Back in January we told you that the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival in downtown Yakima was still planning on moving forward with putting on the event in 2021 (slated for Saturday, October 2nd) after a one-year hiatus. That is still the plan (woo-hoo!) but, for now, organizers are delaying ticket sales.

Like most businesses and other organizations, a fair amount of caution is still being leaned towards as the uncertainty of the pandemic and subsequent protocols remain a fluid situation.

With that in mind, the fest announced via their official Facebook page, that they will be delaying ticket sales for this year until July 1st in order to get a better handle on what size of crowd can be anticipated.

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The official announcement:

The Fresh Hop Group looks forward to seeing you all on Saturday, October 2nd. With an abundance of caution, we have...

Posted by Fresh Hop Ale Festival on Monday, April 26, 2021

I can only speculate but I will go out on a very short limb and say that this could, actually, be the biggest gathering in the history of the downtown Yakima signature event.

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