The 3rd annual Choctoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12:00 – 6:00 pm in ChocolateTown Square Park, located on the corner of Chocolate and Cocoa Avenues in Downtown Hershey. This family friendly fall festival features great live music, local craft beer, chocolate, and delicious food from downtown restaurants, and offers an array of family and children’s activities. Choctoberfest is free and open to the public, with food and beverages available for purchase. Check back often for the latest in the event lineup.
12:30 pm – No Last Call Street Band
1:45 pm – Conrad Fisher Band
3:15 pm – Erica Lyn Everest Band
5:00 pm – Girls, Guns & Glory
Beers (and Cider and Wine)
The following breweries will be pouring onsite: Tattered Flag Brewery, Olivero’s Vineyard, Troegs Brewing Company, The Vineyard at Hershey, St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co, and Howling Henry’s Brewery, LLC
Some of Hershey’s favorite restaurants and food vendors will be serving up their specialties: The Pantry Café at The Hershey Story, Feniccis of Hershey, and the Chocolate Avenue Grill & Smoked Bar & Grill.
Chocolate from The Hershey Company, Scharffen Berger, Dagoba, Small Town Fudge, Grove’s Brittle Works, Rogue Popcorn, Gourmet Popcorn of Carlisle, and Chocolates by Tina Marie.
Family and Children’s Activities
First United Methodist Church
St. Joan of Arc School
The Hershey Story
Hershey Presbyterian Church
Harrisburg Senators Baseball
About the Bands
No Last Call (NLC) is a crazy, madcap “hit-and-run” band with a big brass sound and driving percussion, which dedicates itself to spontaneity, fun and audience participation. Affectionately referred to as the “grooviest, hippest, most dangerous street band Harrisburg has ever seen” by “The Vibe”, Central Pennsylvania’s Friends of Jazz magazine, NLC is a street band that delivers music, fun and energy in a way you have likely never experienced.
With a bucket and a banner, No Last Call loves to perform without warning on random corners in area communities. The band has performed in many local parades (Dillsburg Farmers’ Fair Parade, Palmyra Memorial Day Parade, Harrisburg Holiday Parade, Harrisburg St. Paddy’s Day Parade), at community events such as Hershey’s Art on Chocolate Festival, Hummelstown 250Th Anniversary Celebration, Palmyra’s 250th Anniversary Celebration, Hampton Township’s Family night, Dauphin County’s 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and many of Harrisburg’s ongoing events including its annual Marathon, Gallery Walk, Kipona and Arts Festivals and at local wineries and breweries.
No Last Call has about 30 all-volunteer musicians of varying backgrounds and abilities, including former music educators and former high school and college players. The band plays marching band arrangements of Top 40 songs of all vintages.
No Last Call was formed in 2009 by two area trumpet players, Doug Wilburne of Hummelstown, a former Penn State Blue Band member and Ted Reese of Harrisburg, a former West Shoremen Drum and Bugle Corp member. The band is under the direction of Brant Kenney of Mechanicsburg.
We need your help! Choctoberfest would not be possible without the exceptional Downtown Hershey volunteers, and you can be part of that team! Sign up here to assist at this exciting event!