20th Annual Hop Fest 2015

435 Main Street
Oneida, New York 13421

Join us for three whole days of celebrating the deep hop history of Central New York.

Since 1996, the Madison County Historical Society has been celebrating Madison County’s Hop Heritage.  Over 200 years ago, Madison County resident  James Coolidge introduced commercial hop growing to New York State by bringing a rootstock from New England. By 1828, eleven NYS  counties were raising hops. Madison, Oneida, and Otsego Counties raised nearly 80% of the nation’s hops by 1880.  The Madison County Hop Fest celebrates the past, present and prosperous future of the hop industry in Madison County and throughout New York.

The three days include:

Friday, September 18

Paired Beer Dinner , Ye Olde Landmark Tavern, Route 20, Bouckville

 Saturday, September 19

Hop Fest-Guest Speakers, Vendors,  Taste of Hops, Craft Beer Sampling, and

Crowning of Hop King.

 Sunday, September 20

Hop Kiln Tour

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