2008 International Mead Festival

description:
The International Mead Festival (an event through the International Mead Association) is the worlds' largest and most prestigious mead competition and festival. This event hosts both a public tasting of commercial meads and a private judging of commercial and homemade mead entries.

When: Friday February 8 - Saturday February 9, 2008 Since Mead is 'the Drink of Love' then what better weekend than Valentines weekend?!

2008 International Mead Festival

Announcing the 2008 International Mead Festival
We are pleased to formally announce that the 6th 'International Mead Festival - Honey Wines of the World' will be held on Friday, February 8, 2008 and Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Sheraton Denver West in Denver, Colorado.

We are growing every year and in an effort to meet the varied needs of our growing consumer community, we are adding a third "Connoisseur" session on Saturday afternoon. This will provide a more "cozy" atmosphere for the mead makers to be at their tables to talk with press and a limited audience in more detail on their products and efforts. We hope that the increasing popularity of the festival will induce you to continue your support. If you are a meadery or in the industry and wish to support the IMF, please contact us!

Location:
Sheraton Denver West Hotel - 303.987.2000 Lakewood, Colorado. Hotel reservations, directions, etc.
Back up accommodations at Hampton Inn Denver West/Federal Center.

The Mead Festival Schedule

Friday, February 8, 2008
The International Mead Festival Tasting - 100 Meads in one room!5 pm – 10 pm Public Tasting Session #1 $30 advance / $35 at the door

Admission price includes taster glass, collectable program, entrance to seminars (limited to 75 people so show up early to get a seat!) and of course commercial mead samples with over 100 to be served this year!. Seminars are being coordinated and scheduled and will be posted as soon as topics are determined. If you have an idea for a seminar please contact the Festival Committee.

8:30 pm Awards: Home Mead Making Competition

Saturday, February 9, 2008
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Connoisseur's Tasting $40 advance / $45 at the door
This session is limited to 300 people, and will provide a more 'cozy' atmosphere for the mead makers to be at their tables to talk with press and a limited audience in more detail on their products and efforts.

2:00 pm Commercial mead competition awards
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Public Tasting Session #2
$30 advance / $35 at the door Admission price includes taster glass, collectable program, entrance to seminars (seating limited to 75 people so show up early to get a seat!) and of course commercial mead samples with over 100 to be served this year!. Seminars are being coordinated and scheduled and will be posted as soon as topics are determined. If you have an idea for a seminar please contact the Festival Committee.

7:30 pm - Awards: Commercial Competition

http://www.meadfest.com/ Location:
Denver, Colorado