Long Island Fresh Hop Festival: September 22nd, 2018- Long Island, NY

The Long Island Fresh Hop Festival will be held on September 22nd, 2018 at the LI Hops at Plan Connection in Long Island, NY. Everything you need to know about the event can be found below.


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3rd Annual
Long Island Fresh Hop Festival

LI Hops at Plant Connection
September 22nd, 2018
12:30pm – 4:00pm

To celebrate all the good fortune of the harvest, winemakers created the world famous Beaujolais Nouveau. American brewers have put a twist on that age old tradition and the experiment created a new craze in the beer world Wet Hop/Fresh Hop ale.

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On September 22nd, come join some of Long Island’s finest breweries, at LI Hops (located at Plant Connection 5873 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY), where you’ll be able to taste versions of fresh hop beers alongside the traditional version of the same beer. These fresh hop infused beers are special limited-edition versions of your favorite local beers–many of which are not available to the general public. Brewers will be there to explain how their creations came to life, and how they chose what beers to fresh hop. You’ll also be able to try local pumpkin ales, oktoberfests and a variety of other styles.

There will be live music and food from Christopher Michael Catering for all attendees to enjoy. Due to the finite availability of these beers, tickets are limited, and being sold on a first come first served basis. This is a 21 & over event only.

Event Host: LI Hops

LI Hops is a 43 acre farm is located in the North Fork Wine Region of Long Island, NY where the climate & soil is perfect for growing amazing hops–including Willamette, Columbus, Nugget, Centennial, and Magnum. The farms grows and sells fresh hops to local NY breweries and home brewers. www.lihops.net

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Tickets

September 22nd, 2018
12:30pm – 4:00pm
The LI Fresh Hop Festival will be held OUTDOORS under tents—the event will be held rain or shine!

GENERAL ADMISSION SESSION:

12:30pm – 4:00pm
Admission is $45 +tax/fees when purchased online in advance (price increases to $50 on event day) and includes a souvenir tasting cup and beer sampling. All attendees must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Designated Driver

Tickets are available for $12 + tax/fees. Designated drivers receive a bottle of water upon entrance. Designated drivers do NOT receive a wristband or a tasting cup and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Everyone who purchases a ticket will get in. No tickets will be sold once the event sells out. We have limited the number of attendees to insure that everyone that purchases a ticket will be able to sample the beers they want and move around with ease. The event will take place rain or shine.

All Attendees must show valid photo I.D at the door to be admitted. You must be 21 or older to attend this event. No Exceptions! No children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. All ticket purchases are final sale, no refunds or exchanges.

Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

For customer service help with your on-line ticket purchasing, please call 1-877-435-9849 or email customersupport@ticketfly.com.

PROTECT YOURSELF: Tickets purchased from an unauthorized source may be lost, stolen, counterfeit or in violation of resale policies and if so, are VOID, and you will be denied entry. We strongly discourage you from purchasing tickets from an unauthorized source. Tickets purchased from sources other than this website may not be valid and may result in attendee being refused admission to the event. Purchasing a ticket from an unauthorized seller is not advised. The event producers are not responsible for honoring invalid tickets nor issuing any refunds for invalid tickets.


FAQ

Is there an age limit to get into the festival?

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed entrance in the festival! This includes designated drivers who must also be at least 21 years of age. NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers, or pets are permitted. No one will be admitted without a valid photo ID (no exceptions). Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.

How do I buy tickets for this event?

Tickets are only available online at this website.

Is the event indoors or outdoors?

The Long Island Fresh Hop Festival is an outdoor event held under tents and will take place rain or shine (no refunds).

What happens if it rains?

The event will take place rain or shine.

How do I get to the festival?

Click here to visit the directions page.

What does general admission include?

Attendees will receive a 5 oz. tasting cup with a 2 oz. pour line (tasting cup is not available for designated driver tickets holders) and admission to event special programming/seminars.

What is the entrance fee for designated drivers?

A designated driver ticket is $12.00. In lieu of a tasting glass, DD ticket holders will get a bottle of water. You will not be permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver who is seen drinking at the festival will be escorted out immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

Will food be available for purchase?

The event will be catered by Christopher Michael Catering catering offering several seasonal selections.

Are children or pets permitted to attend?

