When in hop country, celebrate! Each August, the community of Moxee Washington celebrates its agricultural heritage with the annual Hops Festival. Staged by the East Valley Community Enhancement Association, City of Moxee and numerous sponsors, this event has been going on for 66 years.
What started out as a fund raiser for a community pool, the event has grown to be the signature celebration for Moxee. The festival has food and craft vendors, games for kids, 5K fun run and walk, parade, farm equipment displays, a beer garden (of course!) and great regional entertainment.
This year’s festival runs August 2 and 3rd. For all the details check their website.
The profits from the Hop Festival support local events, scholarships and other community building projects. Want to know more? Here’s a brief history.
For more information on the Yakima Valley hop industry, craft breweries, cideries and distilleries visit the Spirits and Hops Trail website.