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Hoe Down Throw Down Festival

Hoe Down Throw Down Festival


Free Admission

Saddle up for a rootin’ tootin’ good time at Shipgarten’s Hoe Down Throw Down Festival on April 27th! Dust off your cowboy boots and join us for a day filled with country charm, lively music, and a whole lot of square dancing. This festival brings the spirit of the Wild West to Shipgarten, featuring toe-tappin’ tunes, delicious food, and a down-home atmosphere that’ll make you want to kick up your heels. Whether you’re a seasoned line dancer or just looking for some good ol’ fashioned fun, the Hoe Down Throw Down Festival promises a day of country revelry for all. Don’t miss out on the hoedown of the year at Shipgarten!

***Shipgarten opens at 11 AM & the festival runs from 1 PM until 6 PM. The restaurant closes at 2 AM***


2:30 PM 3-Legged Race

3:30 PM Blow Your Shot

4:30 PM Cornhole Tournament – $50 gift card to winning team!

🎵3:30PM=7:30PM Frontier Trio Live Performance

But that’s not all! we offer (2) 155″ TV Walls, 8 TVs, 2 outdoor projectors, and 3 indoor projectors, ensuring you won’t miss any of the big games.


➳40+ beer & cider samples from local breweries to choose from

➳ Photo Booth with Accessories

➳Great food

➳Dog Friendly (Check out our Dog menu, play in the dog park, or just bring your pup along)

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes

➳ Kids Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts, and more!

Click Here for Festival Menu

✪ Featured Breweries ✪

Aslin Totally Cannon

Sour – Smoothie / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Alexandria, VA /

Our collaboration with Hidden Springs Ale Works! Totally Cannon is a Sour Ale with raspberry, hazelnut, chocolate, & milk sugar. The tart from the raspberry is balanced out nicely from the chocolate & hazelnut with a nice creamy mouthfeel from the milk sugar.

Basic City Beer Lost Jewel of Orion

IPA – New England / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Waynesboro, VA /

Approachable Hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Nelson, and Rakau

Brehon Brewhouse Killanny Red

Red Ale – Irish / 4.5% ABV / 35 IBU / 135 CAL / Inniskeen, County Monaghan /

A ‘grand’ Irish Ale with russet red hues and a slightly malty, nutty flavour.

Cigar City Brewing® Florida ManTM

IPA – Imperial / 9% ABV / 50 IBU / 270 CAL / Tampa, FL /

The world needs heroes, and in our home state of Florida only a very special hero will do. A hero with a shark tooth around his neck, a Grim Reaper tattoo on his arm, and a rap sheet longer than his mama’s mustache. A hero who’s forgotten more about amateur taxidermy and alligator rasslin’ than you’ll ever know. What better way to pay tribute to our beloved Florida Man than with a big ol’ Double India Pale Ale brewed with a nearly-criminal amount of hops and a moderate bitterness that just about matches Florida Man’s general disposition. This hopped-up whopper of a beer is big in character and guaranteed to sear itself into your memory, just like “the world’s worst superhero,” Florida Man.

Cigar City Brewing® Maduro Brown Ale

Brown Ale – English / 5.5% ABV / 25 IBU / 200 CAL / Tampa, FL /

Maduro is a Northern English-style brown ale with some American affectations. Maduro is higher in alcohol than the common English brown ale and features flaked oats in the malt bill which imparts a silky body and works to mesh the roasted, toasted and chocolate components together in Maduro’s complex malt profile. The end result is a remarkably full-flavored yet approachable and sessionable brown ale that pairs well with mild to medium cigars.

Crooked Run Fermentation Scorpion

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 60 IBU / 210 CAL / Sterling, VA /
West Coast Style IPA with Centennial, Colombus, & Amarillo Hops. Dank and piney hop character with a sharp clean finish.

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

Stout – Milk / 6% ABV / 25 IBU / 180 CAL / Longmont, CO /

POUR HARD! Dark & delicious, America’s milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bless of milk chocolate fullness. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing was the first craft brewery to release a bottled nitrogenated beer. For the best experience, pour hard at 180 degrees into a 16oz glass. Different gas, different pour. Cheers! #PourHard

Lost Rhino My Imaginary Girlfriend (MIG IPA)

IPA – American / 7.5% ABV / 73 IBU / 225 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

Star Date 2012.156 Brewer’s Log – We intercepted the following alien transmission: My Imaginary Girlfriend is brewed with all the HOPS and fermented in your Mom’s basement. Hop additions were determined by the skill of a 4th Level Mage and the flick of his 8-sided polyhedral die. Best enjoyed before or after your favorite role-playing game.

