The Texas Mead Association announces the Seventh Annual Texas Mead Fest taking place on Saturday, Oct. 27 in Seguin, Texas. Texas Mead Fest is a celebration of mead and mead-makers in Texas, promoting the status of the versatile alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water and along with various fruits, hops, spices or grains. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seguin Town Square (101 E Court St, Seguin, TX 78155). Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include eight tasting tickets as well as a souvenir wine glass. To purchase advance tickets, please see here. For more information on Texas Mead Fest, please visit www.texasmead.org.
This year’s Texas Mead Fest will feature seven meaderies and wineries from all over the state that will present samples of their creations to the public. The participating meaderies/wineries include Blessed Bee Winery, Dancing Bee Winery, Enchanted Manor, Meridian Hive, Mystic Oak, Rohan Meadery and Texas Mead Works. In addition to sampling mead from participating meaderies/wineries, festival participants will also have opportunities to sample a variety of honey used to make the best of Texas meads.
Texas Mead Fest is also the host of the Texas Mead Cup, a professional and homemade mead competition. In 2017, the Texas Mead Cup judged 171 entries from 63 entrants from 18 states as well as Poland. The deadline for mead submissions for this year’s competition is Oct. 6. For more information on drop-off locations, registration and rules and regulations, please visit www.texasmeadcup.com.