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Saturday, September 16th, 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Craft Beer Sampling

$45 Door

* Ticket Purchases Are Non-Refundable

Food Trucks • Hop Exhibit • Hopshop • Exhibitors • Raffles

Live Music: The Pomeranians | 2:00-5:00 PM

Over 30 Craft Breweries

Tastings at 2:00pm - 5:30pm


$35 Door

* Ticket Purchases Are Non-Refundable

Celebrate With Us

The Madison County Hop Fest celebrates the past, present, and prosperous future of the hop industry in Madison County and throughout NYS.

The Madison County Hop Fest celebrates over 200 years of hop heritage that began in Madison County. It was in Madison County that James Coolidge from New England planted the 1st commercial hop yard on acres of farmland in Bouckville. He was also the first to transport hops to the New York City market in 1816. Thus, establishing a commercial agricultural connection between the hop fields of CNY and the agricultural commodity marketplace. (Cultural Resource Survey of Hop Heritage Sites in Madison County. Nell Ziegler, 2007. A survey funded by Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts.) Many Madison County farmers followed in Coolidge’s footsteps turning over their fields into commercial hop yards as did the farmers from neighboring counties- Montgomery, Schoharie, Chenango, Otsego, Herkimer, and Oneida. The Madison County Hop Fest is a signature event for Madison County and New York State, as there are no other fests that can make the historic claim that New York State’s Hop Heritage began in their county. The Preservation Association of Central New York awarded the Madison County Historical Society with the 2021 CNY Heritage Award in recognition of the Annual Madison County Hop Fest.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the programming at the Madison County Historical Society 435 Main Street, Oneida, NY 315-363-4136

If you would like to help support the Historical Society by becoming a sponsor, please contact Sydney at sydney@mchs1900.org

2023 Madison County Hop Fest Postponed

We want to let everyone know that we, unfortunately, must postpone the much anticipated 2023 Madison County Hop Fest. After two decades of producing the Hop Fest, we know what it takes from us to give you, our attendees, a great experience at the Fest. Right now, we are facing challenges that have delayed us from putting together the event in a timely manner. Some of these factors we have been discussing are increasing costs for services and supplies and a decline in sponsorship. Local breweries, restaurants, and food trucks have become an integral part of the Hop Fest and those industries are still working to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

We want to express our gratitude to our hop experts who share their hop heritage knowledge, the breweries, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and attendees from the ones that come every year to those that joined us for the first time we can’t wait to serve you all again in 2024!

If you would like to help us with the planning for the 2024 Madison County Hop Fest, please call us at 315.363.4136, or send an email to sydney@mchs1900.org

Sponsored By:

Liberty TableTop
The Gorman Foundation
Oneida Dental Group
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