Hops & Harvest

Hops & Harvest is an autumn festival at Kelso Conservation Area that features breweries, food vendors, and artisans while celebrating the great outdoors. Inspired by the changing fall colours of the escarpment, the patchwork of farm fields and the abundance of fresh produce appearing in farmers markets, Hops & Harvest is a unique opportunity to hike the trails, take a chairlift ride, admire the scenery, and then enjoy craft brews and seasonal eats. For craft beer and food connoisseurs in search of fall flavours and outdoor enthusiasts looking to taste something different, Hops & Harvest is about bringing people together and creating opportunities to celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the Niagara Escarpment.

Gate Fees:

Adult (15-64): $7
Senior (65 & over): $6
Child (5-14): $5
Child (4 & under): Free

If you are a Conservation Halton Parks members, you receive free admission to the park and the event

Event runs rain or shine. No refunds.

Additional fees apply for food and some activities. Not all vendors accept debit or credit and there will not be an ATM available, so attendants are advised to bring cash. 

 

                                             

We are currently accepting applications for marketplace vendors. Click here to download the marketplace vendor package and application form. Please submit all applications to meagan@curatedbym.com before Friday, October 5.

       

More to come!

We are currently accepting applications for beer vendors. Click here to download the beer vendor package and application form. Please submit all applications to meagan@curatedbym.com before Friday, October 5.

                          

We are currently accepting applications for food vendors. Click here to download the food vendor package and application form. Please submit all applications to meagan@curatedbym.com before Friday, October 5.

More to come!

We are currently accepting applications for community partners. Click here to download the community partner package and application form. Please submit all applications to meagan@curatedbym.com before Friday, October 5.

 

     

More to come!

We are currently accepting sponsorship applications. Click here to download the sponsorship package and application form. Please submit all applications to meagan@curatedbym.com before Friday, October 5.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

11:00am
  • Event grounds open
  • Beer, food and marketplace vendors open
  • Pumpkin-carving demo
  • Maple tastings (Conservation Halton tent)
  • Archaeology artifacts (Conservation Halton tent)
  • Activities begin
Activities include:

Guided hikes, lawn games, pumpkin bowling, button making, scarecrow making, wood branding, pumpkin painting $, s’more roasting $, challenge course $, chairlift ride $, boat rentals $, archery $, guided rides $

$ indicates additional fees
All activities available while necessary supplies last

11:15am

  • Turnups (Main Stage)
    The Turnups are a five-piece acoustic pop cover band consisting of ukuleles, resonator guitar, stand-up bass and Cajon. They play music that gets children of all ages singing and dancing!

12:00pm

  • Birds of prey (Conservation Halton tent)

  • Gail Brown (Chairlift)

12:20pm

  • Claire Coupland (Main Stage)
    Claire is a folk-style singer-songwriter based in Toronto. With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Jeff Buckley, her melodies are beautiful, full of moving vocals and a unique blend of alternative, country, and jazz roots.

1:40pm

  • Sabrina Soares (Main Stage)
    Girl-next-door with swag. Nerd-cool. Guitar prodigy with heart. Sabrina’s music is a hooky, hip-swiveling nod to jazz, country, pop, and the funky Brazilian rhythms that colour her unique heritage.

2:00pm 

  • Victor Morgado (Chairlift)

3:00pm

  • Dirty Dishes (Main Stage)
    Sharp-witted ladies with a 1950s Nashville sound and killer charm. Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds and extraordinary energy, the Dishes have spent the last five years breaking hearts and soothing souls at clubs, festivals, and events throughout Canada.

5:00pm

  • Last call

  • Event grounds close

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

11:00am
  • Event grounds open
  • Beer, food and marketplace vendors open
  • Maple tastings (Conservation Halton tent)
  • Archaeology artifacts (Conservation Halton tent)
  • Activities begin

Activities include:
Guided hikes, lawn games, pumpkin bowling, button making, scarecrow making, wood branding, pumpkin painting $, s’more roasting $, challenge course $, chairlift ride $, boat rentals $, archery $, guided rides $

$ indicates additional fees
All activities available while necessary supplies last

11:15am
  • Claire Coupland (Main Stage)
    Claire is a folk-style singer-songwriter based in Toronto. With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Jeff Buckley, her melodies are beautiful, full of moving vocals and a unique blend of alternative, country, and jazz roots.
12:00pm
  • Birds of prey (Conservation Halton tent)
12:40pm
  • Lavender and the Shark (Main Stage)
    Linda Lavender is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Toronto who plays claw-hammer banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass. Sam Sharkawy is an accomplished guitar player who currently resides in Toronto. Lavender & The Shark is a blend of darkness with light, of sensitivity with electricity, of inventive with classic.
1:00pm
  • Felicia McMinn (Chairlift)
2:00pm
  • Lauren Barnett (Main Stage)
    A passionate singer-songwriter and saxophonist from Toronto, Lauren creates a unique, multicultural sound that is uniquely Canadian. She also is part of two other bands, Street Brass and the Heavyset Quartet.
  • Victor Morgado (Chairlift)
3:20pm
  • Steve Rutchinski and the Real Deal (Main Stage)
    Steve Rutchinski and the Real Deal Roots and Blues trio is built on a collaboration between Steve Rutchinski (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Tak Bui (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Bob Sloan (bass). They play music they love—roots, blues, jazz, folk, country, and traditional—standards and originals.
5:00pm
  • Last call
  • Event grounds close