Bands and Beers at Choctoberfest 2018

Bands and Beers at Choctoberfest 2018

It’s almost that time of year again! On October 20th, Choctoberfest returns, bringing refreshing beverages, infectious music, tasty bites, and luxurious chocolate to create the perfect seasonal event! We’re excited to share the 2018 live music schedule and our local brewery lineup. Join us next Saturday, October 20 from 12 to 6 p.m. in ChocolateTown Square!

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Live Music All Day Long

Clyde Wrenn

12:00 p.m.

Clyde Wrenn comes to us from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where his curious gift for songwriting first made itself known. Attempts at comparison have included mention of Wilco, Nick Drake, Paul Westerberg, and the late Jeff Buckley.

Hockersville Station

1:00 p.m.

Hockersville Station is a six piece band from Central PA. The band plays honest, straightforward rock and roll with a hint of twang.

John Rossey

2:15 p.m.

John Rossey is a singer songwriter from Harrisburg, PA. Inspired by musicians such as Jason Isbell, Sturgil Simpson, Dawes, Lucero, ect.. he strives to create music in the same vein.

Funktion, Harrisburg

3:30 p.m.

Funktion was formed in 2007 with one main goal…Bringing the Funk, The Whole Funk and Nothing But The Funk! In that time, they have also played many other styles like Blues, Rock, R&B, Reggae, Jazz, Latin and even Country.


4:45 p.m.

RFA is a four-piece garage rock and roll band from Philadelphia, PA. After two EP’s, a new single, two national tours, a film soundtrack, and countless hours of relentless performances under their collective belt, the group is tighter than ever and anxious to preach their unique take on the rock and roll gospel to all that will listen.



Troegs Brewing Company

Hershey’s own Troegs’ year-round lineup features hoppy ales and captivating lagers, as well as wheat beers and Belgian-style ales. Find your favorite.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Coming to Downtown Hershey in November 2018, make sure to stop by Iron Hill’s tent at Choctoberfest for a sneak preview. Staying true to our fall festival, Iron Hill will be offering Pumpkin Ale and a Cocoa Porter among other freshly brewed selections.

Tattered Flag Brewery

A veteran owned and operated brewery featuring an IPA, kolsch, stout, and hefeweizen as its Flagship brews, Tattered Flag will also share it’s Tiramisu Stout at Choctoberfest.

Boneshire Brew Works

Harrisburg’s Boneshire Brew Works brews a full range of IPAs, porter, Witbier, Russian Imperial Stout, and Berliner Weisse.

Ever Grain Brewing Co

Ever Grain Brewing Co. prides themselves in using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, with a local twist. Nine beers on tap range from a light German-style Helles to a robust Russian Imperial Stout.

Mount Gretna Craft Brewery

Hand-crafted beer inspired by a place where people share culture, art and ideas amid the lakes, trails and forest—historic Mount Gretna.

Olivero’s Vineyard

Olivero’s has a wide variety of wines for every wine lover, a warm, friendly atmosphere and beautiful views of the Susquehanna Valley.

Rubber Soul Brewing, Co.

Rubber Soul, based in Salisbury, MD, brews a full range of beers from India Pale Ales to lagers and tasty ales, each one unique and delicious.

Theobald and Oppenheimer

Theobald and Oppenheimer will be providing beverages and treats that your sweet tooth craves. From chocolate martinis to chocolate strawberries and more—don’t miss out on such a sweet opportunity!

The Vineyard at Hershey

From whimsical and refreshing whites to bold and flavorful reds, and everything in between, The Vineyard at Hershey handcrafts every bottle of wine for the enjoyment of new and the most experienced of palates. The Vineyard also has a brewery onsite and will be sharing some of their favorite cider selections with us at Choctoberfest!

St. Boniface Craft Brewing Co.

Coming to Hershey from Ephrata, PA, St. Boniface believes a more enjoyable drinking experience awaits the masses, so we seek to carry on the spirit of Boniface by laying the axe at the root of the tree of bland beer. We’ve loved having this group at Choctoberfest since year 1 and are excited to welcome them back again! Food of the Gods Chocolate Porter, any questions?