BC Hop Fest 2016: Celebrating Fresh Beer
What a blast we had this past October at the inaugural BC Hop Fest! So many people missed out on our SOLD OUT event, that we have worked with our sponsors and hosts to ensure that there will be more room for folks in 2016! What is new for 2016? Shorter toilet lineups (for sure) more brewers, more vendors, and several surprises we are working on, so stay tuned! Get your tickets early, so you are not dissapointed.
Canada’s ONLY farm based Fresh Beer Festival and will be held once again October 1st, 2016 on the fertile Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford B.C. at 1905 Cole Road where sun, water, and gentle breezes contribute to one of the best hop 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 many spectacular BC craft breweries. Fresh beer tastings, 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. Stay tuned to www.bchopfest.ca for updates.
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?
There will be plenty of FREE parking on site and we will be offering free non-alcoholic beverages for Designated Drivers. Taxi service is available and we will be working once again with Vine and Hops to arrange shuttles from Vancouver. Details are available here -http://www.vineandhops.ca/events/bc-hop-fest-shuttle-and-admission/
We are also offering a shuttle within Abbotsford with pick up at the Best Western Hotel, Bus Hub at Sevenoaks, and Quality Hotel at Whatcom Road. Tickets available for $20. Pre-puchase on this page.
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, 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 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 transferrable?
Yes. Tickets can be gifted.
How much are beer tokens?
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 attendent'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 30th, 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 recieve a different bracelet entitling them to free non-alcoholic drinks.