TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tea lovers in Nagori Bah Butong I, Simalungun district, North Sumatra, will celebrate the Nusantara Tea Festival at Sidamanik Tea Plantation from March 13 to 15, 2020.
The festival will set up 1,200 tents to accommodate some 3,000 participants, Chairman of the Nusantara Tea Festival Nikson Faisal Sitohang said on Tuesday.
Participating in the festival will be 40 communities from various areas in North Sumatra province and Aceh province.
Besides being the largest tea producer, Bah Butong in Sidamanik district also has tourist attractions, including ponds and waterfalls, as well as beautiful nature, Sitohang said.
He noted that during the festival, participants will learn about tea plants, tea production, and brewing tea.
Participants will also take a tour, enjoy some artistic and cultural entertainment, and draw lottery prizes.
Sitohang said he is optimistic that the three-day festival will have a positive impact on the economy of the local community.
For this reason, people were asked to open food and souvenir stands for visitors at the festival.
Sitohang also expressed his hope that sellers can offer reasonable prices and will not take too much profits at the festival.
"It is more about how to make the visitors feel satisfied and comfortable while visiting Sidamanik, and such satisfaction would make visitors come back here again," he stated.