Since 1996, the Madison County Historical Society has been honoring the hop growing heritage of Madison County,  with Hop Fest,  a celebration of history, local food, hops and beer, on the grounds of the Cottage Lawn Museum in Oneida, NY.  Hop Fest proceeds support the educational programming of the Madison County Historical Society.

Madison County Hop Fest 2014 will be the weekend of Sept. 12 and 13.  

During this time of great health concern in our country and communities, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone this year's 25th Annual Madison County Hop Fest celebration. We are looking ahead to next year when we can celebrate the 25th anniversary with everyone on September 17 – 19, 2021. The Hop Fest Committee and Madison County Historical Society’s Board of Trustees take the safety and health of our attendees, guest speakers, breweries, restaurants/caterers, vendors, hop house owners, volunteers, sponsors, and staff very seriously. The annual event that draws 400 people, cannot take place in 2020 due to the health risks posed by COVID-19. The Hop Fest Committee will now focus on the 25th Madison County Hop Fest celebration for 2021 when we can all be together again.  

Stay safe and be well,

Sydney L. Loftus

Executive Director

Madison County Historical Society

Madison County Hop Fest Committee Chair

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