Thread City Hop Fest

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An important update (4/26/2020)


We love beer fests but we love you more and won’t do anything to compromise your health. That being said, there will be no in-person Thread City Hop Fest this year.


We are exploring options for you to Hop Fest at Home but in the meantime let’s get you all your money back.

If you purchased your tickets online:
You will see a credit from Fests, LLC within up to 21 business days. If you have questions please email
If you purchased your tickets at Willibrew:
We will be calling ticket holders to arrange your refund. (Please be patient, as Willibrew isn’t open to the public at the moment.)
We hope that you are staying safe and healthy. Stay tuned for details about opportunities to Hop Fest at Home! We’ll see you live, and in-person, in 2021!





Tickets are $35/per person in advance or $50 at the gate (if any remain).  Attendees will enjoy samples from over 45 breweries from throughout New England. (Proper ID will be required.)

SOLD OUT! Introducing the all new Thread City Hop Fest VIP Experience! $60 includes admission to the Hop Fest. We’re teaming up with T&M Distributors and CLiCK this year to make your Hop Fest perfect! VIP runs from 1:00 until 6:00 PM. T&M is helping us reimagine the Shaboo Stage area on Jillson into an outdoor living room just for you. Furniture and games? We’ll have that. Musicians playing just for you? We’ll have that, too when Bruce John joins us from 1:00 until 2:00. VIP guests will enjoy appetizers from Azuluna Foods throughout the day and in the first hour, Willibrew will have a special beer just for you. VIP guests will be greeted by David Wollner, the award-winning Brewer/Owner at Willimantic Brewing Company. Please note that VIP does sell out.

This event is rain or shine.

The Thread City Hop Fest is organized by the Willimantic Brewing Company on behalf of Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. The event is a fundraiser for: The No Freeze Project, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc., Vulturetown Arts, Windham Area Interfaith MinistryCovenant Soup Kitchen, Horizons, and the Mill Museum.