Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Hop Fest 2018

Home > Melbourne > Breweries | Escape the City | Food Festivals | Fun Things To Do | Zoos
by Nekoburro (subscribe)
Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs.. www.mokocreative.com https://www.instagram.com/nekoburro/
Event: -
Hop to the Hop Fest
food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative



Immerse yourself in the wild surroundings of the Healesville Sanctuary, meet and sample what the Yarra Valley has to offer with the best beer brewers and small batch cider makers. See the native animals and don't forget to bring your picnic rug, kids, family and friends for a fun day out at the Hop Fest!

image İmoko creative


This is the first year where Healesville Sanctuary has hosted and curated this local craft beer and cider event, coinciding with the Melbourne Cup Weekend. Giving you the opportunity to head down and explore nature, learn about our native wildlife and tantalise your taste buds with delicious street food!

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


With two exclusive event spaces and tastings from Hargreaves Hill, Watt's River Brewing, Coldstream Brewery, Got Ya Back, Napoleone, St Ronan's Cider and Cherry Hill Orchards.

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


Plus, visit the Chandon 'S' Sparkling Bar, with special guests Chandon pouring their new take on the classic Champagne cocktail.

Complementing the diverse range of beer and cider is a selection of gourmet-style street food, including pulled pork and jackfruit tacos, steamed corn with harissa butter, salt and pepper squid, freshly baked soft pretzels and sticky ribs with hot sauce. The jackfruit tacos and the St Ronan's apple cider went down well!

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


It was great to explore the sanctuary observing the sleepy koalas, the curious barn owl, the Australian Pelicans and wild Dingos...

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


The keepers and zoo staff were out and about entertaining the little ones with furry, feathered and scaly friends. There were also loads of outdoor games and entertainment for the whole family!

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


Event-goers can also enjoy a great live music lineup of talented local musicians and bands. There were also undercover areas where you could take refuge from the sun or rain thanks to the 4 huge tipis set up by Phil and his team at Tipikata.

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative


All proceeds from Hop Fest will support Zoos Victoria's efforts to save the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby from extinction.

Can't wait for next year's Hop Fest!!

food and beer festival, food stalls, cider, local brewers, Healesville sanctuary, native animals, live music, event, Yarra valley craft beer and cider, gourmet food, street food, family day, picnic, animals, kid friendly
image İmoko creative

Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  15
*Nekoburro was invited as a guest
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Great family day out celebrating what the Yarra Valley has to offer with beers, cider and delicious street food!
Phone: 1300 966 784
Where: Healesville Sanctuary
Cost: $10- $49
Your Comment
Featured
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions