9.30 a.m.: Church service at the St.Bertinus' Church with choirs of Poperinge and Rixensart.
10 a.m.: Guided visit of the Hop Museum
10.30 a.m.: Ceremony at the monument
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Lekker Westhoeks
During these two days, Poperinge presents the best delicacies it has to offer in a colourful tented village. A cosy and warm family event with beer and beer culture as central themes. Taste the delicious Belgian beers, the local dishes and enjoy the various activities for young and old.
11.30 a.m.: Concert with Sons Saucisses on the Market Square
1 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Exhibition Vive Labeur in the Guest house chapel
Exhibition about the Chinese contribution during WWI with pictures taken by Stephan Vanfleteren and Sanne Dewilde.
3 p.m.: 24th international hop pageant
This colourful spectacle tells the story of hops in all its facets. Over 1300 people, including dozens of horses and horse riders, and various beautiful floats, bring outstanding interpretations of the foreign hop pickers, the hand picking and so on. The public will undoubtedly be charmed by the children representing friends and enemies of hops (ladybugs, caterpillars, dragonflies,…). Free entry.
Stand on the Market Square. Tickets cost €12,50 and are available on this website.
As from 5.30 p.m.: Final program in the marquee
5.30 p.m.: NYC Street Parade Band
7.30 p.m.: De Freundschaftsblaskapelle Diksmuide
9 p.m.: Keibloazers
11 p.m.: DJ White-G (till 1 a.m.)