Date(s) - Monday, Sep 03, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Genesee Country Village & Museum
By the mid-19th century, growing hops—a perennial that can grow two feet a week—was big business in New York State. It was the state’s main cash crop before the Civil War, and by the end of the century, New York was providing 90% of the nation’s supply.
Help harvest fresh hops and tour the only working 19th-century brewery in the United States. Sample brews created from historic recipes; Fat Ox Ale and Intrepid Ale as well as Flint and Steele Cider at the food tent on the Village Square. Stop by the historical kitchens for tastings of hop-inspired snacks, sauerkraut and steak & ale pie.Watch colors turn as we dye with hops. Delight in the simple pleasures of barrel rolling, sack races and a three-legged race. Make a hop-scented sweet bag to promote relaxation. Families are welcome; there is fun for all ages.