Thank you to all these great 2024 Festival Sponsors

These fine organizations help make our festival possible!

Friday Afternoon is a small family owned, geeky-themed tea company. We specialize in superior quality blends based on a variety of fandoms and nerdy themes. Owner Friday Elliott experiences a rare form of synesthesia (abstract concepts cause her to experience strong flavor profiles), and uses it to develop all her blends. Based on any concept at all, she can create a tea that is perfect for you. Our custom blends make a perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones!

Simpson & Vail Inc., one of the oldest Tea companies in the USA, is a family owned business dedicated to offering quality teas from around the world.
We have over 375 teas (black, green, oolong, decaf, flavored, flowering, white and blends) as well as over 100 herbs and herbal blends. 
All our blends are hand crafted in our facility in Brookfield, CT in small batches to ensure freshness. 
Incorporated in 1929, Simpson & Vail was purchased by Jim & Joan Harron in the mid-70’s and today 2 of their children, Jim and Cyndi, are running the day to day operations.  Over the last 30 years we’ve seen a steady increase in tea’s popularity.  All of us at Simpson & Vail are thrilled to be a part of the tea drinking community and we’re proud of the teas we create for our customer’s enjoyment.


​Cured Leaves is a socially conscious tea company promoting wellness and mindfulness though tea drinking. Our partnerships with farms and estates across the continent of Africa allow us to provide premium, top quality African Orthodox Teas while promoting sustainability in various regions. Through business and social initiatives, we improve equity and drive value in communities throughout several regions on the continent of Africa.

​Our primary focus is ensuring women have the tools they need to lead a well-balanced life by using tea as a resource in daily activities. We take on a mindful approach to tea drinking through the use of all senses, allowing the drinker to embody the full experience and benefits of drinking tea while feeling centered and connected to everything around them.

​And that’s what lies at the core of Cured Leaves Tea. It all starts with finding a moment to be still and take care of oneself.

​To learn more, please visit our website

We make an innovative & delicious collection of wellness latte blends with nourishing superfoods & adaptogenic ingredients. Every ingredient in every blend has a health benefit. We’ve spent years balancing the flavors & are devoted to using only pure, organic, consciously sourced & highest quality ingredients.

SAKU is owned & operated by two international couples from 3 different continents & our passion is sharing health & happiness!