gluten-Free Living Now Expo. With so much to check out, see and do, you will probably spend the entire day there. And who can blame you?
Now, dear readers…the giveaway…
My dear friends at Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery have put together a little giveaway prize package that you will have the opportunity to win!
This prize pack includes:
- Samples of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery’s new tasty Gluten-Free Tortillas
- A Rudi’s Gluten-Free T-shirt and magnet
- A tortilla warmer
- A cookbook filled with delicious gluten-free recipes
All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is tell me in the comments below whether or not you have ever attended a gluten-free expo. If you have…what did you enjoy most about it.
The winner will be selected at random. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.
And check back after this weekend for a full report on the Gluten-Free Living Now Expo as I intend to share my experience here.