It has been overwhelming to compile the list below of gluten-free events in and around metro Atlanta in October. You can take your pick from a gluten-free expo (includes speakers and cooking demos), cooking classes, a cooking competition, walking for a cause, dining out for a cause, speakers, and even a Halloween Party.
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- October 1st – FAAN Walk for Food Allergy at 9:00 a.m. at Brook Run Park, Dunwoody, GA, 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30338. Registration for FAAN’s Walk for Food Allergy is now open at www.foodallergywalk.org. Individuals, families, and community groups are encouraged to register and attend this family-friendly event to support research, education and advocacy for potentially life-threatening food allergies.
- October 1st – Gluten-Free Baking 101 at The Bread Beckers in Woodstock Saturday, Oct 1st from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. This class is being taught by Denise Rogers and costs $6 to attend. This class is structured to help you gain the confidence needed to begin making your own gluten-free breads and rolls for a fraction of the costs of buying them premade. Click here to register for the class.
- October 8th – Great Atlanta Beer Fest is at Turner Field from 3-8 p.m. The event is including a number of gluten-free beers and ales. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
- October 10th – Williams-Sonoma at The Forum is having a gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free cooking class from 7-8 p.m. The menu is still being determined at this time. If you would like to attend the event, please contact the store at (770) 326-6270 and get signed up.
- October 11 – Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen cooking class at Cook’s Warehouse (Decatur). This class is being taught by Julie and Charles Mayfield and costs $45 to attend. Julie and Charles Mayfield recently released their new cookbook, Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen, which is full of gluten-free recipes. Learn how to enjoy these crowd favorites while maintaining a gluten-free diet: Morning Glory Muffins, Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, and Coconut Flour Tortillas – which will then be used to make zesty Chicken Enchiladas. And dessert is a big slice of comfort on a plate as you learn to prepare a decadent Chocolate Cake.
- October 16th – Good Grub Subs in Alpharetta is hosting the Atlanta Gluten-Free Dinner Club’s monthly event. For those of you who don’t know about Good Grub Subs, they offer sandwiches on Udi’s white bread and The Grainless Baker’s Hoagie Rolls that are prepared in a dedicated area using dedicated ingredients. The event is offering five different seating times that are staggered, so all of the gluten-free sandwiches are not being ordered at the same time. If you would like to attend this event, visit their website, pick from one of the available times, and sign up to attend.
- As if having a great gluten-free sandwich wasn’t enough, as an added bonus during the month of October a portion of gluten-free sub sales benefit Georgia R.O.C.K and Camp Weekaneatit.
- October 18 – Dr. Sweet’s Cake Emporium and the Jewish Food Alliance proudly present the 2011 Sukkot Baking Competition at the Atlanta Community Sukkah at the Oakhurst Community Garden. This baking competition runs from 6-8 p.m. is a dessert bake-off designed to highlight local, seasonal produce while being inclusive to those with food allergies (All entries must be gluten-free and avoid certain other allergens). More details can be found on Dr. Sweet’s website.
- October 22nd – Atlanta Gluten-Free Expo takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Norcross, GA. Speakers start at 9:00 a.m. and the vendor fair runs from 10-2pm. Admission is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. More details about the event can be found on The Gluten Intolerance Group of Atlanta’s website.
- October 26th – Dr. Peter HR Green speaking in Knoxville, TN at 1:30pm; free admission and parking; Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in the Auditorium at 701 Merchants Drive, I-75, Exit 108
- October 29th – 3rd Annual Safe Halloween Party at Parkwood Farms Therapy Center in Snellville from 3-6:30pm; features a Gluten/Casein Free Bake Sale.