The inaugural BC Hop Fest 2015 was Canada’s FIRST Fresh Beer Festival! BC Hop Fest 2016 will be held October 1, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the fertile Sumas Prairie where sun, water, and gentle breezes contribute to one of the best hops growing environments in the Pacific Northwest.
Join us as we celebrate the hop harvest, the resurgence of BC’s hop growing industry and fresh hopped beer produced by 30 spectacular BC craft breweries. Fresh beer tastings, the "Hop Market", hop farm tours, food trucks, entertainment, and main stage presentations highlighting “all the things you can do with hops” will provide a fun filled afternoon to start off Craft Beer Month in British Columbia.
Check out the amazing transportation service we have arranged to and from Vancouver via our friends at Vine&hops.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a 19 + event. No admittance under the age of 19. We will be requiring 2 pieces of ID to purchase tokens for beer tastings.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
BC Hop Fest has LOTS of great parking and we provide free non-alcoholic beverages for Designated Drivers. There will be a shuttle service operating between designated pick up points in Abbotsford at a cost of 20.00 per person for return trip. For guests from Vancouver, Vine &hops has a bus you can take to and from Vancouver -Details are coming soon but check out http://www.vineandhops.ca/ to learn more about this great way to enjoy beer and wine touring without the worry of driving.
Will I be able to use my credit or debit card at the event?
This will be a cash only event! An ATM will be provided on site, but please plan to make purchases from our vendors using cash.
Will there be WIFI available for my devices?
Yes! With thanks to our sponsors including Shaw, we will have a powerful wifi signal for your free use during the event!
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Outside food and beverages will not be permitted at the event. Plenty of free water will be available at the event. If you would like to bring your own chairs, we would encourage that. It can sometimes be windy and cool at the farm, and this is a rain or shine event. Please dress for the weather.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email your questions to admin at bchopfest dot ca.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes. Tickets can be gifted.
Do I get any free tokens with my ticket?
Yes, there are 3 drink tokens included with every ticket. Additional tokens will be available on site at a rate of 3 tokens for $5.
Do I have to bring my printed/electronic ticket to the event?
Absolutely. There will be NO TICKET SALES at the event and parking attendant's will need to see your ticket as you enter the property. We will also be able to accept electronic tickets at the event.
What is the refund policy?
The registration deadline is September 30, 2016. Full refunds are available prior to September 29, 2016. There will be no ticket sales and no refunds at the event. After this date no refunds will be offered. To request a cancellation or to make a change please send an email to the Event Planner via admin at bchopfest dot ca
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes. Attendee's will be given a bracelet at the site for token purchase once their ID is confirmed. Designated drivers will receive a different bracelet entitling them to free non-alcoholic drinks.