Hood River Hops Fest Rescheduled for October 7, 2017

Organizers are hopeful that I-84 will reopen by new date

Hood River, Ore. – September 14, 2017 – The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is moving the 2017 Hood River Hops Fest to Saturday, October 7. The annual festival was originally scheduled for September 23, 2017.

The change is due to the ongoing closure of I-84 and firefighting activity around the Eagle Creek fire. Although Hood River is currently accessible via WA-14 and Highways 26 and 35, I-84 is the most commonly used route for out-of-town visitors. Parts of Hood River County are also currently under a Level 2 evacuation warning, with residents being advised to be ready to evacuate.

“We want the Hood River Hops Fest experience to be optimal, and we think giving firefighters and the Oregon Department of Transportation a couple more weeks before we draw a large number of visitors to the area for this event is the best course of action,” said Mike Glover, President/CEO of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce. “Come October, we are looking forward to welcoming beer lovers to Hood River, and we invite people to make a long weekend of it and support local restaurants, hotels, museums, orchards, and other businesses, which have been greatly impacted by the fire.”

Hood River is Open for Business

While the Hops Fest is rescheduled, the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce wants to remind residents and visitors that Hood River businesses are open for business. Now more than ever, our local businesses, hotels, restaurants, breweries and cideries greatly appreciate your patronage. Please consider spending a night or two in one of our lodging properties. And, as always, plan to designate a driver and enjoy the event responsibly.

For 2017 Hops Fest Ticket Holders

We will reissue tickets for the new date or refund your purchase. If you would like a refund, please email events@hoodriver.org with the following information: cardholder name, email address, and confirmation code.

We are sorry for any inconvenience the date change may cause, and sincerely appreciate your understanding and support.

Hood River Hops Fest

Date: October 7, 2017  Time: Noon – 8pm
Location: Columbia Lot, 5th and Columbia, downtown, Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: (541) 386-2000

Presented by CH2M and awarded silver medal for best beer festival from the Willamette Week, Oregon Beer Awards, the Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family-friendly event features more than 50 breweries with more than 60 fresh-hop beers, plus a variety of food vendors, live music, and an awesome collectable mug.

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
  • 21+ Entry Only Ticket: $10
  • 21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15 presale; $20 day-of. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens
  • Under 21: Free admission. Note: The venue is open to people 21 or older only from 5pm until closing at 8pm
Volunteer to Pour Beer!
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“2017 Oregon Beer Awards “Best Fest” nominee”

“2016 Oregon Beer Awards “Best Fest” nominee”

2017 Hood River Hops Fest Breweries:

*New breweries are noted by an asterisk


The Hood River Hops Fest gives back to the community! This year the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and Hood River Hops Fest volunteer grant program donated $3250.00 in total to the following non-profit organizations:

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Hood River County Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by HRCCC, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. HRCCC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by HRCCC including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, digital print, etc.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian

A person attending a HRCCC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact HRCCC, 720 E. Port Marina Drive, Hood River, OR 97031, in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. HRCCC will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence.

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Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!