UPDATE (May 12, 2:30pm) - The Thread City Hop Fest is officially SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be sold at the gate or elsewhere, so beware of Facebook scams and anyone claiming to have tickets for sale. Only tickets purchased originally and directly at BeerFests.com will be honored.
Like a Phoenix from the ashes The Thread City Hop Fest returns from its two-year hiatus. So, dust the salt on your pretzel necklaces and help us celebrate 7 years of cheers and beers on Sunday, May 15th from 1 - 5 pm on Jillson Square (645 Main Street) in Willimantic!
Tickets are limited and subject to selling out!
GA Tickets are $40/per person in advance, or $55 at the gate (if any remain). (Proper ID will be required, 21 and over.) Attendees will enjoy samples from over 55 breweries from Connecticut & throughout New England.
$10 Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase at the beer fest gate. Cash only.
Introducing the all-new Willibrew Thread City Hop Fest VIP Experience!  $60 VIP admission includes access to the Hop Fest field one hour early (12 PM) where you will find your private tent with covered seating. First, you will be greeted with a Snack & Schwag Bag including your Hop Fest tasting glasses. Next sit back and enjoy a private concert performed by Bruce John while you are served a bonus pour of Willibrew beer to prepare your palate for the day’s tastings. David Wollner, the award-winning Brewer/Owner at Willimantic Brewing Company will be in attendance to field any questions you may have. Please note that VIP does sell out. SOLD OUT
The Thread City Hop Fest is organized by Willimantic Brewing Company on behalf of Willimantic Renaissance, Inc the fiscal non-profit for the festival. Proceeds from the Hop Fest benefit many local charities including The No Freeze Project, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. , Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, Covenant Soup Kitchen, and Horizons, Inc.
Please be prepared to show proper ID at the gate as this is an over 21 event. The Hop Fest is rain or shine! We ask that you not bring dogs or children to the event.
Music: Big Nasty is the opener and Ali Kat and the Revelators is the 2nd band. Plus Hartford Hot Several!
Here's the full 2022 Thread City Hop Fest Brewery List:
Bring valid, state-issued form of identification. All IDs will be checked at the gate. This guideline cannot be bent in any way shape or form.
All ticket sales are final, unless event is canceled. BeerFests.com's fee is nonrefundable.
The Hop Fest is rain or shine.
Must be 21 years or older to attend. Sorry, no children or babies allowed.
No dogs or pets are allowed.