Celebrate the “house wine of the South” with tea samples, talks and workshops, vendors and shopping, live music, entertainment, children's activities, and a BEST ICED TEA CONTEST in an air-conditioned, handicapped accessible INDOOR location!
Theme is "Texas Tea", a reference to the Lone Star State's oil and gas heritage as well as a modern reference to the delicious beverage!
ICED TEA CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL BUSINESSES! Categories include: Traditional Texas Tea, Specialty Tea, Bottled Tea. Contestants may submit 1 tea per category. Judging takes place during the festival on 8/13/16. Winners announced at 4PM.
SPONSORED BY FRESH CUP MAGAZINE, TEATIME MAGAZINE, THE TEA HOUSE TIMES, THE TEA MISTRESS, LLC, JB HAGAN HOME INSPECTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS, THE DRINK STATION, EARLENE GREY, ADAGIO TEA, LOCHAN TEA COMPANY/DOKE TEA ESTATE, TEASOURCE, OUR HEARTS DAY HABILITATION CENTER OF LEWISVILLE, TEJAS STORYTELLERS ASSOCIATION/TEXAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Mark Adams, US League of Tea Growers /Adams Tea Store
Brian Ball, Farm Manager, East Texas Tea Company
Adrian Hernandez, Owner, The Drink Station
Brenda Meyers, Owner, Sterling Tea
Patti Snell, Owner, Patti's Coffee & Tea
Marzi Pecen, Certified Tea Sommelier
Ann Ranson, Coach and Tea Purveyor, By the Grace of Tea
Candace Roney, Owner, Denton Spice Company
Vayne Thomas Jr, Coach, "The Relationship Guru"
Joe Uhl, Owner of Joseph Wesley Tea; Author of "The Art and Craft of Tea"
Amanda Vermillion, Certified Tea Master, Owner, The Tea Mistress LLC
MC - Michael Anderson
10:10AM-10:45AM: Anderson's Good Medicine - folk, indie-folk, Americana https://www.reverbnation.com/michaelanderson4
10:45AM-11AM: Smokey Culver, Cowboy Poet https://www.facebook.com/SmokeyCulverCowboyPoet/?fref=ts
11AM-11:15AM Fun with Folk Tales representing Tejas Storytelling Association - Jiaan Powers (www.jiaanpowers.com)
12:30PM-1:30PM: Dana Jones - R&B, jazz, blues https://www.facebook.com/singoutloudinc
1:55PM-2:55PM: WATUSI - World Beat & Reggae Music https://www.facebook.com/Watusiworldbeat/ & http://www.tropikalproductions.com/watusi.html
3PM-3:25PM - Bellydance and Experimental Fusion by Pomegranate Vibrato (Star O'Neil, Laura Tingley, Abi Leonard,
Michelle Barbee) https://www.facebook.com/PomegranateVibrato/
3:25PM – 4PM: WATUSI - World Beat & Hawaiian Music https://www.facebook.com/Watusiworldbeat/ & http://www.tropikalproductions.com/watusi.html
4PM-4:15PM: Iced Tea Contest Winners Announced
4:15PM – 5PM - Dana Jones - R&B, jazz, blues: https://www.facebook.com/singoutloudinc
*Schedule and performer list subject to change*
CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:
10:30AM-12:30PM - Storytellers from Tejas Storytelling Association: http://www.tejasstorytelling.com/
2PM-3:30PM: Photo/Meet & Greet, singing and story time with a Princess from Fairytale Princess Parties DFW
3:30PM-3:50PM Reading of "Angeline" book by children's author Angie Barton http://angeline.tateauthor.com/
Time TBA - Baking with Tea Talk & Tasting by Patti Snell of Patti's Coffee and Tea: learn about baking with tea, sample and taste teas and baked goods (donations requested for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: https://www.pancan.org/
1PM- Charity Bubble Tea Tasting with Adrian Hernandez of The Drink Station: learn about bubble/tapioca/boba teas and taste 3 teas. (Benefit for All As One Children's Center; (additional fee applies).
5:05PM-5:30PM - After-Festival Tea Cocktail Tasting for Grown-Ups (Free, must be 21 & over with valid ID)
Adults (age 13 and older): $10 advance, $15 at the door
Children aged 12 and under: free
First 125 adult ticket buyers receive a swag bag with tea samples, magazines, promotional literature!
First 200 people get a commemorative sample cup!
If your birthday falls on August 12, 13 or 14, you get free admission! Just show your ID at the door!
OVER 30 VENDORS selling tea, desserts, jellies & jams, jewelry, cosmetics, skincare, nutrition & health products, children's books, home improvement services and more!
Proceeds will benefit Hearts Afire Deer Rescue: http://www.heartsafiredeerrescue.org/
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Lewisville (by Marriott):
$84-$89 per night
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Lewisville
$104 per night
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville
785 State Highway 121, Lewisville, Texas 75067
Rooms: $99/night single or double
Group Name: Lone Star Iced Tea Festival
Group Code: TEA
Room block dates: August 12, 13, 14
Phone Number: 972-459-4600
or click here to book: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/D/DALLEGI-TEA-20160812/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
More info: www.icedteafest.org
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To learn about our past festivals, go to www.houstonteafestival.com
This festival is presented by Lone Star Houston Tea Festival, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information on our previous festivals, go to www.houstonteafestival.com