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THE ORIGINAL FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2022
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The Orginal

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2022
AT SOZO SPORTS

FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL

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$55 - General Admission
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Festival Info

2022 FREE Festival Shuttles

September 9, 2022

Pick Up/Drop Off Locations 3PM – 6:30PM (ALL ATTENDEES) Shuttles Leaving When Full (VIP Gates open at 4:00 and GA Gates open at 5:00) Ledgestone Hotel: 107 N Fair Ave Yakima, WA Bi Mart: 1207 N 40th Ave Yakima, WA  The Harman Center:  101 N. 65th Ave Yakima, WA Rainier Square:…

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May 20th: Winner’s Will Be Announced!

May 19, 2022

Submission Deadline: May 1stVoting Begins: May 4th – 18thWinners Announced: May 20th As a supporter of our Valley’s arts, FHAF is pleased to bring back our annual poster contest, “Fresh Art Poster Competition”. This is an exciting opportunity to display your best artistic design for this year’s festival. The 1st…

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October 6, 2022: Golf Tournament

May 10, 2022

Your favorite golf tournament is back and in a new location! Each team will receive 18 holes of golf, cart rental, a pasta lunch buffet, a commemorative glass, golf balls and plenty of fresh hop beers! Shotgun start begins at noon. Individual entry or teams of 4 are available. Thursday, October…

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HOME OF THE HOPS

_The Original Fresh Hop Ale Festival _

"The Yakima Valley contains approximately 75 percent of the total United States hop acreage, with an average farm size of 450 acres accounting for over 77 percent of the total United States hop crop."

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OUR MISSION

The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a non-profit organization whose goal is to present one of the country's top 10 beer festivals, celebrate the Yakima Valley's hops, and support Yakima county based arts and science organizations.

$100,195

That's the amount of money given in grants to over 20 Yakima County-based arts and science, non-profit organizations for 2018.

The Fresh Ale Hop Festival isn't just, "One of the 10 Best Beer Festivals in the Nation", it's also a vehicle for community enrichment and positive social change.

After the work of producing the festival settles down, a call for funding is issued to local Arts and Science organizations to fund specific projects.

Grant Awards are made and presented to the public in March.

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> PAST EVENTS

Check out past festivals and the winners!

“We are so grateful to the Fresh Hop group for funding this arts program for us. It’s been a very positive thing for our school community. It has been so fun to watch the kids enter the Capitol Theater and be in awe of what they’re seeing (many for the first time).

We’re always so grateful for the generous people and businesses in the valley that are committed to enriching the lives of our students."

Nick Hartman
Mountainview Elementary

"We are so excited to hear we are recipients of the Fresh Hop Grant!  Thank you so very much for the opportunity.  The funding will really help us build up more of our art offerings for youth at Rod’s House.  We can’t wait to show you what the youth accomplish as the year goes along.

Thank you again!"

Bree Tait
Rod's House

"This grant money will help our poetry programs immensely. Yakima Coffeehouse Poets is very grateful and, of course, we are very willing to help with the Fresh Hop Ale Festival next fall.
Thanks to your committee for helping the poetry community in the Yakima Valley."

Ed Stover
Yakima Coffeehouse Poets