Largest Coffee and Tea Festival in the Midwest Takes Over Music Hall This Weekend

Cincinnati's Coffee Festival — self-described as the largest of its kind — will descend upon Music Hall with vendors, samples, live music and latte art competitions.

click to enlarge The Cincinnati Coffee Festival returns to Music Hall Oct. 22-24, 2021. - Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Coffee Festival
Photo: Provided by Cincinnati Coffee Festival
The Cincinnati Coffee Festival returns to Music Hall Oct. 22-24, 2021.

The fourth Cincinnati Coffee Festival takes over Music Hall this weekend.

Labeled the "largest coffee and tea festival in the Midwest," this year's event will be broken out into five sessions (9 a.m., 12:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday) to help limit overcrowding.

The fest will feature 50 coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers, according to a release, along with coffee and tea vendors. Guests will be able to sample sips and snacks while also enjoying live music and fun events like latte art demos.

A special "Platinum Buzz" VIP event on Friday includes coffee and tea cocktails, a latte art competition and food from local eat well.

“After being unable to host the Cincinnati Coffee Festival in 2020 due to COVID, we’re thrilled to be gearing up for this year’s event,” said Rich Cogen, executive director of Ohio River Foundation (ORF), which produces the event, in a release. “With the addition of our Friday night pre-party and our new session format for Saturday and Sunday, attendees are in for the best festival yet.”

Proceeds benefit the Ohio River Foundation, which focuses on improving and conserving the quality of the Ohio River and its watershed.

“You can’t have great coffee without great water,” Cogen continued in the release.

7-10 p.m. Oct. 22 (VIP); 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 23; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $50.50 advance or $65.50 day-of VIP; $15.50 advance or $20.50 day-of for Saturday and Sunday sessions; weekend passes available.

Music Hall is located at1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. More info and tickets: cincinnaticoffeefestival.com.


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