Celebrate the Yarra Valley’s best craft beer brewers and small batch cider makers in a setting like no other.
Craft beer, food stalls, live music and wildlife!
Meet the makers and sample their brews in our exclusive event space set amongst the beautiful grounds and native wildlife of the Sanctuary.
Plus, enjoy a pop up bar, food stalls, music from local artists and encounters with some furry friends.
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Watts River Brewing
The Public Brewery
St Ronan's Cider
Cherry Hill Orchards
Hop Hen Brewing
Detour Beer Co.
Selection of local wines, gin and whiskey available
Asian Kitchen (V) (GF)
Harvest Cafe (V)
BBQ (V) (GF)
Pie Shop (V)
Picnic Food (V) (GF)
(GF) Indicates gluten free options available at stall
(V) Indicates vegetarian options available at stall
The Dave Orr Band (Saturday only)
Dreaming stories and didgeridoo with Murrundindi
Bubble play and lawn games for the kids
Parking for Hop Fest is located at the Healesville Sporting Complex with free shuttle buses running continuously from 10am - 6pm on Saturday and 10am - 5pm on Sunday to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
AAT Kings Shuttle Bus
Book a return shuttle bus from Lilydale train station to Healesville Sanctuary for just a $5 donation to help save the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.
Pickup runs every half hour from 9.45am until 11.45am with booked times, and return runs every half hour from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on a first-come first-served basis.
Your ticket helps fight wildlife extinction
All proceeds from Hop Fest help save the critically endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby from extinction.
With only 40 of the southern form of the species left in Victoria, we urgently need to boost numbers in the wild.
Brewed exclusively for Hop Fest
This year Hop Fest are partnering with Watts River Brewing to craft four speciality beers inspired by Healesville Sanctuary species.
Visit the Watts River Brewing Tipi to try Blue-tongued Terry’s Berry Sour Ale, Wheat Wine for a Helmeted Honeyeater, Smoked Lager for a Smoky Mouse and Hoppy Wheat for a Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby.
Proceeds from each beer sold will help Healesville Sanctuary fight wildlife extinction.