With Interstate 84 finally reopening as the Eagle Creek fire continues to burn, the businesses in the Columbia Gorge are open and appreciate any additional business. One upcoming weekend to consider is a trip out for the rescheduled 2017 Hood River Hops Fest on Saturday, October 7th. This year’s fest will feature 50 breweries pouring its Fresh Hop beers.
Hood River Hops Fest will take place from Noon-8:00pm in downtown Hood River at the Columbia Lot on the corner of 5th and Columbia. The fest is family friendly until 5:00pm. Admission is $10 for those of drinking age and free for those under 21 years of age. Entry into the Beer Garden is $15.00 during the pre-sale and $20 at the gate and includes a commemorative glass mug and five beer tasting tokens. Advance Tickets are currently on-sale and can be purchased HERE.
Live Music Line-Up:
12pm to 1:05pm – The Antonyms, Hood River, OR
1:25pm to 2:30pm – Oakenfir, Hood River, OR
2:50pm to 4:20pm – Kris Deelane & The Hurt, Portland, OR
4:40pm to 6:10pm – PigWar, Portland, OR
6:30pm to 8pm – Hillstomp, Portland, OR
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.