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Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 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 all day in downtown Empire in the big tent on Front Street!

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!


Sponsored By


Featured Beverages



Local Food Vendors



Live Music Lineup

Andre Villoch


5th Gear

The Benzie Playboys


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


October 6
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Empire Chamber of Commerce


Downtown Empire