Where is this located?
The festival will take place in the Herb Gardens of the Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances located in downtown Mechanicsburg, PA.
Please note that while the PA Tea Festival allows and reasonably accommodates wheelchairs, our event is located at an outdoor venue that has varying terrain, including tanbark, narrow pathways, uneven, and stoned surfaces. We value inclusion and access for all participants and are pleased to aid in accommodations for full participation in the event. Please note the tea tasting room does have one step to enter.
We strive to host an inclusive, accessible event that enables all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, or if you would like to schedule some personal assistance please contact Susanna at TheRosemaryHouse@aol.com.
Where can I find a list of hotels in the area?
Follow this link for a list of hotels and bed an breakfast facilities in the area!
Must I buy tickets online?
No you can purchase tickets at The Rosemary House, in person or over the phone-717-697-5111
Is the ticket good for both days?
No. Each ticket is good for one day, either Friday or Saturday.
My Club would like to come are there discounted tickets available?
For groups of 10 or more we do offer discounted general admission tickets. Tickets must be ordered and paid for in advance. Email Susanna to make arrangements
TheRosemaryHouse@aol.com. There are no discounted tickets for TEA TASTING sessions.
Tea Tastings/Tea Pairings are additional ticketed events
These are additional ticketed events held on both Friday and Saturday. They tend to sell out quickly as they are limited to 20. They meet in the cinderblock building directly behind The Rosemary House. Please arrive in advance to orient yourself to where these classes are held. We are not able to offer refunds to these special events.
I've heard about your Street TEAm, can I be a part?
Absolutely! We will send you tea festival promotional postcards to distribute to your friends, family, clubs and other interested parties. We will also send you some tea to enjoy for yourself. And thanks for helping to spread the word! Email us your address. TheRosemaryHouse@aol.com
Can I volunteer?
Yes! That would be great! Volunteers will be compensated with free admission, a gift and our genuine appreciation.
The 4 hour shifts run from 8:30am - 12:30pm or from 12:30pm -4:30pm
We need volunteers for:
Working information/admission area
Introducing and aiding speakers in the lecture area
Introducing speakers in the tea tasting areas
Please contact Susanna in advance to confirm your interest/obligation. TheRosemaryHouse@aol.com
Can I leave the festival return later in the day?
Absolutely! Simply show your wristband to enter.
Is Smoking permitted?
Sorry, no. We ask that you step outside of the event for a smoke and then return, thanks.
Most vendors will be prepared to accept Credit Cards (but they might have minimum purchases).
The PNC bank on the corner of Main and Market Street is the closest ATM
Anything else you want me to know?
Consider bringing a tote bag for hand outs from the TEA resource table. A notepad and pen might be handy as well.
Dress in layers. It might be chilly out doors and warmer in the cozy lecture hall. Remember this outdoor event is rain or shine.
Talk with the vendors! Everyone is very willing to share information about their TEA or TEA product.
Is Parking available?
There is off street parking available around the event venue. There is also a borough community parking lot approximately four blocks south of the event.
Is there a rain date?
The event is held Rain or Shine.