Since our inaugural year, Mead Stampede has been a “virtual” competition. While judges judged in-person, we greatly limited exposure by not holding any public events. Last year, that all changed.

We will again be hosting The Jamboree, our in-person awards ceremony here in Oklahoma City. Stay tuned to this space for lodging information, which will be coming soon!

During the Jamboree, we will have an extensive bottle share event, featuring styles and selections that run the gamut of meads.

We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share a selection of difficult-to-find authentic Polish style meads:

  • Trójniak Bernardynski
  • Czwórniak Korzenny
  • Półtorak Jadwiga
  • Dwójniak Kurpiowski

And from Man Made Mead, a selection of 40 hopped session meads, so you can compare the nuance of hops aromas and flavors in mead.

We will also have a selection of commercial examples of sessionable Hard Honey drinks from Meridian Hive.

You are invited to send in bottles or bring bottles for the bottle share. If you’d like to submit a mead, please fill out this Google form. Bottles can be sent in during our shipping window, but must be marked in some way to let us know that is your intention.

The Jamboree will feature a light dinner, totally free of charge to attendees. Dinner and drinks are sponsored by TK & Drinks, Doin’ the Most Brewing, and Fox and Raven Mead! Dinner will feature:

  • chicken salad
  • croissants
  • pasta salad
  • chips
  • cookies

Schedule of Events

Mead Judging
July 18th, 2024 from 9am-6pm
Open to invited parties only.

Sixteen judges will judge hundreds of mead entries and select the winners for each category. Winners will be announce the following day.

The Jamboree – Awards Ceremony
July 19th, 2024 from 7-10pm
White Buffalo Event Center in Oklahoma City
4601 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

This lively bash will feature complimentary dinner and drinks (first come first served) and a live presentation of awards by Man Made Mead, Doin’ the Most, and FaeWood Mead. Don’t miss it!

Lodging Information

This year we opted not to secure a room block due to the high prices of hotels willing to participate. Instead, here are our recommendations for lodging near the event venue:

  • Walking Distance
    • Motel 6 Oklahoma City, OK; 2727 W I 44 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
    • Days Inn by Wyndham Oklahoma City Fairground; 2801 NW 39th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
    • Super 8 by Wyndham Oklahoma Fairgrounds; 2821 NW 39th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
  • Loooong Walking Distance
    • Extended Stay America – Oklahoma City – NW Expy; 2720 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
    • District Hotel; 2200 NW 40th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
  • Driving Distance
    • Best Western Plus Oklahoma City Northwest Inn & Suites; 2811 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
    • Country Inns & Suites; 3141 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
    • SAMIR Stay at NW Expressway; 5704 Mosteller Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Do you want to help us make this a memorable and ANNUAL experience? If so, then please consider sponsoring Mead Stampede! Sponsorship levels include a variety of benefits, including social media and website recognition, being featured on back of event t-shirts, and complimentary mead entries in Mead Stampede (at some levels). 

As a volunteer-driven organization, 100% of sponsorship contributions go directly toward funding Mead Stampede.