This weekend, don't miss Hickory Hops! Over 50 local NC brewers will be serving up golden goodness in downtown Hickory. Cost is $30 and a designated driver is $10. No one under 21 will be able to enter. Hickory Hops beer festival is organized by Hickory Downtown Development Association and hosted by Olde Hickory Brewery. It offers plenty for everyone, from inexperienced beer novices to hardened beer fest veterans anxious for something unusual. Pouring for six hours, beginning at 1:00, live music will be presented, rain or shine.