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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

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 Full menu available online at

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