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Published Sep 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

The 22nd annual Madison County Hop Fest Weekend will take place Sept. 15-17. Among the events are:

• Tour of hop houses and craft breweries Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. Tickets for the tour are $30. Reservation required by Sept. 8 — call 315-363-4136 or go online to www.madisoncountyhopfest.org.

Hop heritage promoter Dot Willsey and preservation architect Carl Stearns will guide the tour. Lunch will be at Empire Farm Brewery. Attendees will receive a complimentary 5 oz. glass. Attendees should dress accordingly — closed-toed shoes are required to tour the breweries.

The tour will start at 9 a.m. at The Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St, Oneida, and end there at 5 p.m.

• A five-course Paired Beer Dinner at Good Nature Farm Brewery, 1727 Route 12B, Hamilton on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65 and reservations are required by Friday, Sept. 8. Purchase tickets online at madisoncountyhopfest.org. Full menu available online at https://www.madisoncountyhopfest.org/paired-beer-dinner.

The Madison County Hop Fest celebrates the past, present and future of the hop industry. For more information, go online to www.madisoncountyhopfest.org.