The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is just around the corner! It's Saturday, Oct. 5, at its new location in Yakima, 5 W. Yakima Ave. This is the big parking lot on the west side of the train tracks from where Downtown Summer Nights is staged.

So what is the Fresh Hop Ale Festival? According to their website; "Voted one of the top ten beer festivals in the nation, the Fresh Hop Ale Festival is the celebration of Yakima Valley hops and the craft beer industry. The Fresh Hop Group is committed to providing grants to benefit Yakima county based arts and science organizations."

So not only is it a great festival to taste beer from breweries all across the state, it's also to help a great cause. In 2018, this festival has given $101,464 in grants to "... over 20 Yakima County-based arts and science, nonprofit organizations for 2018," according to their website.

VIP tickets are SOLD OUT.

General admission tickets are on sale now for $45 per person here. There is also a General admission designated driver ticket available for $20.

We're giving YOU the chance to win a pair of GA tickets at 8:10 a.m. all week with Gunner & Cheyenne! Each GA ticket includes:

  • Entry into festival (5 p.m.)
  • Access to over 70-plus breweries, wineries and cideries
  • Four scrip tokens = four drinks
  • Live music
  • Collectible glass
  • Special beers on the Beer Bike
  • Food & merchandise available for purchase

More on the Fresh Hop Ale Festival here.