The Fresh Hop Group Announces Move in 2021

The Fresh Hop Ale Festival will be moving to the SOZO Sports Complex located at 2200 S. 36th Ave, Yakima WA 98903


With the current phase system in place and the requirements of spacing for festivals/fairs, the Fresh Hop Group made the decision to move the festival to better accommodate guests, volunteers and staff.

Given the current guidelines for festivals, we felt that the responsible choice would be to move to a space that will allow us to actually hold the festival this year. It’s important that we start planning as if we will still be in Phase 3 and we could only do that with the square footage that SOZO has. Of course, we hope that restrictions will lift before the festival, but can’t guarantee a full opening for our kind of event.

Megan Nobbs, Festival Chair

The park-like setting that SOZO Sports Complex offers is ideal for the comfort of attendees and will guarantee that all of the necessary health requirements will be met for festivals at this time. Additional bathrooms, hand-washing stations and a larger festival area will be key to a keeping everyone healthy while they still have a fantastic time.

We will have over 60 beer vendors, wineries and cideries as well as live music and great food just like we always do. With a larger grass field, we will have ample room for people to bring blankets and chairs to relax and enjoy the experience. We will also have a series of shuttles that will run from local hotels and central points across the city to make it easy to get back and forth the day of the event. If you prefer to drive yourself, SOZO has over 2,000 parking spaces on site! It will be $5 to park your vehicle, but as SOZO is another local non-profit, the money will be put to good use!

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, June 8th at 8AM.
VIP ($95) and General Admission ($50) will both be available to purchase at that time.

A call for volunteers will be posted via social media and our website in early July.

Contact Information for Press Use Only
Megan Nobbs
Festival Chair
mnobbs@gsdyakima.com
509-388-8829

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