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Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - October 5 @ 10:00 pm


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Bitter is back with the Hops & Harvest Festival!

Featuring Northern Michigan food and drinks, live performances, and more—all celebrating the beautiful and bitter hop plant.

We’ll be celebrating Friday, October 4 from 6-10pm and all day Saturday, October 5 in downtown Empire! Full schedule and details coming soon!

Saturday Admission is $20 | Includes a commemorative glass & drink ticket
Additional drink tickets and food available for purchase. Kids under 16 are free.

Free Parking—two blocks north of Front Street in Johnson Park.

Be a Volunteer
Volunteer to show your love for hops! Pour your favorite brew, take tickets or help with security. For a four hour shift your receive a volunteer shirt, commemorative glass, drink tickets, and more! Volunteer sign-ups will be available soon!


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Live Music Lineup



The event will be 100% recycled thanks to our friends at Bay Area Recycling in Traverse City.


October 4 @ 12:00 pm
October 5 @ 10:00 pm