Rocky Mount Mills announces that its 2nd Annual Hop Drop presented by Capital Ford Rocky Mount will take place on Tuesday, December 31. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m and features a wide array of family-friendly entertainment to ring in the new year. WRAL anchor/reporter Mikaya Thurmond will serve as emcee for the evening’s festivities which include live music, children’s activities, special beer releases, and a DJ.
“We are excited to ring in the new year at Rocky Mount Mills alongside our community,” said David Zeph, Sales Manager at Capital Ford Rocky Mount and presenting sponsor of Hop Drop. “We want everyone to have a fun and safe night, so we are pleased to provide complimentary rides home for folks in the local area.”
Capital Ford Rocky Mount is also sponsoring a contest for three overnight stays on Dec. 31 at River & Twine, the tiny house hotel located just steps away from the Hop Drop events. Stay tuned to Rocky Mount Mills social media channels for more details.
The evening’s main event is the Hop Drop at midnight, and NEW this year there will be Family Hop Drop at 7:00 p.m. Both events feature a giant hop that will be lowered from the Rocky Mount Mills water tower.
To mark the occasion, all five breweries at Rocky Mount Mills have brewed hop-forward craft beers that will be released and served as part of the evening festivities. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. each brewery will take turns releasing their special brew every 30 minutes.
Schedule of Events
Follow Rocky Mount Mills Social Media as we release more details as we get closer to the party of the year!
Family Hop Drop 5:00pm – 7:30 pm
- Horse and carriage rides (FREE)
- Family Friendly DJ
- Parent/Child friendly New Year’s Eve painting. Kids of all ages welcome with Bel Air Art Center’s Art by Rebecca ($10.00 fee, stay tuned for details on how to sign up)
- 7:00 p.m.Countdown and Family Hop Drop with WRAL’s Mikaya Thurman
Hop Drop (main event) in The Power House at Rocky Mount Mills (FREE)
- 7:30 p.m. Randy McQuay
- 9:30 p.m. Kevin Daniel Band and the Bottom Line x
- 11:00 p.m. DJ under the Water Tower
- Midnight Hop Drop with WRAL Anchor/Reporter Mikaya Thurman
Hop Drop Beer Release Schedule
7.00 p.m. Spaceway Brewery
7.30 p.m. BDD Brewery
8.00 p.m. HopFly Brewery
8.30 p.m. TBC West Brewery
9.00 p.m. Koi Pond Brewery
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