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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 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!&nbsp $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:

  • 2nd Bridge Brewing Company
  • Alvarium Brewing Company
  • Aspetuck Brewing Company
  • Athletic Brewing Company
  • Back East Brewing Company
  • Bank & Bridge Brewing Company
  • Bar New Haven
  • Bear Hands Brewing Company
  • Beer’d Brewing
  • Berkshire Brewing Company
  • Black Pond Brewing
  • Boondoggle Brewing
  • Brewery Legitimus
  • Brewport
  • Broad Brook Brewing Company
  • Burroughs Brewing Company
  • Coles Road Brewing Company
  • Continuum Distilling
  • Cottrell Brewing Company
  • Counterweight Brewing Company
  • Crazy Cock Cider Co.
  • East Hartford Brewing Group
  • Elicit Brewing Company
  • Epicure Brewing Company
  • Fat Orange Cat Brewing Company
  • Firefly Hollow Brewing Company
  • Founders
  • Fox Farm Brewery
  • Great Falls Brewing Company
  • Hoax Brewing Company
  • Hog River Brewing Company
  • Hopmeadow Brewing Company
  • Jack’s Abby Brewing Company
  • Kent Falls Brewing Company
  • Kirby Mill Winery
  • Labyrinth Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Lasting Brass Brewing Company
  • Linesider
  • ‘Merican Mule
  • Narragansett Brewery
  • New England Brewing Company
  • New England Cidery Company
  • Newsylum Brewing Company
  • Night Shift Brewing Company
  • No Worries Brewing Company
  • Nod Hill Brewing Company
  • Outer Light Brewing Company
  • Powder Hollow Brewing Company
  • Sixpoint Brewing Company
  • Sloop
  • Stewards of the Land
  • Still Hill Brewery
  • Stony Creek
  • Stubborn Beauty
  • Taylor Brooke Brewing Company
  • Thimble Island Brewing Company
  • Tribus Beer Company
  • Twelve Percent Brewing Company
  • Two Roads Brewing Company
  • Urban Lodge Brewing Company
  • Watson’s Farmhouse Brewery
  • WeHa Brewing & Roasting Company
  • Willimantic Brewing Company
  • Zok
General Terms

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.

Refund Policy

All ticket sales are final, unless event is canceled.'s fee is nonrefundable.

Cancellation Policy

The Hop Fest is rain or shine.

Age Restriction

Must be 21 years or older to attend. Sorry, no children or babies allowed.

Miscellaneous Policies

No dogs or pets are allowed.