Awarded silver medal for best beer festival from the Willamette Week, Oregon Beer Awards, the Hood River Hops 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. The family friendly event features a variety of food vendors, over 40 breweries with over 60 fresh hop beers, rocking live music, and an awesome collectable mug. Mark your calendars this is a festival not to be missed!
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.
WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2015. Open to all ages from 12-5 pm, and adults ages 21 and over from Noon-8 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Hood River, Oregon, in the Columbia Parking Lot (between 5th & 7th Streets and Cascade Avenue and Columbia Street).
- 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.
Noon- 1:00pm: The Barn Burners (Hood River, OR)
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Kitchen Table (Hood River, OR)
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Tess Barr Blues Band (Hood River, OR)
4:30pm – 6:00pm: Polecat (Bellingham, WA)
6:30pm – 8:00pm: Pigwar (Portland, OR)