I've been to several gluten-free expos in other Florida cities in the last few years, while hoping we could get one of these events to Jacksonville.
Well, my wish is coming true next month. Echo Event Solutions is presenting a Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront hotel in downtown Jacksonville.
The event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include educational presentations, but also an opportunity to sample gluten-free products from a number of vendors.
"Availability of high-quality gluten-free and allergen-free breads, baking mixes, pizzas and restaurant menus has exploded over the last few years, making it much easier and more satisfying to live gluten/allergen-free, but not all products are easy to find and are costly. Our events give attendees a chance to try before they buy," says event director Nikki Everett.
National sponsors of the event include well-known gluten-free food companies Udi's, Glutino and Enjoy Life Foods, as well as Delight Gluten Free Magazine and Simply Gluten Free Magazine.
Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for military and senior citizens over 55. Children under 13 get in free.
If you've never been to one of these events, you should enjoy it. It's a lot of fun to sample products you may have already had, while also finding some new gluten-free goodies. You may even learn something.
For more information, visit the event website: http://gfafwellnessevent.com.