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2017 Midwest Tea Festival
September 9 @ 10:00 pm - September 10 @ 4:00 pm
The 3rd Annual Midwest Tea Festival is a full weekend in 2017! September 9 from 10am-5pm and Sept 10 from 10am-4pm. Same venue as 2016, the Ararat Shrine Temple. Plenty of parking and easy to get to.
With a full weekend, we’ll have twice the number of speakers, more tasting cafe sessions and more vendors with a greater variety of tea related items. If you like tea at all, even if you are just “tea-curious”, this is THE event to go to in the Midwest region!
As always, a portion of admission sales go to our local charitable partner – stay tuned for an announcement on that front…
Tickets will go on sale in tiers, with the first 50 sold being at a super discounted price. Admission will still be available at the door and you will always get a way to taste all the teas on offer, but you are still only guaranteed a souvenir porcelain tasting cup and goodie bag ($12 value) if you get a ticket in advance.
Advance tickets are also the only way you can sign up for the small group tasting cafe sessions. Due to the fact that there were many folks who didn’t show up to the session they signed up for last year, there will be a small additional per session charge this year for the sessions but you will not be limited to just one. You can go to sessions all day long if you get your ticket soon enough and are willing to pay the additional cost. Sessions are still limited in availability by our available session hosts, time and space so there will not be enough sessions for everyone who attends.
There will still and always be tea to taste for free at the vendor booths, however. So even if you don’t get signed up for one of those 30 minute small group sessions, you won’t miss out on tea. The main stage and specialty stage speakers we have are also open to anyone to attend so you won’t miss out on valuable tea info, either. Don’t let a 30 minute tasting session be the make or break reason why you attend this event. It is so much more than the tasting sessions!
Hit the “Going” or “Interested” buttons at the top of the event to make sure you see news and updates on the festival in your feed. However, to ensure you know right when those discounted tix go on sale, you need to sign up for our newsletter at the website, http://www.midwestteafest.com as it will be announced to those subscribers first. Then it will be announced here on the event page a few days later, then eventually on the main page (assuming there are still discounted tix available by then!).
If you’d like to volunteer to help out for a day and get in for the other day free of charge, drop us a message here with your email, use the contact form on the website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org