O’Connor El Guapo Agave IPA

IPA – American / 7.5% ABV / 70 IBU / 225 CAL / Norfolk, VA /

El Guapo — which, translated, means “the handsome one” — looks sexy, smells beautiful, and tastes great! It is a medium-bodied, agave-infused India Pale Ale, with a grassy, citrus nose and notes of sweet caramel, that finishes with a smooth but strong bitterness.

Old Ox Black Ox

Porter – Other / 6% ABV / 20 IBU / 180 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A robust rye porter with hints of coffee and chocolate nicely balanced with a subtle hop influence. A substantial, malty ale, complex and flavorful with a medium body and a slightly roasty finish. The rich dark color is deceptively refreshing. The spice in the rye clears the palate. A sip will explain why we say this is a delightful combination of sweet and spicy!

Old Ox Bye Dan

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Ashburn, VA /
The Washington Commanders have sold! Tastes like 23 years worth of bitterness…

Old Ox Hog Life Amber Lager

Lager – American Amber / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

One Family I Have A Small Wiener

Lager – Helles / 5.1% ABV / 153 CAL / Lovettsville, VA /

Embrace it. Don’t be shy or embarrassed. Traditional German style Lager, has a slight biscuit notes and a more round flavor profile compared to a pilsner.

Right Proper Håxan

Porter – Other / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Washington, DC /

Named after the silent era Scandinavian documentary on witchcraft, Håxan is brewed with an assortment of roasted malts and oats. Full bodied with round notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

Silver Branch Dr. Juicy

IPA – New England / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

After earning his M.D. and Ph. D, Juicy turned to his life’s true work: having fun in the sun and spreading good vibes! Like a beer-loving Midas, he can’t help but transform everything he touches, leaving Gemütlichkeit and chill goodwill in his wake. Treat yourself to a tropical breeze of citrus aromas and notes of sweet, tangy fruit

Solace Danger Zone

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Dulles, VA /

This 7% IPA is hopped with Citra and Strata.

Väsen Immolator

Bock – Doppelbock / 7.8% ABV / 234 CAL / Richmond, VA /

This smoked doppelbock will transport you to a firepit in the woods. Toffee and smoked beechwood come through on the nose. The smell comes through in the taste with a very smooth malty lager finish.

Väsen Okolnir

IPA – New England / 6.5% ABV / 26 IBU / 195 CAL / Richmond, VA /

Grab a pour of this juicy, tropical IPA and imagine yourself in Okolnir, a place of everlasting warmth where the souls of Norse warriors enjoy beers with the primeval giant Ymir. Motueka, Citra, and Azacca hops contribute aromas of ripe mango, pineapple and grapefruit, while Norwegian farmhouse kveik yeast add flavors of peach and tangerine.

Väsen Solža

IPA – Farmhouse / 7.4% ABV / 26 IBU / 222 CAL / Richmond, VA /
This hazy IPA packs a punch with an impressive bite while still tropical. Passionfruit and orange have come to party!

Väsen The Mango Tango Otter

Sour – Fruited Gose / 5.5% ABV / 7 IBU / 165 CAL / Richmond, VA /

We’ve brewed a lively, effervescent gose to brighten up your winter with tropical flavor. Citra hops, a combination of European and Indian coriander, and hundreds of pounds of mango and tangerine conribute well-rounded and surprisingly complex fruity flavors to this extremely smooth sour ale.


Ace Cider (The California Cider Company) Hazy Hop

Cider – Herbed / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Sebastopol, CA /

ACE Hazy Hop is unfiltered and dry hopped with Mosaic Hops. The sweetness from the apples is meant to complement the tropical notes from the hops.

Blake’s Hard Cider Watermelon Heat Wave

Cider – Other Fruit / 6.5% ABV / 195 CAL / Armada, MI /

Watermelon and chili

Brooklyn Cider House Raw

Cider – Traditional / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Buskey Cider Dry Cider

Cider – Dry / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Richmond, VA /
Completely dry. Crafted from 100% Virginia apples. Refreshing, tart, and awesome.

Coyote Hole Craft Beverages Adventure Series Dry Hopped

Cider – Sweet / 5.2% ABV / 156 CAL / Mineral, VA /


April 27, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM



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