The  Hop Festival is back and ready for action Aug. 2-4 at the Moxee City Park and IT'S FREE!

In addition to one of the Yakima Valley's favorite parades, the royalty, the music and the traditional breakfast in the park, highlights include a raffle, pony rides, Dave Ettl's magic, Mr. & Mrs. Giggles, craft and food vendors, a dunk booth, bingo, kids' games and family fun for everyone.

Unless otherwise specified, all activities will be in the city park downtown.

Here is your schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 2

  • 4-10 p.m. -- Soft opening with food vendors, craft vendors, kids' games.
  • 5-9 p.m. -- Teen Talent Showcase on the Park Stage, featuring Abby Brown, Tempest NW, Winner of Apple Arissa Connel plus more.
  • 10 p.m. -- Park closes.

Friday, Aug. 3

  • Noon -- Festival begins with food and craft vendors setting up shop.
  • 4 p.m. -- Beer Garden opens.
  • 5 p.m. -- Opening announcements.
  • 5:30-6:10 p.m. -- The Extraordinary Renditions.
  • 6:25-7:20 p.m. -- Pastel Motel performs.
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Royalty presentation.
  • 7:45-8:40 p.m. Wiseblood performs.
  • 9 p.m. to closing -- Karaoke.
  • Dusk -- Enjoy the fireworks!

Saturday, Aug. 4

  • 7-10 a.m. -- Breakfast in the park.
  • 8-11 a.m. -- Morning music with "americanstandsband"
  • 9 a.m. -- 5K Family Fun Run/Walk.
  • 10 a.m. -- Parade, corner of Postma and Iler streets.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Los Trovadores-Mariachi.
  • 1 p.m. -- Junior Royalty.
  • 1 p.m. -- Mr. & Mrs. Giggles.
  • 1:15-1:50 p.m. -- Bob Deccio, accordion master.
  • 2-2:45 p.m. -- Line dancing.
  • 2 p.m. -- Dave Ettl magic.
  • 3-3:45 p.m. -- Jazzercise with Brenda and Friends.
  • 4 p.m. -- EVHS Rally Squad demo.
  • 4:20-5:30 p.m. -- Danny Austin Band performs.
  • 5:50-6:40 p.m. -- Flying Buffalo performs.
  • 7-7:20 p.m. -- Abby Brown performs.
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Outstanding Service Award presentation.
  • 7:45 p.m. -- Raffle drawing.
  • 8-8:50 p.m. -- Pat Moss and the Un-scene performs.
  • 9 p.m. -- Karaoke

Washington Broadband will supply free wi-fi -- and don't forget to buy those raffle tickets for your shot at cash prizes!

Here's the schedule for the Beer Garden Stage (cover charge applies):

Friday, Aug. 3

  • 4 p.m. -- Beer Garden opens.
  • 5-5:45 p.m. -- Stan Fortier performs.
  • 6-8 p.m. -- Rock Garden performs.
  • 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. -- The Shreds perform.

Saturday, Aug. 4

  • 1 p.m. -- Beer Garden opens
  • 6-8 p.m. -- Background music for your sipping pleasure with Petty Theif
  • 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. -- Ten Souljers perform.

It's shaping up to be a weekend you won't forget, so mark your calendar and stay tuned for your chance to win tickets :)