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Hops Festival 2017 Free

Sunday 2411.00amSeptember


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Hops Festival 2017 Free


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Ventnor Botanic Garden is delighted to announce that this year’s Hops Festival will be held on Sunday 24th September from 11am to 6pm, with a brand new flavour.

The Hops Festival celebrates the harvest of the hops grown on site at Ventnor Botanic Garden as well as the continuation of the tradition of picking them by hand.

After all the hops have been carefully picked, they are then dried and brewed into our Original Botanic Ale by our local brewery, Yates or are kept green, frozen and brewed into our new Limited Edition Botanic Pale Ale by Goddards, another local brewery. This year, we are also introducing our Botanic Lager with a hint of Eucalyptus by Goddards – a fresh, minty taste to send peppermint sparks through your taste buds.

During the day, entertainment for all ages, including dance, magic, All that Glitters, and plenty of competitions and games, food served throughout the day and live music with local performers such as The Ohmz, Fellowship of Groove, Doug Alldred and much more will help to set the merry atmosphere and ensure the celebrations of this year’s harvest continue in style.

Free entry and parking to the Festival, with just a donation to ongoing maintenance to visit the entire Garden (£5 minimum donation).

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