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Orpheus MeadFest

July 22, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT


Announcing the 2023 Orpheus MeadFest Competition!
With the success of the last two years’ virtual competition, Orpheus is holding the 2023 competition with virtual judging.

The Competition Calendar:

  • The competition early registration period opens on Monday, May 1, 2023.
  • The registration deadline is Friday, June 9, 2023.
  • Entries will be accepted from Friday, May 22, 2023–Sunday, June 11, 2023.
  • 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, June 11.
  • The Virtual Judging Period is June 24–July 14.
  • All winners will be announced at the Orpheus MeadFest Tasting and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 22, 2023.


Homebrew allowed, Commercial allowed
Submitting Entries
Shipping allowed, Drop-off allowed
Mead Focus
Mead ONLY competition
Container size(s) allowed
375ml bottle, 12oz bottle, 12oz can, 16oz bottle, 16oz can, 750ml bottle
Number of bottles/cans required
If there are any non-standard rules or requirements about corks, caps, bottle/can sizes, etc; list them here
Oversized and unusual bottles are allowed provided they meet the rules for labeling. Because the judges are in separate locations for virtual judging, they cannot decant entries into judging portions.
Registration window
Shipping/drop-off window
Judging date(s)
Awards ceremony date/time


The Grounds of Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W 32nd Ave
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Competition details are kept as up-to-date as possible, but always visit the competition website for the most current information about the event, including shipping and judging info. See an error or omission? Submit a correction here.