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Nourished Festival | San Mateo,CA | November 16 & 17, 2019

What is the Nourished Festival?

The Nourished Festival (formally known as the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo) is the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. At the event some of the things you can expect to see are over 100 vendors showcasing their products, samples of products and informative classes related to living a gluten free and allergen friendly lifestyle.

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Nourished Festival I am receiving complimentary admission to the event in exchange for participating on the blogger team.   

Where is it?

The Nourished Festival will be held in San Mateo, California (November 16-17, 2019) at the San Mateo County Event Center. 

NOVEMBER 16-17, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday the 16th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday the 17th

1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403

Parking is $15 per day. There are no "IN & OUT" privileges. Main entrance is Gate 7. Pedestrian entrance is Gate 3.

The vending machine in the East Lobby of Fiesta Hall will be stocked with bottled water available for purchase. The vending machine only takes coins and dollar bills, with bottled water being $3.00 each.

Where can I purchase Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased here.

Adult 1 day pass $15
Adult weekend pass $25
Kids 1 day Pass $5 (age 3-12)
Kids Weekend pass $7 (age 3-12)
Sunday only Family pass $35 (2 adults & 6 kids)

You can also receive 30% off the gate price by using the code "Earlybird" at checkout online via this link by 11/15/19

Who should attend?

This event is open to the public with paid admission (children are allowed to attend, see ticket info for prices). If you’ve ever had to eliminate your favorite foods from your diet, you know it can be difficult to find substitutions. 

If you have celiac disease or food allergies, it can be quite challenging to find products that meet needs yet still taste great. This is a great place to meet and sample products from a variety of Gluten Free and/or Allergen Friendly vendors. However, you don’t have to be a celiac or have food allergies, everyone is welcome to attend to learn more from the classes and vendors.

Guest Speaker Schedule


10:30-11:30 AM

Roadmap to Healing Autoimmune Diseases

Functional medicine and nutrition management of autoimmune diseases is more than just a gluten-free or Autoimmune Protocol diet. The body has a priority list that must be addressed in sequence in order to build a foundation that will lead to fast results and true healing. At this workshop, learn the triggers for autoimmune disease, how leaky gut syndrome leads to loss of immune tolerance and autoimmune disease, and how to use The Ultimate Autoimmune Roadmap to heal autoimmune diseases without frustration.

12:00-1:00 PM

Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection

An integrative approach to health is critical to digestive wellness. Join Desiree Nielsen, RD to learn more about the gut-brain connection and the role of gut bacteria in transforming digestive health, fighting inflammation and supporting mental wellbeing. Learn how to create a self-care routine that encompasses anti-inflammatory nutrition, intelligent supplementation, and wellness practices that fit into real life. Desiree will be available at Booth #200 after her presentation for nine, free 1-1 one consultations. Come by early to sign up!

1:30-2:30 PM

The Road to Health is Paved with Good Intestines

Join Nadine in this presentation as she discusses how to heal your intestines, rid your body of inflammation, and regain your immune system, your brain and your life.

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10:30-11:30 AM

How to Eat More Plants

A look at the powerful benefits of eating a more plant-based diet for managing inflammation and improving gut health. We’ll talk about why eating more plant foods is important, the nutrients you need to watch when you go plant based, and how to navigate the challenges of plant-based foods for intolerant and irritable guts.

12:00-1:00 PM

Infuse Flavor into Your Gluten-Free Meals

With fewer choices in what you can eat, why not make the most of the flavors you can enjoy? Sauce Goddess will show you how to get creative in the kitchen and create some delicious pantry and fridge items to make your food the star. Sauce Goddess Gourmet LLC creates and markets gluten-free sauces, spices and snacks. This San Diego based and woman-owned business began in 2001 with a secret family recipe for smoke-free barbecue sauce. The Sauce Goddess brand has successfully grown over the past 13 years to include lines of grilling and cooking sauces, spice rub blends and spicy snacks.

1:30-2:30 PM

Bone Broth - SO Much More Than a Pot of Bones!

A pot of healing soup has been “medicine” for centuries. Learn why a daily dose of Bone Broth may help nourish, heal, and reduce inflammation in the gut and body. Many experience healthier skin and shiny hair. Best of all, Elizabeth will guide you on how to eat healthy AND maintain your budget!

For more information about this event and future locations it will be held at please visit the Nourished Festival Website.