2019 Hood River Hops Fest

Oregon’s largest fresh hop event the Hood River Hops Fest will take place Saturday, September 21st in downtown Hood River, Oregon. The 16th annual HR Hops Fest is a one-day festival featuring 40+ breweries and 60+ fresh hop beers.

The Hood River Hops Fest is produced by the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Jacobs.


More from a press release:

With over 60 unique varieties available for tasting, the Hood River Hops Fest boasts one of the largest fresh-hop selections in the nation. The 2019 brewery line-up will be announced at the beginning of September on the Hood River Hops Fest website.

Numerous Hood River breweries, including pFriem Family BrewersDouble Mountain BreweryFull Sail Brewing and Ferment Brewing Co. are participating in the festival and showcasing their 2019 fresh-hop ales, alongside other regional heavyweights. A small selection of local ciders will also be on tap, along with select wines from Naked Winery.

The Sodbuster Farms’ Lupulus Award – an interactive judging experience for festival attendees – is back for a third year. The 2018 people’s choice award went to Breakside Brewery’s Fresh Hop Wanderlust beer.


“The Pacific Northwest is known for its fresh-hop beers, and Hood River Hops Fest is the perfect place for local and regional brewers to showcase theirinnovative, world-class fresh-hop beers,” said Kate Schroeder, Executive Director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, host of the event. “Festival-goers can make a weekend of it, exploring everything else that makes our area so special, including great places to staywonderful places to eat and drink,hikingbiking, a downtown art walk and historic downtown shopping area, and the beautiful Hood River County Fruit Loop, where you can go apple picking, cider tasting and more, all with awesome Mount Hood views!”

Hood River Hops Fest features local cuisine, arts and crafts vendors, and live music. Children are welcome throughout the afternoon. The venue is open to adults only from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

2019 Hood River Hops Fest Details

Saturday, September 21, 2019. Open to all ages from 12-5 p.m., and adults ages 21 and over from 5-8 p.m.

Downtown Hood River, Oregon, in the Columbia Parking Lot (between Fifth and Seventh Streets and Cascade Avenue and Columbia Street)


  • 21+ Entry-Only Ticket: $10
  • 21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15 presale; $20 day-of. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5oz. taste tokens
  • Under 21: Free admissionNote: The venue is open to people 21 and older only from 5 p.m. until closing at 8 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at hoodriver.org/hops-fest, or at the entrance the day of the event.

Call the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce at (541) 386-2000 or visit the official Hood River Hops Fest website and Facebook page.




Sodbuster Farms

Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom

Bishop Sanitation

Hood River Distillers


Hood River Hampton Inn

Hood River Garbage

Hood River Prevention Department

NW Graphic Works

Painted Hills Natural Beef

Renewal by Anderson



Event Power & Lighting

About Hood River Hops Fest

Hosted annually by the Hood River Chamber of Commerce, Hood River Hops Fest is a beer lover’s dream. The event showcases more than 60 fresh-hop brews from throughout the Northwest, as well as favorites from Hood River County’s own microbreweries. It received the silver medal for Best Beer Festival from the 2015 Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards, and was named Best Event of the Gorge for 2010-2013.

About Hood River, Oregon

Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the magnificent Cascade Range and just an hour from Portland, Hood River is wildly gorge-ous, offering outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, bountiful fruit, and fantastic food, wine, beer and cider. With accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to historic B&Bs, Hood River is a four-season destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts, weddings, corporate events and more. It was named a Top 10 Wine Destination for 2017 byWine Enthusiast Magazine, and 2015 Best Adventure Town in the West by Sunset magazine.

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce supports economic and tourism development in Hood River, Cascade Locks, Mosier, Odell, Parkdale, Pine Grove, and Mount Hood. hoodriver.org

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