Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival – calling all artists

It’s harvest time in the Yakima Valley and the smell of hops is in the air. That means it’s fresh hop beer season, one of my favorites times of the beer year. It also means it’s time to secure your tickets for the annual Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival, the most-esteemed fresh hop beer festival of them all.

People sometimes ask me about my favorite beer festivals. This one is near the top of the list, not just because of the beer but because of the atmosphere. Literally, at this event, hops are in the air in Yakima.

I could prattle on and on about how much I love this beer festival, but the organizers really don’t need me to. You can read my previous story to learn more about the festival itself and why it is one of my favorites. It will sell out and you should secure ticket ASAP. This year’s event takes place on on Saturday, October 1st.

We just learned that the Fresh Hop Ale Festival is hosting a very cool contest for artists. Here’s the deal:

Calling all artists!  

The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is hosting an art contest to choose our poster design for the 2017 Fresh Hop Ale Festival event poster!  Born to support the arts, this festival is continuing it’s long tradition of celebrating art and culture in the Yakima Valley!  We want YOU to submit your artwork to us!

We’re looking for any form of media that can be used as artwork for our 2017 poster.

The media of choice is up to you, as long as we can incorporate your art into our poster.

Examples of preferred media include:

  • painting
  • graphic design

To enter, or to learn more, visit



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  1. The festival organizers don’t seem to answer email and the web site isn’t completely updated. Anybody know what our designated driver needs to do to get in? Are our dogs going to be welcome (or at least tolerated)?

  2. I don’t recall seeing dogs in prior years so wouldn’t count on it. At other festivals around here the DD usually pays a heavily discounted ticket ($5 at Father’s Festival for example) and gets free water & soda. Tix are at door only.

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