What is the Cincinnati Coffee Festival?
The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is a premier coffee event, celebrating artisan coffee, fine teas, pastry, savory food and more. Guests will enjoy free tastings, samplings, live music, engaging demonstrations, and the opportunity to purchase your favorite products.
This caffeinated event is an unmissable show! Whether you’re a serious coffee lover, enjoy an occasional sip, come for the scrumptious food, or to enjoy the music, there will be something for everyone.
How is Ohio River Foundation involved?
Ohio River Foundation is the producer of the event and the charitable beneficiary of the Cincinnati Coffee Festival. Without great water, you can’t have great coffee.
For more information about Ohio River Foundation and its conservation programs, please visit OhioRiverFdn.org.
When is the Cincinnati Coffee Festival?
Saturday, November 11, 2017 and Sunday, November 12, 2017
Where will the Cincinnati Coffee Festival be held?
The Festival will take place at the iconic Cincinnati Music Hall in the Ballroom. The Cincinnati Coffee Festival will be one of the first opportunities for the public to see the newly renovated space.
1241 Elm St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
FROM I-75 SOUTHBOUND
Exit at Ezzard Charles Drive. Turn left onto Ezzard Charles, which ends at Central Parkway. Music Hall is the building on Central Parkway directly across from Ezzard Charles Drive.
FROM I-71 SOUTHBOUND
Exit at Reading Road. Bear right onto Reading Road and turn right onto Liberty Street (second light). Turn left onto Central Parkway. Music Hall will be on you left at 14th Street.
FROM I-71/I-75 NORTHBOUND
Crossing the Ohio River, move into the center right-hand lane. Bear right at the end of the bridge; take the first exit onto 5th Street. Take the first left just past the Duke Energy Convention Center onto Elm Street and continue to Music Hall, which is between 12th and 14th Streets.
FROM I-471 NORTHBOUND
From I-471, take the 6th Street exit. Continue west along 6th Street to Elm Street. Turn right on Elm and continue to Music Hall, which is between 12th and 14th Streets.
What are the Festival hours?
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Early Bird Entry 9am – 10am
General Admission 10am – 5pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Early Bird Entry 10am – 11am
General Admission 11am – 4pm
Children under age 5 are free with an adult.
Do I need to buy tickets in advance?
Some tickets may be available at the door, but we expect the event to be sold out so we recommend purchasing tickets in advance.
What does my ticket include?
In addition to entry to the Cincinnati Coffee Festival, you’ll have the opportunity to meet brewers, roasters, learn during skills demonstrations, hear live music, and of course taste some of the best coffee, tea, chocolate, and baked goods in the world!
Can I attend the Festival in the morning and the afternoon?
You are welcome to stay as long as you’d like, but there will be no re-admittance once you leave the venue.
Can I taste coffee and food for free?
Many of our vendors will be offering complimentary tastings. They will also have many items available for purchase.
Can I use credit cards inside the Festival?
Use of credit cards to purchase items is strictly up to each vendor. While some will be accepting credit and debit cards, others operate on a cash only basis.
Where is there parking?
Several parking options surround Music Hall. A 450-space underground parking garage at Washington Park is located directly across Elm Street from the front doors of the venue. This convenient parking garage also has handicapped parking and elevators. A surface parking lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. Convenient parking is also available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. Pay-on-entry parking is $5-$10 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.
On-street meter parking is available in the area.
Where does the money go?
Proceeds from the Cincinnati Coffee Festival go to support Ohio River Foundation’s conservation and environmental education programs. Ohio River Foundation is a regional conservation non-profit dedicated to protecting and improving water quality and ecology in the 200,000 square mile Ohio River watershed.
Ohio River Foundation’s River Explorer and Youth Conservation Team programs engage thousands of students every year, educating and training the next generation of environmental stewards. Its Restoration Program assists communities throughout the watershed in protecting water quality and facilitating the restoration and protection of their natural resources.
Is this a family-friendly event?
Most definitely, although we ask that any child under the age of 16 is accompanied by an adult.
Children under age 5 are free with an adult.
Can I exchange or refund my ticket?
Unfortunately we operate a no refund, no exchange policy.
Is the site wheelchair-accessible?
Yes, the facility has elevators if necessary.
Will there be a coat check?
No, there won’t be a coat check. Please make sure you look after any items you bring into the venue. They are your responsibility.
Can I bring my own beverages?
Outside food, beverage, and all containers and bottles are strictly prohibited and may be confiscated.