• The Gorge Hops & Hogs Fest

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    Name: The Gorge Hops & Hogs Fest
    Date: June 15, 2019
    Event Description:
    EAT BBQ, DRINK BEER, DO GOOD. When the scent of blooming cherry blossoms fade into the hickory sweet aroma of mouth-watering BBQ, it’s time for the area’s tastiest summer celebration, Gorge Hops and Hogs presented by Sedition Brewing Company and The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Gorge Hops and Hogs Festival on June 15th, 2019.
    BBQ enthusiasts will fill Lewis & Clark Festival Park to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of summer. The family-friendly BBQ extravaganza will feature a BBQ competition, People’s Choice BBQ tasting, regional Craft Beer and wine, beer yoga, live music, food trucks, sponsor exhibits, backyard games, a kids’ zone and more. It’s a perfect setting for a day of BBQ, beer and picnics. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy! Admission to the park is FREE.

    Come to The Gorge Hops and Hogs Festival and see for yourself why beer and BBQ rule! CHAMPIONING NON-PROFITS The Gorge Hops and Hogs Fest benefits local non-profit organizations. For 2018 and 2019, we selected the Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum.
    The mission of the Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum is to honor military veterans, past and present, from all branches of the Armed Forces, with primary focus on veterans from Wasco, Sherman, Klickitat, Skamania, and Hood River Counties; Inspire and educate visitors about the region’s extensive military heritage; and educate students in grades K-12 about the region’s military heritage through the stories of our veterans. The Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum is a collaboration between The Dalles Legion Post 19 and the Mid-Columbia Veterans Memorial Committee. The Gorge Hops and Hogs Fest partners with the Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum, to support the amazing work they do!

    Thank you to all the wonderful beer-loving folks who gladly down a pint or three to give back to organizations that help make our community a better place. Other Weekend Events of Interest: 6/15 Columbia Gorge Regional Fly-In 6/16 Hail to the Jeep Car Show
    Location:
    Lewis & Clark Festival Park
    The Dalles, Oregon
    Date/Time Information:
    Schedule of Events for Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:00 a.m. — Cooks Meeting – Meat Handed Out 8:30 a.m. — BBQ Challenge Kicks Off 10:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. — Beer Yoga with Pure Yoga 11:30 a.m. — Kids’ Zone Open 12:00 p.m. — Craft Beer Tent Open 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — People’s Choice Judging 2:30 p.m. — Chicken Judging 3:30 p.m. — Tri-tip Judging 4:30 p.m. — Ribs Judging 5:30 p.m. — BBQ Challenge Awards Ceremony 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Live Music by School bOI – The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band!
    Contact Information:
    For more information on this event contact The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce at events@thedalleschamber.com or 541-296-2231. Stay informed of the latest event updates by following Gorge Hops and Hogs on social media.
    Fees/Admission:
    here is Free admission, Free Games, Free BBQ Samples after the judging, while supplies last. This event is FREE to enter for everyone! The Games and Activities are FREE. For those looking to sample barbecue fare, the competition includes People’s Choice judging. Purchase as many tickets as you like for $1 each and cast your vote. One ticket equals one vote. It’s an opportunity for you to pick your favorites and cheer them on. Another option for attendees is to purchase a commemorative mug and tokens for the Hops tent, which is open to anyone over the age of 21. Tickets to the Hops Tent are available in advance. They will also be sold at the event for $20.
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