GCVM festival will be Hoppin’

Aug 30, 2018

Do you like a good hop? Join in the hop harvesting celebration on Labor Day, Sept. 3, during the “Hop Harvest Festival” at Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road.

The festival features live music, craft brew tasting and tours of a working 19th Century brewery.

Visitors can hop into a sack for an old-fashioned sack race, make hop-scented sweet bags (for an additional fee) and discover how hops were used –not only in brewing beer, but in dyeing, as medicine and in making beer bread.

Live music in the 19th Century Village Square includes Flint Hill Folk (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), Mount Pleasant String Band (2-4 p.m.). The Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band will stroll around the village (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Local craft beers will be available for tasting, along with the museum’s own Fat Ox and Intrepid Ale. Guests may also enjoy hop-inspired foods made in historic kitchens and other hop-inspired snacks.

All Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, the museum will offer free admission to residents in five communities surrounding the museum: Mumford, Caledonia, Scottsville, Avon and Le Roy.

The offering is to acknowledge museum neighbors and to thank them for their support, museum officials said.

The “Hop Harvest Festival” is included in the “Neighbor’s Free” weekend.

To receive free admission, neighbors need only present a driver’s license or a utility bill with the applicable zip code. The zip codes included are: 14414, 14423, 14482, 14511 and 14546.

For more information, call (585) 538-6822 or visit www.gcv.org.