Do you enjoy local brews, great music and a fun day? Then, drive east to Hood River for the Hood River Hops Fest on Sat., Sept. 26. Awarded silver medal for Best Beer Festival by the 2015 Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards, the Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops.
Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003, brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. This family-friendly event features more than 40 breweries with over 60 fresh hop beers.
This year, the fest announces the addition of the Brewer’s Tent (21+ only). In addition to fresh-hops beer and cider, Hood River Hops Fest features local cuisine, wine from Naked Winery, arts and crafts vendors from the Northwest, a children’s play area, fun contests, and a day-long line-up of live music, with local and regional musicians. Children are welcome throughout the afternoon until 5 PM; in the evening, the venue is open to adults only until closing. Sorry, no pets allowed.
Date: Saturday September 26, 2015 – Time: Noon – 8pm
Location: Downtown Hood River, Oregon
- 21+ Entry Only Ticket: $5
- 21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens
- 21+ Brewers Tent Ticket: $50. Includes access to the Official Hops Fest Brewers Tent, commemorative glass mug, 15 – 3.5 oz. taste tokens and a ticket for the Painted Hills Beef Bar.
- Under 21: Free admission. Note: The venue is open to adults only from 5 PM until closing at 8 PM.
Tickets can be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the entrance the day of the event.