Taste, Savor, and Buy!

The 10th Annual Orpheus MeadFest

Saturday, October 2, 4-7 PM

(Looking for competition information? Jump to the MeadFest Competition info.)

What is mead? It is the pleasures of sunshine and meadows in a glass… the nectar of the gods! Taste, savor, and buy from Colorado’s finest meaderies, some of whom are international award winners! This unique event attracts a couple hundred friendly mead-lovers; and is a great initiation for mead-lovers in training.

And remember, the MeadFest is also a MeadMart! You can purchase your favorite meads directly from our prize-winning meaderies.

This year, we’ve moved to a beautiful new location: the spacious grounds of Jefferson Unitarian Church, with both indoor and outdoor spaces for all our activities, plus ample on-site parking.

Included in the MeadFest ticket price, you will enjoy:

  • Tasting an amazingly wide variety of mead from Colorado’s best meaderies.
  • Appetizers to cleanse your palate between tastings.
  • The Orpheus PCC breaking out in song to accompany your sipping enjoyment.

Members of the Orpheus Homebrew Club can enter their private club area to sample the home-brew entries from the Orpheus MeadFest Competition. Come judge for yourself! The finale of the event is the 2021 MeadFest awards ceremony where the winners of the 2021 Orpheus MeadFest will be announced!

The 10th Annual Orpheus MeadFest
Saturday, October 2 from 4-7 PM

The Grounds of Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W 32nd AveGolden, CO
Just a 2-minute drive off I-70

Orpheus is not affiliated with JUC.


$25 per person or $45 for two (online purchase only)
Orpheus Home-brew Club Membership: Additional $5.

Note: This is a 21+ Only event.

Please visit our Event page to purchase tickets.

Announcing the 2021 Orpheus MeadFest Competition!

With the success of last year’s virtual competition, we are holding the 2021 competition with virtual judging.

Here’s what you need to know:

The competition early registration period opens on Monday, July 26, 2021.

Entries will be accepted from Monday, August 9, 2021–Saturday, September 4, 2021. 

Deadline: All entries must be registered, paid for, and received at one of our drop-off/ship-to locations by the end of business on Sunday, September 4th.

The Virtual Judging Period is September 12–26. All winners will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the Best of Show, which will occur before October 2, 2021.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download the 2021 Orpheus MeadFest Rules and Regulations. This is a PDF and will open in another window.
  2. Create your ReggieBeer account, if needed, and go to your competition division:
    1. For the Homebrew Division, click here: 2021 Orpheus MeadFest Homebrew Division
    2. For the Commercial Division, click here: 2021 Orpheus MeadFest Commercial Division
  3. Plan your entries now! Use the early registration period to register and finalize your entries. ReggieBeer allows you to edit and change your entries until the entry deadline of Saturday, September 4, 2021.

The gala public MeadFest tasting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021. We promise to provide more information as soon as we are able so that you may add it to your calendars.

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In the meantime, thank you ever so much for your continued support of both Orpheus and the Orpheus MeadFest!