Welcome to A Cup of the Valley Coffee and Tea Festival

To be held at the Culinary Institute of America's Marriott Pavilion on April 22, 2018, from 11am - 5pm

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Great Coffee

Sample great coffee from local roasters, coffee shops and cafes!

Delicious Tea

Tea drinkers will find delicious teas provided by local  purveyors, tea shops and specialty markets!!

Food, Music and Fun

Sample a large variety of  coffees and teas, enjoy coffee and tea themed desserts, treats, and eats!! Bring home your favorites all from local vendors.

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Latte Art Competition

Open to any and all who would like to test their skills against the best in the region.  The contest will take place throughout the day with the champion to be determined late in the afternoon.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Wa, Kei, Sei, Jaku - “harmony, respect, purity, tranquility.”

Participate in an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony.  

 The Japanese tea ceremony is an artistic pastime unique to Japan that features the serving and drinking of Matcha, a powdered Japanese green tea.

The ceremony will begin at 1:00pm and there will be a second seating at 3:00pm. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes. There will be seating for 30 for each ceremony so plan accordingly.   

Festival Booklet

A booklet containing  a brief background of  our sponsors and vendors will be included with your admission.  The booklet will also contain a schedule of the days events as well as a section with coupons from the participating vendors.


Several of  the vendors will be providing exhibitions throughout the day on various topics regarding the coffee roasting process, brewing techniques, and more!!




There is ample parking at the Culinary institute for all visitors.  The CIA campus is also home to many fine dining experiences as well as beautiful grounds located along the majestic Hudson River.  

A Cup of the Valley Coffee and Tea Festival


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Entry into the festival full of coffee, tea, treats and music.  Sample the offerings and purchase more of your favorites!!

The cost is $20.00, the day of the event.  To purchase multiple tickets use the "add to cart" button below.  

College/High School Students may also purchase discounted tickets using the "add to cart" button below.  Remember to bring your school ID the day of the event.


Children 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult. 

Your receipt from Paypal acts as your ticket to the event.

*All proceeds from this event support the Wappingers and Poughkeepsie South Rotaries.  The money goes directly to the many community programs and good works these groups are involved in. 


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Culinary Institute of America Marriott Pavilion April 22, 2018

A Cup of the Valley Coffee and Tea Festival

The festival will be held at the Culinary Institute of America's Marriott Pavilion --1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499--


If you would like to participate in the festival please download our application below

Vendor/Sponsor Application (pdf)


Our Sponsors

Participating Vendors

Charities/Programs Benefited