ONEIDA – The Madison County Historical Society invites the public for the return of the 25th Madison County Hop Fest.
On Saturday, September 18, the Madison County Historical Society grounds will host the Madison County Hop Fest Craft Beer Tasting from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Participating breweries include: Foothill Hops, Talking Cursive, Meier Creek, Browns, Shed, Shiner, Sullivan’s, Two Roads, Switchback, Faith American, Founders, Frog Alley, Great Lakes, Ithaca, Sixpoint, Brochette, Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Genesse , Stowe Cider, Ellicotville, Empire, Two Robbers, Long Trail, Ottercreek, Paradox, Paulaner, Allagash, Bells, Brewdog, Brooklyn, Cantiki, Cigar City, Common Roots, Down East, Firestone Walker, Kentucky Beer, Middle Ages and Sierra Nevada .
The event will feature hop exhibits, a hop shop, home brewing demonstrations, exhibitors, raffles, food trucks from Brake from the Grind, Dough Boys BBQ, Knickerbocker Meats and Oscar’s Gourmet Steak and Crab, the live music by Guy Young and the Rockers from 2 to 5:30 p.m. and beyond at the Madison County Historical Society.
Tickets are required for the craft beer tasting – $ 30 in advance and $ 35 at the door. This is a 21+ event where proper ID is required.
Everyone attending Madison County Hop Fest this year must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination i.e. original vaccination record or copy of vaccination record to safety before to enter Madison County Historical Society grounds on September 18.
Attendees of the Beer Paired Dinner on September 17 at the Foothill Hops Farm Brewery must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, i.e. an original vaccination record or a copy of the record. vaccination at the entrance to the brewery. No refund on Craft Beer Sampling tickets or Paired Beer Dinner tickets if these stated conditions are not met.
Madison County Hop Fest will be performed in accordance with public health requirements applicable on the date of the event, affecting capacity, prerequisites for participation, procedures and other preventative measures.
If the Hop Fest is canceled due to state and local rules and regulations prohibiting the occurrence of events as a result of COVID-19, then a full refund will be honored. Join the Festival earlier in the day on September 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a series of Hop Heritage programs on hops at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Oneida Public Library.
The tradition of promoting the art of craft brewing and the influence of the hop industry in New York State continues at Madison County Hop Fest. The proceeds from the Hop Fest support the educational programming of the Madison County Historical Society.
Madison County Hop Fest is made possible with the support of The Gorman Foundation, White’s Farm Supply, Inc., Cricket Wireless, Liberty Tabletop, Tanner Insurance Agency Inc. and Hartman Enterprises, Inc.
The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The company continues to preserve, collect, promote and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one town through the development of programs that enhance the heritage of Madison County.
The headquarters of the historical society are housed in a neo-Gothic villa from 1849 listed in the National and National Register of Historic Places. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit madisoncountyhopfest.org or call the Madison County Historical Society at 315-363-4136. Tickets are available at Kraig’s Kegs in Sherrill.