Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival Returns to Okemo
Okemo Mountain Resort will host its annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival and Chicken Wing Championship in early August at Jackson Gore. Admission is free. Live concerts will accompany the tasting all three days and an on-site marketplace will feature food and craft vendors. Attendees can sample more than 50 craft beers and a selection of great wines. Friday, August 1, 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy live music by Cold Chocolate, fusing bluegrass and roots with a dash of funk. Fresh-from-the-grill barbecue and full servings of beer and wine will be available for purchase. Festivities resume on Saturday, August 2, from noon to 7 p.m., with beer and wine sampling and several local restaurants vying for the title of Okemo Valley Chicken Wing Champion. CK3, a trio of amazing musicians who take classic tunes and twist them into something new and exciting, will provide the music. The Phish tribute band Uncle Ebenezer takes the stage from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3. Beer and wine tasting continues at noon. Soft drinks and barbecue items will be available for purchase. Beer and wine tasters must be 21 or older and present a valid ID. To learn more about Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival, call 802-228-1600 or visit okemo.com.