Enjoy a wide variety of brews and ciders and listen to live music tunes as historic Mary Olson Farm hosts the eighth annual Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, from noon to 6 p.m.
The 21-and-up event offers a beer garden with 13 breweries featuring the taste of more than 30 ciders and brews. The musical lineup includes Seattle garage funk superstars Down North and indie Americana darlings Bootleg Sunshine.
Guests can bring a camp chair or blankets to sit back and enjoy the music, take a tour of the historic farmhouse, learn more about hops at the Hops Craze exhibit or try their hand at classic lawn games.
All proceeds from the event support free and low-cost educational programming at the farm, a 67-acre, 1879 family subsistence farm along the Green River in Auburn, 28728 Green River Road SE.
Tickets are $15 online before Sept. 10, $20 at the gate and include taster mug and five tokens. Also, $10 designated driver admission is available at the gate only.
Reber Ranch is sponsoring the event.
AT A GLANCE
The Cottonwood Cutups – 1 p.m.
Bootleg Sunshine – 2:15 p.m.
The Georgetown Orbits – 3:30 p.m.
Down North – 4:45 p.m.
Beers: Airways Brewing; Bad Jimmy’s Brewing; Elysian Brewing Company; Flying Lion Brewing; Fremont Brewing; Georgetown Brewing Company; Half Lion Brewing; Hop Valley; Iron Horse Brewery; Lantern Brewing; Ram Restaurant & Brewery; Scamp Brewing Co.; and Schilling Cider.
Food: Hot Revolution Donuts; Stella Fiore Pizza; and Tacos La Flaca.
Activities: Historic farmhouse tours; special Hops Craze exhibit; giant lawn games; and Festival Donkey photo-ops.
Pets: Bring your dog for pet fun provided by Reber Ranch.