The Festival


September 28, 2019

2:00 PM

TVA Credit Union Ballpark

Johnson City, TN


Something Different

Imagine a festival where all the beer is something unique, something you have never tasted before, and likely never will again. The Hoppy Possum features only the best amateur brewers from around the region, serving exciting beer they created. Brewers and their offerings are carefully selected by festival staff to bring you the best and most unique beer.


you decide

How do we make sure to attract the best brewers? We offer $10,000 in cash prizes and carefully select each brewer. Festival attendees will vote on their favorite offerings, the top 5 entries will move on to final judging. For more information about serving at The Hoppy Possum and how the competition is structured, click HERE.



No celebration is complete without music. We are happy to announce Shadow of the Moon will be headlining! For 14 years a group of fellow Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia fans and friends have gathered once a year to celebrate the life and music of one of the most influential bands on the planet. That project has evolved into Shadow of the Moon. Before the show DJ Cody Ryans will take the stage. Special thanks to Barley Waters , our main stage sponsor.



Northeast Tennessee has no shortage of amazing food trucks. We are excited to announce that Mae Malee's Spring Rolls and Spanqui’s will be on site serving delicious food all day. For anyone in need of a pick-me-up, Telos Coffee Roasters will have you covered with freshly brewed pour over coffee and cold brew with homemade simple syrup options. All their single origin coffee beans are locally roasted and ethically sourced.



Besides over 65 brewers and 125+ different beers, we have invited some amazing vendors. Expect local favorites like Boomtown & Co, amazing artisans like Luna’s Woodcraft, unique beer cave memorabilia from Montford Misfits, and more!