Hops in the Park

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LOCAL -

CH­ESTER — The pub­lic is in­vited to toast Vir­ginia’s agri­cul­tural pride with food, mu­sic, and beer. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Cap­i­tal Ale House, the Hen­ri­cus Foun­da­tion will present the third an­nual Hops in the Park fes­ti­val at Hen­ri­cus His­tor­i­cal Park on Satur­day, Nov. 11, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. This one-of-a-kind pre­miere har­vest fes­ti­val fea­tures Vir­ginia craft beer, Vir­ginia hops farm­ers, a Vir­ginia farmer’s mar­ket, and Vir­ginia his­tory.

Head­lin­ing the mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment, lo­cal fa­vorites Jack­ass Flats will take the main stage at 3 p.m., with Markiss Blow­fish and Rick Hol­low­ell per­form­ing dur­ing the day. Learn about the his­tory of Vir­ginia hops with Old Do­min­ion Hops Co­op­er­a­tive and view demon­stra­tions of brew­ing - then and now - with the Hen­ri­cus in­ter­preters and Men­tor­ing Ad­vanced Stan­dards of Home­brew­ing (M.A.S.H.)

Vis­i­tors can pur­chase VIP passes from Cap­i­tal Ale House. Those who pur­chase this $55 VIP pass will get to en­joy ex­tra ben­e­fits such as VIP park­ing, pri­vate bath­rooms, an ex­panded out­door and in­door VIP space, a lim­ited-edi­tion mug with one free pour, 6 beer tick­ets, spe­cial lim­ited craft beers ex­clu­sive to VIP, a hearty rus­tic food plat­ter, and an ar­ti­san ap­pe­tizer buf­fet.

There is no ad­mis­sion for Hops in the Park. Food and bev­er­ages will be sold on per-item ba­sis. Fam­i­lies with chil­dren are wel­come to at­tend and par­tic­i­pate in the chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Please visit www.Hop­sInThePark.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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