What is Hop Sauce?

Hop Sauce Festival is a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts.  As Jetty's largest event, always on the Saturday after Memorial Day, the focus on brew and hot sauce is also paired with local fare, original music, and cultural vendors.  A portion of the proceeds are always earmarked for Jetty's nonprofit arm, the Jetty Rock Foundation, which uses funds for youth initiatives, for those in need, and to enhance the community.  This growing shoulder season event also aims to improve business and tourism during the traditionally slow period after the holiday weekend.    

Recent News

The latest updates from the HopSauce Festival field...

Our Beloved Line Up of Food Vendors Announce Hop Sauce Offerings

Our Beloved Line Up of Food Vendors Announce Hop Sauce Offerings

Each year the music line up, hot sauce, and craft beer offerings change up. We've expanded to bring in brands from around the country and there's a...
Parker's Garage & Oyster Saloon lands on LBI

Parker's Garage & Oyster Saloon lands on LBI

While we prepare for Hop Sauce Fest, Long Beach Island is jumping with activity. The big talk this past weekend was the opening of Parker's Garage ...
Makeshift Union announces artists for Hop Sauce 2017

Makeshift Union announces artists for Hop Sauce 2017

In 2016, Hop Sauce welcomed the MakeShift Union to the festival for the first time for a section of the festival grounds called MakeShift Row... an...
Jersey Barnfire's Garden State Green wins big

Jersey Barnfire's Garden State Green wins big

"Those fish tacos will never be the same again. " Austin D'Almeida is pumped. He should be. Not only did his company, Jersey Barnfire just release ...
Check out the NYC Hot Sauce Expo this weekend!

Check out the NYC Hot Sauce Expo this weekend!

So Hop Sauce is just a few weeks away and you're in North Jersey or Manhattan or Brooklyn, and you just can't wait to get your hot sauce and craft ...
SUSTO is just #FineToday

SUSTO is just #FineToday

These are some interesting times we live in. The band SUSTO, who will grace the Volkswagen Stage at Hop Sauce Fest on June 3 want to address some o...
"Forget Coors Light and Cover Bands" says the Asbury Park Press

"Forget Coors Light and Cover Bands" says the Asbury Park Press

It seems the message is out. LBI may have been associated "big" beer and covers of "Sweet Caroline" for the last few decades, but the Asbury Park P...
The Chicken or the Egg opens today.

The Chicken or the Egg opens today.

When you're a part of the Long Beach Island community, there are certain days you wait for each year like Christmas - that first day that striped b...
We have some pretty generous friends

We have some pretty generous friends

The Hop Sauce Fest crew is very lucky to have some really good friends. From the first we mentioned it, our buddy and attorney, William Wright was ...

Good Vibes at the Center of it All...

Somewhere in the mix of all the great charity work, good brew and spicy grub (courtesy of our amazing hot sauce vendors), we have to lay down a soundtrack to capture the emotion and spirit of the day.  That's where music comes into the fold.  We aim to deliver a killer lineup you likely will never see again on Long Beach Island --  comprised of new, notable and original music artists who draw their own lines and impact music fans on national and even international levels.  That's why each year we also find a standout local artist to showcase on our Main Stage.   As we grow, we hope our artistic community grows with it.

Shore Point Distributing Co., Inc. is the third title sponsor of Hop Sauce Festival, and we're thankful for that, because they provide a majority of the craft beer! As a partner from day one, Shore Point offers a large variety of brews and also has the ability to change the menu each year.  We add in some smaller, Indy Craft Beers who get a chance to offer their creations under their own tent.  Much like the range of hot sauce flavors, we offer well over 20 different craft brews ranging from summer ales and ciders to stouts and porters.

Let's give credit where credit is due!  Spice It Up opened its doors in 2013, met with a new vendor, and Ed Buckholtz (Owner; Born to Hula) gazed out into a vast field suggesting that it was the perfect place for a hot sauce festival.  Hours later Spice It Up tapped Jetty for their thoughts and Hop Sauce Festival was born!  Vetting hot sauce companies throughout the year, we came to invite those who shared our merit in community.  We level the playing field by offering sauces (and other spicy snacks) of varying, unique flavors and heat levels for mild palates to daring ones.


HopSauce Festival offers three levels of tickets:  General Admission (Non- Drinking),  Beer Tasting, and VIP.  You can buy tickets directly below, or click on the button for more details.

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Where is HopSauce Festival?

Frank Panzone Memorial Park

350 Taylor Avenue
Beach Haven
New Jersey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets are available exclusively through HopSauceFest.com or at the gate the day of the event.

Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely, HSF is a community-oriented event. Children 12 & Under are FREE. Thundering Surf (Mini golf & Water slides) is just across the street.

What does my ticket price include?

General Admission allows you to enter the festival, listen to the music, and enjoy the atmosphere. Craft Beer adds a 5oz mini-pilsner and allows you to taste 2oz samples of our brews.

What if I lose my mini-mug beer glass?

Don't cheat charity! If you truly lost it, then there isa $20 replacement fee at the front gate.

Should I bring cash?

Yes! Although some vendors accept credit cards, there are some who do not. Food, Hot Sauce, & Culture vendors offer all sorts of cool stuff to buy. There are also ATM's at the event.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! We rely on helping hands to run HSF! Please email us for volunteer opportunities (Beer pouring, setup/breakdown, security, etc.).

Why won't they fill my entire glass with beer?

HSF follows the rules set by the State of New Jersey, please do not try to cheat us or them!

Where can I stay?

The Long Beach Island Region offers a ton of lodging options. Check out our partners under the Info header.

Is there public transportation?

Yes, there are plenty of options, so don't drink and drive! Check out our partners under the Info header.