Willimantic's Thread City Hop Fest Features 45+ Brewers

Willimantic's @TCHopFest returns May 1 #ctbeer

The Thread City Hop Fest in Willimantic's Jillson Square May 1 features craft beer tastings from more than 45 New England breweries, live music and fare from local food trucks and vendors.

Brewers include several representatives from Connecticut and New England, and food options include A Cupcake For Later, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, Cafemantic, Connecticut Gourmet, EZ StrEATs, Keifer’s Kettle Korn, Get Your Irish On, I Want Pig Candy, Mercado, Munchies Food Truck, NoRA Cupcake Company, Sixpence Pie Company, Whey Station and Willimantic Brewing Company.

Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $50 at the gate. Proceeds from the Hop Fest benefit The No Freeze Project, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc., Vulturetown Arts and Windham Area Interfaith Ministry. The festival runs 1 to 5 p.m. Information: threadcityhopfest.com.

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