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Empire Hops & Harvest Festival

Annual Fall Festival

Empire, MI

The Village of Empire is known for its beautiful beaches and fun-filled festivals. The Hops & Harvest Festival is a celebration of the Harvest and Northern Michigan’s beautiful and bitter hop plant. Hops can be found earlier in the season strung-up all throughout the county and have become an agricultural staple in the region.

The weekend events include local food and drinks, live music and performances.

BARC ensures that the event is zero-waste and collaborates with Taste the Local Difference to verify that vendors use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

Every beer sold helps to support the Village of Empire and BARC’s work in the community.

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Buy Tickets

Beat the crowds pre-purchase your Hops Festival tickets beforehand. Tickets will also be available at the door. Saturday Admission is $20. It includes a commemorative glass & a drink ticket. Additional drink tickets and food available for purchase. Kids under 16 are free. Admission for Friday is $5, food and drinks are a-la-carte.

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Chamber of Commerce

The Empire Chamber of Commerce website has the most comprehensive details about the festival. Be sure to visit their website to get more info.