Food Allergies Rock Event - November 6, 2011

Get Allergy Wise celebrates food allergy awareness in Golden Gate Park with singer Kyle Dine and guest speaker Mireille Schwartz of Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board (BAAAB). 

Please join us for this FREE event, including a kids' concert, vendor sampling booths, kids' activities, and goodie bags.  This event is open to ALL families, since you don't have to have food allergies to rock!

We will also host a Halloween Candy Trade-In at the event!  Bring your unsafe and unwanted candies and a gently used children's book for each of your participating kids.  After the concert, choose a "new-to-you" book from the collection table!

Get Allergy Wise
Get Allergy Wise is a Bay Area-based blog that offers a community for sharing educational resources, modified recipes and crafts, reviews of allergy-friendly products, and real stories of two moms’ food adventures outside of the home.  Get Allergy Wise empowers families with knowledge and confidence to manage daily and long-term challenges associated with food allergies while also spreading awareness to non-allergic communities. 

The County Fair Building: Transportation and Parking
General Information
The County Fair Building at 1199 9th Avenue is located just inside Golden Gate Park as you enter from 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in the Sunset District of San Francisco.  It is accessible by car or several MUNI lines.  There is a pay parking garage nearby and free street parking inside and outside of the park (meters are all free on Sundays), based on availability.  

Directions by Car
From the East Bay:

  1. Take 80 WEST/Bay Bridge into San Francisco.
  2. Merge onto 101 NORTH towards Golden Gate Bridge.
  3. Continue onto Central Freeway (signs for Octavia Blvd/Fell Street)
  4. Continue on Octavia Blvd.
  5. Left on Fell Street.   Proceed for 1.6 miles.
  6. Slight Left onto Kezar Drive.
  7. Stay on Kezar Drive until it turns into Lincoln Way.
  8. Continue on Lincoln Way for 0.3 miles.
  9. Right on 9th Avenue into Golden Gate Park.  The County Fair Building will be the first building on the left (1199 9th Avenue).

  1. From the North Bay:
  1. Take 101 SOUTH across Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
  2. Exit 438 for CA-1 SOUTH towards Golden Gate Parkway/19th Avenue.
  3. Merge onto CA-1 SOUTH.  Proceed for 1 mile.
  4. CA-1 SOUTH turns into Park Presidio Blvd (CA-1 SOUTH).   Proceed for 1.8 miles.
  5. Right on Lincoln Way.
  6. 1st Left on 20th Avenue.
  7. Left on Irving Street.
  8. Left on 9th Avenue.
  9. Continue into Golden Gate Park.  The County Fair Building will be the first building on the left (1199 9th Avenue).

From the South Bay:
  1. Take 101 NORTH.
  2. Take 380 WEST toward San Bruno/Hwy-280.
  3. Exit 280 NORTH.
  4. Continue onto CA-1 NORTH/Junipero Serra Blvd. (signs for 19th Ave/Golden Gate Bridge)
  5. Slight left on 19th Avenue.   Proceed for 3.3 miles.
  6. Right on Irving Street.
  7. Left on 9th Avenue.
  8. Continue into Golden Gate Park.  The County Fair Building will be the first building on the left (1199 9th Avenue).

Public Transportation
The SF County Fair Building is easily accessible by MUNI.  MUNI lines with stops within a three-block radius of the SF County Fair Building are as follows: N Judah, 6, 16, 43, 44, 66, 71 & 71L

Our Allergy Wise Sponsors to Date:
Allerbling, Tofutti, Dr. Lucy's Cookies, Allergy Alert Stick-Ons, Juniper Skinner, author of Food Allergies and Me, Select Wisely, Little City Kitchen Company, Fat Bottom Bakery, California Baby, Follow Your Heart, Mariposa Bakery, Miglet's Bakery, Enjoy Life, Sandra Beasley, author of Don't Kill the Birthday Girl, Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls, Mary's Gone Crackers, Sequoia Foundation, Zico Pure Premium Coconut Water, Cherrybrook Kitchen.

Although there will be snack sampling and take-along goodies provided, lunch will not be sold at the event.  The 9th and Irving area has a number of family-friendly restaurants to choose from, and is right down the street. 

Alternatively, we invite you pick up or pack a lunch and bring it along.  If the weather is nice, you can eat a picnic lunch outside on the lawn, or enjoy it inside at one of our lunch tables.  We just ask that you keep everything nut-free as it is a nut-free event.

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We hope to see you there! 
Sarah Chuck & Irene Chu
co-founders, Get Allergy Wise