NO children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets are permitted at the festival. If you come to the event with a child or pet your entry will be denied and no refund offered. Please plan accordingly. Individuals with disabilities may use service animals provided the handler has all necessary paperwork/tags for service animal.

Is there music?

Yes! There will be live music. Long Island native Dan Donnelly is a multi-instumentalist and singer/songwriter currently performing solo acoustic versions of pop songs ranging from Beatles, Marley, Dylan, Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Squeeze, Crowded House, Stones, Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, Pink Floyd and tons of other favorites from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

Is smoking permitted at the festival?

Smoking will not be permitted under the tents. A designated smoking area will be created.

Can I bring blankets or lawn chairs to the festival?

Yes! Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted into the festival.

Will there be parking available?

Yes. Parking is free.

Can we arrive with a privately chartered bus/limo?

Yes, but you must call in advance to make parking arrangements. Call 631-940-7290

Do designated drivers need to be 21?

YES. No one under 21 will be admitted to the festival. Designated Drivers, like everyone else must show valid photo ID before being allowed admitted into the festival.

What hotels are in the area?

Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport
3485 Veterans Memorial Highway
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: (631)738-7800
Website: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Islip MacArthur Airport
10 Aero Road
Bohemia, NY 11716
Phone: (631)881-7700
Website: www.laquintaislip.com

Residence Inn Long Island
7 Court House Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: (631)231-0025
Website: www.marriott.com

I’m having trouble printing my tickets, what do I do?

FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: If you already have a ticket and require customer service, call 1-877-435-9849 or email customersupport@ticketfly.com

Is the event wheel chair accessible.

YES, there is also special handicapped area parking.

What items are prohibited?

Starfish Junction Productions is dedicated to the safety and security of ALL attendees, exhibitors, staffers, and guests. Please use common sense and remember that what seems harmless to you may appear like a threat to someone else. All attendees must adhere to show rules, are subject to search upon entering the event, and are prohibited from bringing in the following items:

  • outside alcohol, glass bottles, cans, outside food/beverages, metal water bottles
  • weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.), illegal drugs, chemicals, fireworks, smoke bombs
  • unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.

Smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens) is prohibited in the venue/under tents. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas.

Infants/Children/Strollers…No one under 21 will be admitted. Valid photo ID is required for entry.
No pets are permitted at the event (unless they are service dogs with accredited tags/paperwork)

Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.


Directions

LI Hops at PLANT CONNECTION, INC. is located at 5873 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901

FROM points WEST:

  • Southern State Pkwy E.
  • Keep left to take Sagtikos Pkwy N via EXIT 41A toward Kings Park.
  • Merge onto I-495 E/Long Island Expy E via EXIT S1E toward Riverhead.
  • Take the Old Country Rd/County Hwy-58 exit, EXIT 73, on the left toward Greenport/Orient.
  • Keep left at the fork in the ramp.
  • Turn slight right onto Old Country Rd. Pass through 1 roundabout.
  • Old Country Rd becomes NY-25/Main Rd.
  • Turn left onto County Hwy-105.
  • Turn right onto Sound Ave.
  • 5873 SOUND AVE is on the right—enter at sign PLANT CONNECTIONS, INC.

FROM points EAST:

  • Travel west on County Road 48 heading toward Riverhead.
  • County Route 48 becomes Sound Ave.
  • 5873 SOUND AVE is on the left–0.3 miles past Herricks Lane—enter at sign PLANT CONNECTIONS, INC.

Music

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Long Island native Dan Donnelly is a multi-instumentalist and singer/songwriter currently performing solo acoustic versions of pop songs ranging from Beatles, Marley, Dylan, Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Squeeze, Crowded House, Stones, Elvis Costello, Joe Cocker, Pink Floyd and tons of other favorites from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.


Festival Rules

  • 21+ Only. Must show valid photo I.D. for admission. Proper identification is the responsibility of the attendee. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry with no refund offered.
  • Don’t drink and drive! Take mass transit or designate a driver.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • Drink responsibly, Know your limits!
  • This is a sampling event, 2oz. pours only!
  • All attendees must be properly attired.
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.
  • No pets or children allowed.
  • No outside glassware or food permitted.
  • You get one souvenir glass for this event. Replacements $5.00 ea.
  • We reserve the right, at our discretion, to remove any individual(s) from the festival for behaving inappropriately. You will be escorted out by security and not allowed back in!
  • All exits are final. No alcohol permitted outside the event.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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