May 20th: Winner’s Will Be Announced!

Submission Deadline: May 1st
Voting Begins: May 4th – 18th
Winners 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 place winner’s artwork will be featured on the event posters, festival banners, and will go up for auction to support Yakima arts and science programs throughout our valley.

Three (3) winners will be chosen by you!

1st place wins $250 and 2 VIP Tickets.
2nd place wins $150 and 2 VIP Tickets
3rd place wins $100 and 2 VIP tickets

October 6, 2022: Golf Tournament

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 6th 2022 (10:30am to 6pm)
Yakima Country Club 
500 Country Club Drive
Yakima, WA 98901

Registration Check In and Lunch: 10:30am – 11:55am (Serving pasta buffet)

Shotgun Start Time: 12pm

Raffle, Snacks and Announcements: 5pm

RV Parking at SOZO Sports

SOZO Sports Complex is offering RV sites for our festival!

They have 200 spots for RV’s only. They are dry spots, but portable water and some power is available on-site. You can arrive on Friday by 5:00 PM or Saturday morning from 8-10 AM.

The $250 fee is for both nights, but you can stay just one night; the price remains the same. No tents, open flames, parties or outside visitors will be allowed in the camping area. All questions and communications about the camping spots will be handled by SOZO Sports Complex, not the Fresh Hop Group. Please contact them directly through their website.

2022 Festival – FAQ’s

Our festival is one of the largest beer festivals in the U.S.
What makes us unique, is that every brewery must submit a Fresh Hop Beer that has been brewed with fresh hops from the Yakima Valley. These beers are then judged by a panel of experts and prizes are awarded for the best. With over 70 breweries, wineries, and cideries, we have something for everyone.

Live music, food vendors, game and more! This is the largest fundraiser for arts and science organizations in the Yakima Valley with the typical amount of over $100,000 going directly to fund other nonprofit needs.

Throw the biggest party, raise the most money! That’s what we believe.

The FAQ’s

How many tokens do I get with my admission and what are the pour amounts?
General Admission ticket holders receive 4 tokens and VIP ticket holders receive 8 tokens. Each token allows you to receive a ½ glass pour. 2 tokens will give you a full pour.

Do you allow kids in the festival?
We do not allow children to attend the festival in any capacity. Our special occasion’s liquor license does not permit anyone under 21 years of age on the premises. This is not because we don’t like kids, it’s just the law. 🙂

Do you allow animals in the festival?

We love animals! But, this is not the place for them. With over 6,000 attendees who are drinking, it is not safe for animals to be underfoot. If your animal is a registered service animal, they may attend the festival with notice. Please email freshhopale2@gmail.com

Will there be shuttles to and from the festival?
Yes! We will be announcing our shuttle locations and schedules as we get closer to the event. We will have multiple shuttles in the downtown area near hotels to accommodate more people more often.

Will there be RV Camping available this year?
Yes! SOZO has dry-camping spots available with access to portable water. This is a separate charge and you will pay SOZO directly.