Coffee & Tea Festival: Valley Forge- December 1st & 2nd: Oaks, PA

THE 6TH ANNUAL COFFEE & TEA FESTIVAL: VALLEY FORGE

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

December 1, 2018: 10am-5pm
December 2, 2018: 10am-4pm

50+ Exhibitors, Tastings, Shopping Bags!

The Greater Philadelphia area is gearing up for the 6th annual Coffee & Tea Festival! Join more than 50 exhibitors from around the nation as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas, and introduce you to new and award-winning products! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of seminars from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings and more! The exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of local and national coffees and teas.

Plus, the first 500 attendees to walk through the doors each day will be handed a free shopping bag!

Bring your family, bring your friends – make it an inexpensive and delicious outing! Join us for a day full of flavor! Sample. Sip. Savor.

Like us on facebook to find discount codes and to stay up to date on event information!


Tickets

Saturday, December 1st &
Sunday, December 2nd

 

Ticket Options and Information:

Single Day Admission: Purchase a ticket for Saturday or Sunday. Arrive any time after doors open at 10am on your selected day. Ticket Price: $20 + ticket service fees. Tickets only valid for the date of purchase. Shopping bags will be given to the first 500 attendees each day.

Children: Children 12 and under do not need a ticket to attend the event. However, there are various hot beverages so children should be supervised. Strollers are not allowed due to crowding. Please note: children are NOT permitted into any of the seminars. Children do not receive a shopping bag.

Have a Group? Starfish Junction, producers of the Coffee & Tea Festival, provide discounted tickets to groups of 10 or more. However, tickets must be purchased in advance via phone. Unused tickets will not be refunded. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Fill out our “Contact Form” to request group rate information.

For online ticket purchasing issues, please call 1-877-987-4687. If you are a current ticketholder experiencing a problem, please call 1-877-435-9849 or email customersupport@ticketfly.com.

All ticket purchases are final sale, no refunds or exchanges.

Smile for the camera!
Look for our event photographer at the event and strike a pose. Check back here, at this website, and on the event’s Facebook page after the event to see if you are included in the event photo album.  Some photos of attendees may be used for promotional purposes; as a ticketholder of the event, you grant us permission to do so and for your likeness to be used.


FAQs

Where is the event being held?

The event is being held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Halls D & E) located at 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456.

How do I get to the event?

Please visit our directions page for information on how to get to the event.

What are the show hours?

December 1, 2018 from 10am-5pm. December 2, 2018 from 10am – 4pm.

How do I buy tickets for the event?

Tickets are available online on this website. Please visit the tickets page to purchase tickets. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets early to avoid being sold out.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets will only be available at the door if the event is not sold out.

I bought my ticket on the event website and can’t print it out/lost it. What do I do?

Call TicketFly at 1-877-435-9849 or email customersupport@ticketfly.com. This is for TicketFly ticketholders only!

Is there an age limit to get into the festival?

The Coffee & Tea Festival is a family friendly event. However, we encourage strong supervision of children since there will be hot liquids at many exhibitor’s tables. Event staff and volunteers are not responsible for any supervision of attendees. Children are not allowed into the seminar areas. No strollers are allowed due to crowding.

Am I permitted to leave the festival and come back later in the day?

Yes, please make sure to obtain a wristband at the registration desk to properly identify yourself as an attendee.

Is there a discounted price on the tickets for children and seniors?

Yes. Children under the age of 12 are admitted into the festival for free. Anyone over the age of 12 needs to purchase a general admission ticket. Note, that strollers are not permitted due to crowding. Seniors and military can call 631-940-7290 to purchase a ticket at $5 each.

Are strollers permitted?

Due to limited space between exhibitor booths and festival attendees, aisles can be tight at times and make it difficult for stroller use and navigation. Therefore, strollers are not permitted!

Are pets permitted?

For the health and safety of all guests, pets are not permitted with the exception of guide/therapy dogs who must carry proper identification tags.

Will food be available for purchase?

Yes. There will exhibitors with a delicious array of food to purchase. An expo hall concession stand will also be operating.

Is smoking permitted at this festival?

Smoking will not be permitted inside of the festival/venue.

Will parking be available?

Yes. There are over 5,000 free parking spaces at the expo center for you to utilize.

Is there a coat check?

Yes. Coats can be checked for a small fee that is given to the event’s charity partner.

Will there be a place to store luggage if I am coming in from out of town?

Unfortunately, we do not have room to store luggage at the event. We recommend that you bring your luggage to your hotel room prior to attending the event or leave it in your vehicle.

Are seminars included in the price of admission?

There are many wonderful seminars to attend that are included with regular admission, should you wish to participate. Please click here to view a full listing of seminars.

