Hocktober Fest

Hocktoberfest - Nelsonville OH

Mark your calendar for the first annual Hocktoberfest, a weekend of great music, brews, outdoor competitions and family fun at Hocking College in Nelsonville on October 4th and 5th. Come Friday night for the music, when The Farm and Lesley McDaniel perform starting at 6:30pm. Come with the kids on Saturday for a full day of activities including a fishing derby or take part in the 5K trail run through campus. Learn archery from Shawn Michaels and wilderness survival training from Mountain Shepherd Survival School, or just kick back in the beer garden and enjoy the live music. The first annual Hocktoberfest is October 4th and 5th and is presented by Rocky Brands and Hocking College. Entry is free

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 FOOD VENDORS
  • Classic Brands Beer Garden with domestic, craft & import beer available
  • Holy Guacamole
  • Adam’s Rib
  • Dominoes Pizza
  • Swain Concessions
  • Pepsi Products
  • Fresh Cut Fries
  • The Boot Grill view site
  • Hocking College Culinary Arts
    view site

 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
5:00 PM11:00 PMFood vendors open
5:00 PM1:00 AMBeer Garden Open
6:30 PM7:30 PMLes McDaniel (Country)Main Stage
Bring your lawn chairs!
8:30 PM9:50 PMThe Farm (Country)Main Stage
Bring your lawn chairs!
 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
9:30 AM10:30 AMRegistration for 5K Trail RunStudent Center Lobby
10:00 AM9:00 PMSwimming Pool OpenStudent Center
10:30 AM5K Trail Runmeet in Student Center Lobby
12:00 PMHocktoberfest  vendors open & displays
every 30 minutesHorse-drawn wagon ridesShuttle Stops
12:00 PM3:30 PMKid’s Fishing DerbyPond
12:00 PM4:00 PMInflatablesStudent Center Multiplex
12:00 PM9:00 PMIndoor Climbing Wall OpenStudent Center Lobby
12:00 PM1:00 AMBeer Garden Open
1:00 PMMagicianStudent Center Room B
1:30 PM2:00 PMShawn Michaels & Keith Mark – Archery DemoMain Stage
1:30 PMEdible & Medicinal Plant WalkMeet at Mountain Shepherd Tent
2 – 3 PMTrip DogMain Stage
3:00 PMGamesStudent Center Room B
3:30 PMFishing Derby Winners AnnouncedPond
3:30 PMEdible & Medicinal Plant WalkMeet at Mountain Shepherd Tent
4:00 PM4:30 PMMountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival DemoMain Stage
4:00 PMBike RideStudent Center Lobby
5:00 PM6:00 PMRattletrap (Bluegrass)Main Stage
7:00 PM9:00 PMTime Machine (Classic Rock)Main Stage
9:00 PM11:00 PMThe Rose Mountain Ramblers (Irish & American Folk)Main Stage

Event Location and Times are subject to change.

Les McDaniel – This Country Music singer, songwriter will be opening for The Farm. Les McDaniel is a  fantastic musician, genuine good ‘ol country boy and family man whose music represents the simple life, country living, family and everyday themes that people can relate to.

The Farm – THE FARM is in many ways a hybrid act – a trio deeply rooted in Country Music, that folds in sonic elements from a variety of popular-music genres – but the core is built around a solid, identifiable vocal harmony. They are known for their hit songs “Farm Party” and “Home Sweet Home” You won’t want to miss this FREE extremely entertaining, high energy concert!

Shawn Michaels, the Former World Champion WWE wrestler and host of the  MacMillan River Adventures hunting show on the Outdoor Channel. He will be providing a hunter safety demonstration along with his co-host, Keith Mark. There will also be a personal meet and greet autograph session!

Bowtech Archery will have Archery training demonstrations and workshops for novice and seasoned bow hunters to provide tips and lessons on how to master the hunt or hobby.

NHRA Funny Car – Rocky/Don Schumacher Racing Mopar funny car driven by 2011 NHRA Funny Car Champion Matt Hagan will be on display to get an up close and personal view of this magnificent 10,000-horsepower beast

Super Dirt Late Model Race Car
Stop by to see the Georgia Boot/Clint Bowyer Racing

#15 Super dirt late model driven by Steve Francis.


Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School – Demonstrations and educational discussions on wilderness survival skills and outdoor adventures. They  are one of the finest wilderness survival schools in the U.S. Featured on Yahoo! News, CNN, The History Channel, PBS, Examiner.com and in National Geographic Adventure Magazine, The New York Times and Deep Survival. Mountain Shepherd helps you gain the experience and develop a higher level of confidence to enjoy any wilderness environment. They will provide you with the expert skills and knowledge necessary to cope in the wilderness while camping, hiking, or if you are confronted with a wilderness survival situation.

Displays, Vendors and Demonstrations
Archery demos and activitiesArchery Field
U.S. Army display, video game, hum-V display, & Corn Hole GameU. S. Army Tent
Glass Blowing demosVisual Arts Studio
Outdoor Climbing WallOhio National Guard Tent
Public Safety Demos/EducationPublic Safety Parking Lot
Hocking Woods Nature Center CrittersRobbins Crossing
Pumpkin Carving Demo’s12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 PM
Nightly Bonfires and smore’s station

Frontier Day Demonstrations and activities at Robins Crossing:
Blacksmith Demos
Cider Press
Civil War Re-enactors
Corn Husk Doll Making
Historical Crafts Vendors
Wood working demos
Wool Spinning
Home-made soups, breads, candies

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