After the devastation of having to cancel this beloved community event last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Original Fresh Hop Ale Festival is back.

Saturday, October 2nd, mark your calendar for an amazing evening of Fresh Hop Ales, Wine, Ciders, fantastic foods, live music, and more. Plus, this year's event will be taking place at a new venue, the SOZO Sports Complex.

THE YAKIMA VALLEY IS TOPS WHEN IT COMES TO HOPS

The Yakima Valley contains approximately 75 percent of the total United States hop acreage, with an average farm size of 450 acres accounting for over 77 percent of the total United States hop crop.

WHAT IS THE FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL?

According to freshhopalefestival.com

The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a non-profit organization whose goal is to present one of the country's top 10 beer festivals, celebrate the Yakima Valley's hops, and support Yakima county-based arts and science organizations.

HERE'S HOW TO WIN TICKETS TO THE FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL 2021

Check Out These Action Photos from Fresh Hop Ale Festival 2019