An announcement was made this afternoon by government officials that gatherings over 1,000 have been banned for 30 days. Therefore, the 2020 AWC must be postponed. We have been watching recommendations from State and County Health Department Officials closely. Our #1 priority is for the health and safety of our supporters and attendees.
We will be adding more updates here as they become available. Ticket holders and vendors will be receiving notifications and information from our staff shortly.
Thank you for your patience and your understanding while we organize this postponement.
On July 14th 2020, the city of Philadelphia finally provided guidance with regard to events involving more than 50 people. The city has announced that all large scale events will not be allowed until February 2021. Based on this new information, we are rescheduling the 5th American Whiskey Convention for April 2021*.
While it is difficult to wait almost an entire year for the event, we are at least grateful to finally have a plan from the city on moving forward. Events such as the American Whiskey Convention take a tremendous amount of coordination under normal circumstances. With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it adds another level of complication. We are committed to make the event as safe, informative and fun as possible for everyone.
*This date was not possible due to elevated numbers of positive Covid-19 test results in and around Philadelphia and an inability to receieve approvals from the City of Philadelphia to proceed with plans to reschedule.
To our tickets holders:
Please look for an email coming from us shortly. Now that we have details from the city, we are working as quickly as possible to get everything setup. For those ticket holders who no longer wish to attend group events such as this, we will be including options for you as well.
Thank you to all of you who have written your emails of support. We wish all of you and your families health and safety in these times.
The 2020 American Whiskey Convention has been rescheduled.
While plans are still ongoing, we have finalized a date for our rescheduled event. September 10, 2021, the event will go on as planned. The venue remains unchanged.
The City of Philadelphia has lifted restrictions on venue capacity limits and has shown positive growth in the percentage of citizens that have received Covid-19 vaccinations.
Your safety remains our first priority, and we are thankful to be able to return to Philadelphia safely in 2021.
Thank you for your patience as we update event details.
ALL ACTIVE TICKETS REMAIN ACTIVE.
Tickets are now available for sale to the public. Emails will be going out to all our current ticket holders shortly. Any tickets that were traded in for tasting kits around the holidays have been redeemed and are no longer viable.
To our tickets holders:
April 3, 2020 tickets will be honored at the American Whiskey Convention on Sept 10, 2021 (unless you redeemed your ticket in a trade around the holidays.)
A large portion of the American Whiskey Convention has been moved to the outdoor patios of the Independence Seaport Museum. While masks are optional outdoors, masks must be worn while indoors. While we understand that sampling whiskey and enjoying our catered BBQ (by Jimmy's BBQ in Malvern, PA) will require lowering your mask for a moment, we must follow the guidelines put forth by the city of Philadelphia and must ask that you respect our friends, the vendors, and your fellow guests by keeping your mask on when not tasting samples from your custom AWC glassware.
Water stations for rinsing your glassware will also provide hands-free hand sanitizer dispensers, sanitizing hand wipes, and alcohol wipes. Each vendor will be equipped with PPE and extra masks, should you require one. They will also be able to offer wipes if needed. All doors will remain open to let in fresh air and fans will be set up to keep air moving indoors.
We look forward to sharing a safe and fun evening and enjoying lots of new event highlights with you soon! Cheers, everyone!