While the sun shines bright and it’s still very warm in the day, the nights are cooler and a feeling of fall is in the air. It’s harvest time in the Yakima Valley. One great way to celebrate the end of the hop harvest is the 11th Annual Allied Arts Fresh Hop Ale Festival Saturday, October 5th in downtown Yakima.
Pre-sale ($30) tickets are on sale at local businesses around the Valley during regular business hours through 5pm on Friday October 4th. Locations: Bob’s Keg and Cork, Yakima Sports Center, Red Lion Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Off the Record, The Deep Sea Deli, The Beer Shoppe, Yakima Craft Brewing Co., Bale Breaker Brewing Co., Sporthaus, Berts Pub, Gilbert Cellars, West Valley Bar & Grill, Holiday Inn or at Allied Arts of Yakima Valley. Plenty of tickets will also be available for $35 at the gate.
Ticket price includes a commemorative beer glass and $7 scrip (used instead of cash for beer and wine. Cash only for food purchases). ID is required for everyone, from 21 to 91!
This year organizers have paired with the Pirate Plunder Race so that it’s a day packed with fun. Come do the adventure race Saturday morning or afternoon, then join the Fresh Hop festivities that evening to quench your thirst and celebrate completing the course! Make it a weekend of fun by staying over Friday and Saturday nights. To book your hotel or B&B room visit our lodging site.