First Annual Empire Hops Festival

From the town that brought Northern Michigan the Asparagus Festival, comes a new event, the first annual Empire Hops Festival. This inaugural event takes place on Saturday October 4, 2014 from noon through 9 pm in the village of Empire.

Food will be available from Scalawags Fish & Chips, Deerings, Baytown Kitchen, Joe’s Friendly Tavern, Art’s Tavern and Firedog Artisan Pizza.

It wouldn’t be a hops festival without some great Northern Michigan beer! Breweries that will be there include New Holland, Right Brain, Stormcloud Brewing Company Frankfort, Beards of Petoskey, Short’s and The Workshop. Live music will be performed by The Benzie Playboys and Black Jake & the Carnies.

Celebrate a successful hops harvest with local beer (some were created with Empire hops!)

Tickets are $10 and include a complimentary glass and drink tickets. A designated driver ticket only costs $5 and includes a glass. Purchase tickets at

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To learn more about what’s brewing for this festival keep an eye on the Facebook page.

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