Beer and Hop Festival
15,16,17 september 2017

Sunday September 17th

9.30 a.m.: Church service at the St.Bertinus'Church with choirs of Poperinge and Rixensart.

11.15 a.m.: Guided visit of the Hop Museum
Poperinge's Hop Museum is located in the old Municipal Scales. Guides take you to four floors of history and culture. On your way, local characters like 'The Bagger' and 'The Nose' will take you along the four seasons of the hop. Historic documents, photographs, scale models and audiovisual displays illustrate the story of local hop growing, past and present. The museum is open non-stop from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. 

11.00u: Lekker Westhoeks
The public is invited to Lekker Westhoeks (a tasting road trip). Various Belgian breweries, chefs and local producers offer all kinds of delicious things. Free entry.

3 p.m.: Hop pageant
This colourful pageant tells the story of hop in all its facets. More than 1300 people, several dozen horsemen and various beautiful floats bring outstanding interpretations of, among other things, the foreign hop pickers, the hand picking... The public will undoubtedly be charmed by the children representing friends and enemies of hop. Free entry.

As of 5.30 p.m.: Final program in the marquee