Choctoberfest 2019

Hershey's Sweetest New Fall Tradition Saturday October 19

The 5th annual Choctoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. 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 food and event lineup.

Want to help? Sign up to volunteer here: 

2019 Live Music Lineup and Artist Bios
Use the above link to check out our entertainment schedule for Choctoberfest and view artist bios.

Vendor applications are now available!
Food Vendors
Artisan Chocolate & Retail Food Vendors
Beverage Vendors

Choctoberfest FAQs

Can I bring my dog?
YES! We welcome friendly pets at Choctoberfest, as long as they are accompanied by their responsible pet owners. We’ll be bringing back our doggie hospitality station at the Downtown Hershey information tent. Your pup can stop by our community water bowl and pick up a poop bag if needed, while supplies last. The Hound Dog Snackery will also be joining us as a vendor in 2019.

Where can I park?
The Downtown Hershey parking garages will be open and can be accessed from Chocolate Avenue via Ridge Road or Linden Road. The surface parking lot at the corner of Homestead Road and Chocolate Avenue will also be available.

What about handicapped parking?
We will have a limited number of handicapped parking spaces available in the Caracas Avenue lot adjacent to the fire station.

Is there an ATM onsite?
Good question, as not all of our vendors are able to accept credit cards. We will not have an ATM onsite, but there are several banks in proximity to Choctoberfest that have ATMs available:
Wells Fargo – 27 Ridge Road, Hershey, 17033
BBT – 201 W. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, 17033

Will there be restroom facilities on-site?
YES. We will have portable restroom facilities on-site.

How much does it cost?
Choctoberfest is free and open to the public, with food and beverages available for purchase. Remember, not all vendors are able to accept credit cards.

What if it rains?
Choctoberfest is a RAIN or SHINE event. We hope for shine.

This event sounds fun. Can I help?
YES! The Downtown Hershey Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization and we are always looking for people to join us! Sign up here to volunteer on the day of Choctoberfest, or stop by our Downtown Hershey information tent to learn more about how you can get involved. Anyone who signs up to be a trash tender for two hours at Choctoberfest scores a free t-shirt!


Check back soon for our 2019 Lineup of Bands, Beers, Bites, and Chocolate!



Saturday, October 19th 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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