Thread City Hop Fest to Take Place in Willimantic

Willimantic, CT – The Thread City Hop Fest is coming to Jillson Square (645 Main Street) Willimantic, CT on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and you don’t want to miss it! From great food, to great beer and live music (with a lot of fun things in-between) this first time event is guaranteed to become a signature event in the City of Festivals.

Let’s start with the beer! Attendees of the Thread City Hop Fest Craft Beer Tasting will enjoy samples from over 30 breweries from throughout New England. A craft beer tasting of this size is a first in the Quiet Corner and it’s happening in downtown Willimantic! Kick off the brew fest season right here in Willi! Reservations in advance are recommended, $30 per person includes a commemorative tasting glass and access to the visiting brewers. (Proper ID will be required.)

Food and entertainment will be available for the whole family beginning at 11am. Willimantic will be well represented with some of its best culinary destinations. Willimantic Brewing Company, Cafémantic, Yellow Rose BBQ, Hosmer Mountain Soda, A Cupcake for Later, the Willimantic Food Co-op and Tacos La Rosa are scheduled to be there with an eclectic mix of delicious fare! But that’s not all. Regional favorites Keifer’s Kettle Korn, the Rolling Tomato, and Fryborg (a gourmet French fry truck from New Haven) are all slated to be on hand, too.

Music by Bruce John, Eleventh Section, Dangerous Animals will add to the fun of the day. Don’t miss the unique products offered by our guest vendors including Hartford Prints!, MBK Murals, VultureTown Press and the CT Beer Trail. Don’t miss an opportunity to grab a Romantic Willimantic t-shirt while you’re there!

Tickets are available now and sales will be limited. Get ‘em while the getting’s good!

Proceeds from the Hop Fest will go to the No Freeze Project and WRI — the organization that brings you the 3rd Thursday Street Fest.

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