Announcing the The Hopland Hop - Harvest & Music Festival

Article Contributed by RBA Publishing… | Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Flow Kana presents the inaugural Hopland Hop Harvest & Music Festival with 17 bands on October 26 and 27 to benefit the Hopland Fire Department and the Solar Living Institute. This fun-for-the-whole family event will be held at the Solar Living Center, 13771 US-101, Hopland, CA


Saturday 10/26 - Gates 11:00am - 10:00pm / Sunday 10/27 - Gates 10:00am - 10:00pm


Poor Buttered Rumsky, Hot Buttered Rum, Poor Man’s Whiskey,* Oh My My (Special Performance), SambaDa, Higher Movement (African Dance Troupe), Afro Funk Experience, Funkacillin, Shovelman, Schindig, Dorian May Brazilian Trio with Sebastian Link, Blue Luke, Eclectic Coyotes, Jayar, Bug Guts, Joyusone, Mystic Sol, Tribal Elders talking story, MC Da Grand Pooba, more.

Farewell Performance in Mendocino County for Poor Man’s Whiskey who are taking a long hiatus to spend quality family time.

Other activities include:

Saturday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m: The Pavilion —Taste the Harvest Event Chef Competition (included in entry price for attendees). 10 local chefs, caterers, and restaurants from Mendocino County have been invited to participate in this friendly competition using locally sourced ingredients. They are tasked with making 250 small hors d’ouevres. Each chef will be required to highlight a specific, secretly selected locally sourced ingredient in their dish (last year’s secret ingredient was apple). This year's secret ingredient will be announced on Tuesday, October 15th. The food will be served to festival attendees in The Pavilion and they will be able to vote for their favorite!

The Pavilion is an inviting decorated tented area with local wineries and breweries, a welcoming space for festival attendees to come in and connect with the chefs, the vintners and brew masters.

The producer of this event, Jaynene Johnson, is the owner of local catering company, Zocalo Collective in Willits for the past six years, and soon-to-be head chef of local brewery North Spur Brewery in Willits.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.: BOSSA NOVA BRUNCH. Food Court — Attendees can enjoy a farm-to-table brunch and be entertained with Bossa Nova music. - $15

Throughout the weekend, microbreweries will be pouring craft beer (Ukiah Brew Pub, North Spur Brewing, and Hare in the Forest), plus local artisanal wines including Frey Vineyards.

An African Dance troupe, Higher Movement, will be performing a dance to bless the harvest.A local Native American Tribal

Elder will Talk Story and bless the land and harvest and all that are at the show. Come listen to our ancient one speak.

Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume for cash prizes.

Local artisans, farmers market, kid’s zone, workshops, and live painting will round out the harvest festival atmosphere.

Tickets for this all-ages event are $25 for single-day tickets or $40 for a weekend pass and are available on Eventbrite.

Kids under 12 are free!

Online Advance Single-Day Tickets

Saturday only $25 / Sunday only $25

At the Gate Single-Day Tickets

Saturday only - $35 / Sunday only - $35

Online Advance Weekend Pass - $40 / At the Gate Weekend Pass - $60

VIP: $100 Tickets include a Special Gift Bag from Flow Kana and Emerald Farms, two drink tickets and a Backstage Meet & Greet plus the weekend pass to all the music.

Physical tickets are available in Hopland at Solar Living Center; in Ukiah at Ukiah Natural Foods Coop and Mendocino Book Company; in Willits at J.D. Redhouse Mercantile and Main Street Music; and at Harvest Market in Ft. Bragg.