Smells Like Snow Coffee Fest

Category: Event Calendar

  • Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 2 - 6 p.m.

Open Website

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves are falling, the air is cold, and most importantly, the coffee is hot! Come take a trip down to Stars Hollo—I mean Cascade Plaza to enjoy a guitar-playing troubadour, fall-themed boutiques, and, of course, excessive amounts of caffeine.

We will be featuring some of downtown’s best coffee artists, food trucks, Gilmore Girls-inspired activities like voting for Team Jess, Dean, or Logan*, photo stations, music, a screening of classic episodes, and much more!

Now, close your eyes and breathe. I smell snow!

Click here for the Coffee Fest Parking Guide

Click here to download a map of What's Open Nearby

Activities on the day of Coffee Fest Include:

  • Autumn Wreath-Making with Da'Shika Street - Sessions available at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Fee is $45 - Click here to register
  • Make a bouquet with Lepley & Co. - stop by their tent between 2 and 6 p.m.
  • Gilmore Girls Trivia Night - Early Show 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Barley House
  • Gilmore Girls Trivia Night - Late Show 6 - 8 p.m. at the Barley House

Featuring the following vendors:

  • Akron Coffee Roasters
  • Bereka Coffee and Kitchen
  • Evelyn's Coffee and Banh Mi
  • Humble Mornings Coffee Company
  • Muggswigz Coffee and Tea
  • The Tea Lady
  • Essential Dipped Delights
  • Pearl Coffee Co.
  • Beanhead Brothers
  • Positive Perks Coffee Company
  • Celestial Treats
  • Jim Weckbacher from Let's Face It Caricatures
  • 224 Creations
  • That Crafty Mama (designer hot/cold tumblers)
  • Lepley & Co.
  • Blue: a Goodwill Boutique
  • Jeanne Tassiello-Jordan vintage/antiques
  • B & M Bar B Que Food Truck
  • Bearden's Food Truck

Also featuring:

  • Jeff Klemm as your town troubadour from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Chill Artisan Ice Cream will offer Luke's Coffee mild roast coffee ice cream in their shop on S. Main St. With any purchase of “Luke’s Coffee” you will receive one of Chill and Indulge's handcrafted coffee chocolates made with espresso beans
  • S'mores kits available for purchase from the Shed
  • Also available for purchase from the Shed: Eat Like a Gilmore cookbooks by author Kristi Carlson
  • A chance to win a variety pack of ground coffee bags from Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee when you vote for your favorite of Rory's boyfriends (Dean, Jess or Logan). Get a free ticket to participate from the Shed
  • Visit the Peanut Shoppe for a special on Dark. Chocolate. Espresso. Beans. 
  • Grown-ups can also visit Baxter's Bar where you can warm up with their vanilla pumpkin latte martini for half price from 4 - 6 p.m.

Make a day of it in downtown Akron:

Visit GameFest at the Akron Art Museum (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
The museum will host GameFest Akron from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., showcasing video games from classic games to games by local developers who will be present to talk to guests. GameFest is free and open to all, but tickets are required. Find out more and get tickets at

Visit Akron Makes at the Akron-Summit County Public Library (11 a.m. 5 p.m.)
Akron-Summit County Public Library will present Akron Makes at Main Library from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a free, interactive, family-friendly program celebrating “people who make stuff.” Exhibitors range from print makers to robotics programs, and from needlework to trains. Find out more and register to attend at

*or team Kirk!

Share this event on Facebook.


Knight Foundation logo

The Smells Like Snow Coffee Festival is presented by Downtown Akron Partnership with support from the Knight Foundation.