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THE ORIGINAL FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 2ND 2021

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Protocols

Updated: 9/15/21

The Orginal

SAVE THE DATE

FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 2ND 2021

> LIVE MUSIC

Check out who the performers will be for this year!

FESTIVAL INFO
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*If you purchased a ticket to the 2020 festival and opted to keep them, you will be contacted via email with confirmation and instructions for this year's event. All tickets will be honored.

New Covid-19 Updates

September 15, 2021

For Immediate Release: The Fresh Hop Group announced new Covid 19 updates today: Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 Cases in Yakima County, the Fresh Hop Group will be implementing additional Covid-safety protocols at the 2021 Fresh Hop Ale Festival Saturday, October 2nd for all attendees, volunteers, and vendors.…

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2021 Festival Shuttles

September 1, 2021

Get to the festival safely and without the hassle of parking! The Little Hopper and A&A Motorcoach will be providing shuttles from multiple locations around Yakima. These shuttles will be running on a set schedule and will not deviate from the route or the set times; this is a free…

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RV Parking at SOZO Sports

July 19, 2021

SOZO Sports Complex is offering RV sites for our festival! They have 75 spots for RV’s only. They are dry spots, but portable water is available on-site. You can arrive on Friday or Saturday morning from 8 – 10AM. The $150 fee is for both nights, but you can stay…

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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