Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rivertown Hops Celebration this Saturday, August 6, noon-4pm

A craft brew extravaganza with food trucks and vendors! Taste a variety of brews and fare presented by brewers and food trucks lining Locust Street from Second to Fifth in downtown Columbia. Enjoy the music while you dine in the street, which is closed to traffic for this event. Tickets costing $40 per person can be purchase by clicking here. On the event day, bring your ticket and ID to receive your event bracelet which entitles you to sample the beers presented. Tickets for the sampling portion of this event may be available on event day, but will cost $45 each. For more information, call 717-684-5249. Remember, drink responsibly!

A list of our currently confirmed beer vendors is found in the table below. Keep scrolling down for information on slated entertainment, information on parking and the free shuttle, information on food vendors, and information for food vendors interested in participating.

Confirmed Beer Vendors as of 7/06/16...keep looking back as we expand our list!

Ithaca Beer CoWacker Brewing CoRoy Pitz Brewing Co
Deschutes BreweryFlying Fish Brewing CoNew Belgium Brewing
Sixpoint BreweryColumbia Kettle WorksLiquid Hero Brewery
Iron Hill BreweryLancaster Brewing CoSouth County Brewing Co
St Boniface Craft BrewingMad Chef Craft BrewingCollusion Tap Works
LagunitasWeyerbacher BrewingRotunda Brewing Co
Aldus Brewing CoSaucony Creek Brewing CoYards Brewing Co

We have live entertainment! Musicians who are sure to be a draw for this event have been confirmed courtesy of Create Columbia, a local nonprofit organization. Don't miss out on quality entertainment sure to add to your event experience. Internationally known Mississippi blues group Anthony “Big A” Sherrod & the Cornlickers will perform on our stage as well as the nationally known group Ton-Taun. A yet-to-be-announced group will round out the live entertainment.

Parking and Shuttle Service
Participants are encouraged to have a designated driver for transportation after the event. However, you may get an easy start to the day by parking at Glatfelter's Field (use 1201 Lancaster Ave, Columbia PA 17512 for your GPS). Parking here free of charge and take the shuttles to the event area. The shuttle is a free service, but donations will be accepted. The first shuttle run will leave Glatfelter Field by 11:30 am (remember, sampling does not begin until noon!) and will run continuous loops every 15 to 20 minutes. The last shuttle run will leave Glatfelter's at 4:15 to pick up the last groups of attendees on one final loop. Click here to view the shuttle map.

Confirmed Food Vendors
Watch as we continue to update this list of participating food vendors. Asof 07/06/2016 the following vendors will join us for this event.
Crave Catering
Gnawjaw Beef Jerky & Bacon
Rocky's BBQ
Rt. 30 Seafood
Sven's Cafe
Uncle Bone's Concessions

Potential Food Vendors
Yes, food vendors are still welcome to apply. Click here for the food vendor application, or call 717-684-5249 to request a copy via mail. We amy also be reached at

Bronze Sponsor:
Bin There Dump That

Entertainment Sponsor:
Becky and Ken's


  1. So thats why Locust st. was paved!

  2. Thanks to Doolittle for bringing Columbia Kettle Works to town !!

    1. He still ows back taxes by the tens of thousands!!

  3. Shut up. Negative Nellies

  4. When I go by the Kettle Works, it seems they have a crowd. It also seems orderly. It seems some people have nothing to do but complain when a new business starts up. Get a life.

  5. Wow! - This event is Awesome ! This is sure to be a boost for downtown Columbia and helps to put us at the same level as the other small upscale towns around Lancaster County ! The music is high caliber and something you would expect to see at Inner Harbor! Thanks to EVERYONE that helped to pull this together !, and especially to Kettle Works for jump starting it and for having the best beer at the show !

  6. It is great that the borough is hosting events downtown during the summer. 4thFridays, Car show, Craft show, movies and concerts in the park, and the Hops Fest.Lititz, Manheim,Mt. Joy were doing these type of things and has great success. Now it is our turn. Columbia proud.

  7. Doolittle still does for the TOWN.

  8. Lol lol we know SAM DOES NOTHING!!!