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes, the venue is fully accessible. However, the venue does not provide wheelchairs or walkers. Attendees in need of wheelchairs should bring their own.

Are there hotels in the area?

There are a couple hotel options right in the area that attendees may take advantage of. Please visit the lodging page for more information.

Will I be able to make purchases of products I like?

Yes, many exhibitors will have products available to purchase, should you like to. We recommend attendees to bring cash to the event if they expect to make purchases. However, many exhibitors do accept credit cards and an ATM is located in the lobby.

Are there any tastings?

Exhibitors offer various tastings of their own products. However, there will also be tastings available through select seminars. Special seminars will require a reservation and a small materials fee. Please visit the seminars page for additional details.

Can I volunteer?

Yes, we welcome volunteers at the event. Please visit our volunteer page for additional information.

Can I get a media pass for the event?

Yes, if you are a member of the media (including qualified bloggers), please visit our press page to fill out a press pass request.

I bought tickets as a gift but they say my name. Will the gift recipient have a problem getting in?

No, the ticket purchaser’s name is not checked upon entry. When attendees are processed into the event, their ticket is scanned for authenticity and validity.

Are photos taken at this event?

Yes, look out for our event photographer at the event and strike a pose. Check back here, at the event website, and/or on the event’s Facebook page for photos after the event to see if you are included in the event photo album. Some photos of attendees may be used for promotional purposes; as a ticketholder of the event, you grant us permission to do so and for your likeness to be used.


Directions

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456

If you plan to use a GPS, please be aware that many GPS devices and mobile applications are not able to find the expo center by its physical address. If you have difficulty using your GPS to find the expo center, please use the address of 1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 (this address will take you to the Oaks Deli and Pizzeria from which you can follow signs to the expo center).

Car
From Rt. 76 (Schuylkill Expressway):
Follow Rt. 76 west to King of Prussia. Exit to Rt. 202 South (West Chester). Stay in the right lane for Rt. 422 West (Pottstown). Exit Rt. 422 at Oaks and make left onto Egypt Rd. Make left at Station Ave. (third light). Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From PA Turnpike:
Exit at Valley Forge and stay to the right. Exit Rt. 202 South (West Chester). Stay in right lane for Rt. 422 West (Pottstown). Exit Rt. 422 at Oaks and make left onto Egypt Rd. Left at Station Ave. (third light). Follow signs for the Expo Center.

From Rt. 422:
Take Rt. 422 (depending what direction you are coming from) to the Oaks exit and make left onto Egypt Rd. Left at Station Ave. (third light). Follow signs for the Expo Center.

Public Transportation
The SEPTA bus line 99 stops in the Expo Center parking lot. To plan your trip to the Expo Center using SEPTA, please use their trip planning tool here: SEPTA Trip Planner.

If you will be taking public transportation from the Main Amtrak/SEPTA hub at 30th Street Station in Center City, you can get to the Expo Center one of the following ways:

  • You can take the Manayunk/Norristown Train to the Norristown Transportation Center, and pick up the 99 bus from there.
  • You can take the 124 or 125 buses to where they intersect the 99 bus route and transfer.

Taxi
Taxi service is in the area for transportation. Call for a drop off/pick up. Both take credit cards.

Germantown Cab: 610-666-5555
Main Line Taxi: 610-272-1000


Lodging

38 million people choose to visit Greater Philadelphia’s vibrant region each year – coming for history, art, food, music, festivals, nightlife, neighborhoods and more; and with new events and festivals cropping up all the time (like the Coffee & Tea Festival) people keep coming back to the region to discover more.

Of those that visit Greater Philadelphia Valley Forge each year, over 14 million of they make the trip an overnight visitation… so make your room reservation today!

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is conveniently located in the immediate suburbs of Philadelphia within driving distance from New Jersey, Delaware and rest of Pennsylvania. The easy accessibility from major highways, on-site lodging and parking allows for quick transitions. Although there are many places to stay nearby, we suggest the following to lodging options as they are the closest:

*COFFEE & TEA FESTIVAL’S HOTEL PARTNER*
Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks

500 Cresson Blvd.
Phoenixville, PA 19460
HGIValleyForge.com
610-650-0880

A block of rooms has been put aside for exhibitors and attendees who wish to stay at this hotel. The rate is $129/night +tax/fee, but there is limited availability so do not delay making your reservations. The room block will be closed when capacity is reached or the deadline has passed of 10/31/18. Click here to make your reservation.

Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks

100 Cresson Blvd.
Phoenixville, PA 19460
HamptonInn.com
610-676-900

Hilton Homewood Suites

681 Shannondell Blvd.
Audubon, PA 19403
HomewoodSuitesValleyForge.com
610-539-7300

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel

480 North Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
SheratonValleyForge.com
484-238-1800

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