The Official 2017 Tea Festival and Trade Show Schedule

There are a growing number of tea festivals, industry trade shows and conferences around the world. This list is an attempt to capture them all and it will be updated as more dates are released. If we have omitted an event that you are aware of, please reach out to us and we will add it to the list. Which ones are you going to? Be sure to chime in the comments below!













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Tony has been studying tea for over ten years and has traveled to many tea producing regions throughout Asia. His book, "Tea: A User's Guide" is available now.


  1. Joy Wu January 2, 2018 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Hello Tony, this is from Shenzhen Huajuchen Industrial Group, China. Earger for accelerating the communication among Chinese and other global tea parites, could you kindly add our expo schedules into your 2018 list?
    i’ve contacted you by sending a message on the website, too.
    Since there are roughly 21 of them, I will get back to you if you say YES to my inquiry 🙂
    Many Thanks!

  2. Cameron September 18, 2017 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Will the dates be similar to this for 2018?

    • Jordan G. Hardin November 25, 2017 at 11:49 pm - Reply

      Hey Cameron,
      We are actually assembling the 2018 schedule now, we will publish sometime next month and update it throughout the year. It may be somewhat similar but the truth is a lot of these festivals only run for a year or two and then discontinue, so we have to check back in on all of them first. Keep an eye out!

    • Amanda Vermillion December 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Houston Tea Festival is taking place January 27-28, 2018. This year’s theme is “Harry Teapotter and the Perfect Cuppa”. We’ll have speakers, vendors, samples, live entertainment, and special events such as a traditional afternoon tea AND a “Chai Wizard Tournament” (chai contest) for industry participants. We’re also working on a screening of the “Tea Explorer” documentary film. Hope you’ll join us! has more info.

  3. Henry September 11, 2017 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Hi Tony and Jordan,

    Do you guys have any recommendations for the best expos to attend in China?


    • Tony Gebely September 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Henry, unfortunately I do not have experience with expos in China. I do hear a lot about Xiamen Tea Fair though!

      • Henry September 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        Thanks Tony!

  4. Oliver Holland June 6, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Nothing in the UK?

  5. Daniel Hong May 28, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Hi Jordan & Tony, I can’t find Wuyi Tea Expo on the list:

    * Nov. 16-18 Wuyi Tea Expo 11th in Wuyi, China
    * Link (Chinese only):

    • Jordan G. Hardin May 29, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      Hey Daniel! Thanks for the link, I had seen this before, but all the articles and links on that page are referencing 2016. Do we have confirmation that it’s happening this year on the exact same dates?

      • Daniel Hong May 30, 2017 at 4:40 am - Reply

        You are right Jordan, it’s confirmed the same dates for 2017. That official link is a bit of outdated, and no English version available, anyway anyone can contact me if needs help.

  6. Sharyn Johnston May 26, 2017 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Tony , Can you please add:
    -Myung Won World Tea Expo Seoul 24/8/17 to 27/8/17 -2nd China International Tea Culture Fair Emeishan China 6/7/17 to 9/7/17
    – Tea and Coffee World Cup Singapore 26/9/17 to 29/9/17
    Thanks Sharyn

    • Jordan G. Hardin May 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Updated! Thank you for the info!

  7. Michael March 23, 2017 at 2:29 am - Reply

    There’s also the Rocky Mountain tea festival in July

    • Jordan G. Hardin March 23, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks for that! Added to the list.

  8. Nancy Reppert February 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Tony,
    We have a new tea festival that you might consider including in your list of events.
    September 29 – 30: Pennsylvania Tea Festival in Mechanicsburg, PA (USA)

    • Jordan G. Hardin February 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply


  9. Richard Chong January 31, 2017 at 9:50 am - Reply


    Is there a link to the China Beijing International Tea Expo in English and or Chinese?
    The posted link above led me to a page that seems to be in Japanese.


    • Jordan G. Hardin January 31, 2017 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      Good catch! Found the correct one, it’s been scheduled in April.

  10. Anna January 31, 2017 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Hello Tony,

    this is something very new yet but this year a tea festival will be held for the first time in Italy.
    This is the website:
    the dates are 7-8-9th of April 2017

    It would be great if you can add it to the list


    • Jordan G. Hardin January 31, 2017 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the tip! Added!

  11. Montserrat January 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Hello Tony,
    For beginners in this industry, which events do you recommend ?
    Thanks a lot !

  12. Andy Kincart November 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Tony,
    Pasted below are links to blogs that I wrote on this event that happens every October in Taiwan. It hosts over 200 Tea vendors and puts on all kinds of cultural activities. In recent years the expo goes for nine days from Saturday to the following Sunday with the October 10 holiday falling somewhere therein.

  13. Adam Sherlip October 20, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    There’s going to be a Festival du thé-Québec in Quebec City this May.

    • Tony Gebely October 21, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Great, thanks! I can’t seem to find mention of it online, can you please send me a link to their website and I’ll add it to the list? Thanks!

      • Adam Sherlip October 21, 2016 at 11:29 am - Reply

        I have a PDF of the event. Where can I send it?

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