Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy: the Bighead ShinDig

The third annual Bighead ShinDig is on. 

On Saturday, August 15, from 12 pm to 5 pm, craft beer, music and local food lovers will gather in the hop yards of Bighead Hops in Meaford to celebrate the harvest. The Bighead ShinDig is the most unique, laid back and cool event to happen in Grey County all summer. This year the event hosts over 14 local brewers and cideries with samples, amazing local food vendors and a stellar lineup of local musicians, including folk favourites Moonshiner’s Daughter.

The Shindig. Photo by Colin Field.
The ShinDig. Photo by Colin Field.

In addition to sampling, food, and music there are tours of the hop yards and processing areas, led by Nicholas Schaut, owner and operator of Bighead Hops. And this year, the Niagara College Teaching Brewery will be brewing a batch of beer right in the fields to demonstrate the process.

The event is family-friendly (kids under the legal drinking age are free to attend). Tickets are available through Meaford Hall website or at the entrance. Tickets are $25.00 + HST and include six sampling tickets. More sampling tickets available for purchase on site.

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