After Two Years, the Grapes & Hops Festival Returns to Northwest Arena


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Beer, wine, spirits, and cider lovers, rejoice! The Grapes & Hops Festival has returned to Northwest Arena. Saturday, May 7, 2022, is a day for sampling and fun! The general session is from 3-6 pm, the VIP session begins at 2 PM and includes a private hour on the vendor floor with other VIP ticket holders. Presented by Northwest Arena and Media One Radio Group, the Grapes and Hops Festival is a banner event across the Chautauqua and Warren County communities and will beverage samples from local, regional, and national makers, as well as local small business vendors so you can sip and shop!

Val Dow, executive sales assistant shared, “A lot has changed in the beverage world since 2019 and we have some fresh new flavors in addition to some tried and true favorites for everyone to try. There will be great representation of IPAs, sours, ciders, seltzers, and more. You’ll have to come to the festival to see what we have instore!”

Entertainment includes a live DJ, a warming lounge courtesy of the Stone & Outdoor Living Center, and prize raffles. May 7th is also the Kentucky Derby; Guests are invited to come dressed to celebrate in their best fascinator or most dapper bowtie or necktie.

“We are two years removed from the last Grapes & Hops Festival,” commented Keith Martin, Northwest Arena’s Executive Director, “so naturally we are excited to welcome everyone back to enjoy the Arena and have a nice afternoon with their friends and family.”

Tickets are available now at Attendees must be 21 years old or older to enter. A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for $45 (presale), including early access to the event, exclusive VIP room with complimentary light bites, and a special VIP pint glass.

General admission tickets are available for $25 (presale) and includes a variety of samples as well as a commemorative tasting glass. Designated driver tickets also are available for $10. Both VIP and General Admission tickets will increase by $10 at the door on the day of the festival, so get your tickets online at, call 716.484.2624, or stop by the Northwest Arena Box Office to reserve your tickets today.

The 2022 Grapes & Hops Festival is brought to you by Northwest Arena, Media One Radio Group, H&R Block, Windstream, PACE Promotional Solutions, Ahlstrom Shaeffer Electric Corporation, and PepsiCo.