TES Fest 2020

COVID-19: Official statement

Update as of 3/15/2021:

 
As everyone knows COVD-19 has uprooted and changed the way we all do everything.  Unfortunately we will not be able to hold TES Fest on July 4th weekend in 2021.  We know this is the second year in a row the event has been canceled, but our guests’ health and safety is of utmost importance to us and we do not see a safe way to hold the event this summer.
 
While we can’t all have the in-person fun we’ve grown so accustomed to, our parent organization, TES, is still going strong with weekly online classes. TES Tuesday begins each week at 7pm Eastern. Please check out the calendar for upcoming classes.
 
It’s been a difficult year for everyone, TES Fest and our parent organization, TES, have been hit especially hard by the pandemic and the resulting challenges. We really want to keep them around for the brighter days ahead, but we can’t do it alone.  There are significant fixed costs to maintaining and storing the TES Fest  equipment, as well as the costs of keeping TES’ day-to-day operations running. Every penny helps right now. You can donate directly to our GoFundMe here or you can sign up for; or renew your TES membership by clicking the membership tab on http://www.tes.org/
 
We thank you all for all your love and support and can’t wait to see you once things get better! 
 
Sincerely,
The TES Fest 2021 team
 
PS:  If things get significantly better over the summer, we may try to do something this fall.  
*A note from our chairperson:*
IF, and that’s a big IF, we can put something together we’ll post more information here in the August-September time frame. 
-Infinity, Chair of TES Fest 202

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Update as of 4/22/2020:  After extensive discussions and assessing the current COVID-19 Global Pandemic, we regret to inform you that TES Fest 2020 has been canceled. This decision was made with the safety and well being of attendees in mind. This was a very difficult decision, but it’s one we believe to be the most responsible course of action given the current circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding and we greatly appreciate your support.
We look forward to seeing you at the next TES Fest.

Update as of 3/13/2020: As TES Fest is still several months away, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates, should circumstances still be an issue closer to the event.

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We are closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are utilizing guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization, local, and national public health authorities. We remain focused on the well-being of our attendees (volunteers, vendors, staff, presenters) and will implement appropriate measures during the event itself.

If our assessment of the situation changes, based on the evolving developments or updated information from local and national public health authorities, we will promptly update this information.


Join us and attend classes, meetups, and special events that cover a wide range of topics and interests. Come explore, educate, and entertain yourselves!

TES Fest will take place July 3rd through July 5th, 2020 at our favorite hotel in Piscataway, NJ!

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Lots of Kinky Learning

With local, national, and international presenters, TES Fest features a host of classes, demos, and hands-on workshops, covering a wide variety of kinky skills and interests.

Tons of Kinky Fun

In addition to classes, special events like Meet & Greets, kinky speed dating, and more will take place throughout the long weekend.

To fulfill your play space needs, we feature a variety of custom steel equipment and rigs, as well as a 24/7 outdoor dungeon! There are also fetish and BDSM vendors, selling everything from corsets and knives, to violet wand kits and whips!

Kinky Community

TES Fest takes over an entire hotel, inside and out, in Piscataway, New Jersey, so people can come together to learn, connect, and grow with kinksters from all over the NYC Metro area, the country, and the world!

TES and TES Fest are committed to being a reliable and valuable BDSM community resource, a welcoming social environment, and a definitive educational outlet for those seeking to freely express their consensual sexuality.

Contact

TF Customer Service:  cs@tesfest.org
TF General Info: info@tesfest.org
TF Programming: programming@tesfest.org
TF Promotions: promotions@tesfest.org
TF Registration: registration@tesfest.org
TF Tech Support: it@tesfest.org
TF Vending: vending@tesfest.org
TF Volunteers: volunteers@tesfest.org