The history of hops
stretches back thousands of years to when Pharaohs would
proudly be buried with their beer making utensils.
During World War Two medicinal alcohol was so important
that nearby Camp Adair would send soldiers out to help
pick the crops. The first festivals in Independence
included the multicultural makeup of the pickers. Today
Independence is still a thriving multicultural city that
looks to it's roots as the "Hop Capitol Of The World"
and welcomes all to join in this annual Hop & Heritage