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2020 Special Events

NOTE: MEAL EVENTS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION AND REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TICKETS

Saturday, October 31, 6:30-8:00pm: Halloween Tea Party $45

Note that you may purchase a ticket for this meal event without having a general admission ticket to the rest of the festival, but you will not be allowed into the vendor room and may not purchase tickets to any of the classes without a general admission ticket. 

This is a fun and friendly spooky Halloween tea party for adults and kids over 8. Costumes encouraged but not required although there will be small, fun prizes for those in costume! 

Special Halloween themed photo backdrop for you to snap a pic to 

remember the tea by! 

The menu will feature:
 

Caffeine free and kid friendly teas as well as teas for the adults in attendance

Saturday, October 31, 12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch with Nepal $40

 

Note that you may purchase a ticket for this meal event without having a general admission ticket to the rest of the festival, but you will not be allowed into the vendor room and may not purchase tickets to any of the classes without a general admission ticket. 

This is a plated meal with guests representing our featured country of Nepal.  This meal will feature a tasting flight of teas from Nepal. 

Come expand your palate with a range of fantastic Nepalese teas from various sources. 

The menu will feature:
Bibb Lettuce Salad with Blueberries, Hearts of Palm and Slivered Almonds
Chicken Breast stuffed with Asiago Cheese, Grilled Asparagus and Basil Parmesan Sauce
Potato Wedges with Sea Salt, Chives & Truffle Oil
Garlic Green Beans with Fire Roasted Red Peppers
Flourless Chocolate Cake

If you require a vegetarian meal or have other dietary restrictions, you will have the opportunity to let us know when you purchase your meal ticket. 

Sunday, November 1, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Afternoon Tea Buffet $45

Note that you may purchase a ticket for this meal event without having a general admission ticket to the rest of the festival, but you will not be allowed into the vendor room and may not purchase tickets to any of the classes without a general admission ticket. 

Join our featured speaker, xxxxx for an afternoon tea buffet. Savories, sweets and a selection of teas will be included in the menu. Enjoy a civilized nosh as xxxxx shares xxxxx

11:00-11:30am Friday, November 1:

Opening Ceremony: A Cup of Tea In Friendship

Included with any admission. 

Our cultural representatives and dignitaries from various Chicago consulates will open our festival by sharing a cup of tea in friendship with each other, demonstrating how tea brings the world together. Join us for this special international event at the entrance to the Sauganash vendor room before we turn you loose to taste all the teas! 

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11:00am Friday, November 1 through 1:00pm Sunday, November 3:

People's Choice Tea Competition

(sponsored by the International Tea Cuppers Club)

Included with any admission

As part of your admission ticket, you get the chance to be a judge for our friendly tea tasting competition. Vendors will enter teas in the contest. You will have voting tickets in your swag bags and a list of vendors who are entered. You can visit their booths at your pace and taste the entries. Vote right there at the booth, no special ballots or rooms required! 

Then on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00pm we will announce the winners. Or... you can catch the winners on our post-festival email (sign up here!) and on our social media! (FB: @chicagoteafest or IG: @chiteafest)

11:00am Friday, November 1 through 3:00pm Sunday, November 3:

Taste the World in a Cup Passport

Included with any admission

In your swag bag you will get a Passport to Tea! Collect passport stamps at each vendor booth in the passport. Bring a completely filled passport book to registration before 3:00pm on Sunday, November 3 and you will receive a small prize! In the interest of full disclosure, this prize is just a very small token of the fun you will have had going around the world in a cup of tea. It has no significant monetary value - it's just for fun!