Hops and Harvest Festival

frequently asked questions

Where is Hops and Harvest Festival held?Hops & Harvest is held at Area 8 Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario (5437 Steeles Road West, Milton, Ontario, L9T 2Y1).

What are the festival hours?Hops & Harvest is running on Friday, October 13 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What is included in the ticket price?Your Hops and Harvest ticket provides you with access to dozens of vendors, including plenty of delicious food and beverage options, local marketplace goodies, a curated live music lineup, lawn games, our new Kids Zone Stage and more! There are a number of additional experiences available for purchase on-site including: hatchet throwing, archery, face painting and boat rentals.

Are children allowed at the event?​Yes! Hops & Harvest is a family-friendly autumn festival. Children are welcome at the event, including in the brewery and cidery area. Special kids programming will be running daily.

Are dogs allowed?Yes! Dogs are welcome at Hops & Harvest, including at the brewery and cidery area, but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Will there be vegetarian and vegan options?The Hops & Harvest festival will feature both vegetarian and vegan food options.

Will there be gluten-free options?The festival will feature a selection of gluten-free food options. 

How much will food cost?Our vendors set their own prices. Each food vendor will have their pricing clearly displayed.

Are outside food or beverages permitted?No outside food or beverages will be permitted.

Will the festival be accessible?The event grounds are generally firm and flat, consisting of gravel and grass, but do include some sloped sections. Please contact vslead@hrca.on.ca for more information about event accessibility.

Is parking available?Yes, parking is available at Area 8 and is included with your entrance fee.

Are there restrooms at the venue?Portable restrooms will be available onsite for guests to use.

If I leave the festival, will I be readmitted?If you leave the festival, same-day readmittance will be permitted based on your ticket.

Is the festival rain or shine?Yes, the festival is rain or shine! 

Will there be craft beverage samples / tastings available this year?Yes, this year there will be an option to purchase either a sample size or a full-sized beverage at each of our craft breweries and cideries.

Am I able to get a refund for my ticket?Unfortunately, Hops & Harvest tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final.

What do I need for hatchet throwing or archery?Everyone participating in either hatchet throwing or archery will be required to wear closed-toe shoes, and an adult in the group must sign a waiver.

Tips from Halton Public Health on How to Drink ResponsiblyTips on how to drink responsibly:
If you plan to drink any alcohol, drinking less is better.
- Know your limits
- Drink slowly
- Drink lots of water
- For every drink of alcohol have a non-alcohol drink
- Choose alcohol free or low alcohol beverages
- Eat before and while you’re drinking
- When pregnant or trying to get pregnant, there is no known safe amount of alcohol use.
- When breastfeeding, not drinking alcohol is safest.
- Do not drive if intoxicated
Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health:
According to the World Health Organization, alcohol is a top risk factor for disease and is a causal factor in over 200 disease and injury conditions, including seven types of cancer (e.g. breast and colon), cirrhosis of the liver and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

To reduce the risk of harm from alcohol, it is recommended that people in Canada consider reducing their alcohol use. The reasons to do so come from the following facts:
- There is a continuum of risk associated with weekly alcohol consumption where the risk of harm from alcohol is: Low for individuals who consume 2 standard drinks or less per week;
Moderate for those who consume between 3 and 6 standard drinks per week; and
Increasingly high for those who consume 7 standard drinks or more per week.
- Consuming more than 2 standard drinks per drinking occasion is associated with an increased risk of harms to self and others, including injuries and violence.
- There is no known safe amount of alcohol use when pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
- Not drinking alcohol is safest when breastfeeding.
What is a standard drink size?
- A standard drink of beer with 5% alcohol is 341 ml or 12 ounces.
- A sample size of beer at Hops & Harvest is 4 ounces.
- A full size beer at Hops & Harvest is 16 ounces. 
- A standard drink of wine with 12 % alcohol is 142 ml or 5 ounces.

Don’t drink and drive.
If you enjoy beverages at the festival it is also important to make sure you have planned a safe way to get home. Plan your trip or arrange for a designated driver, taxi service, rideshare option (e.g. UBER, Lyft).


  • Please arrive during your scheduled arrival window.
  • As this is a rain or shine event, tickets are non-refundable. 
  • For guests ages 19+, please be prepared to present government issued photo identification if you wish to purchase alcohol. Please drink responsibly

  • Conservation Halton reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions at any time.

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