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Hi Everybody! Here are some events that have popped up since the last time along with some reminders from the main Rocktober Hop Tips.

You will be able to tell the new events because they're not getting the Rock Star treatment in this edition. Cheers, Johnny V

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Beer Week

October 13-22, Baltimore Beer Week , Baltimore, MD -
GRAM PARSONS: Now I'm a going back on that same train that brought me here before while my baby walks the streets of Baltimore.

October 14, BarrarBQ at 2SP Brewing, Aston, PA -
Wawa trashcans will be ready for your dining pleasure and Penicillin shots are available. Welcome to Delco.


October 14, Delaware Wine & Beer Festival at Delaware State Fair, Harrington, DE -
PAT BOONE (WAYNE FRAKE): Our state fair is a great state fair. Don't miss it, don't even be late. Our state fair is great.

October 20-21, Rawktoberfest at 1984 Wilmington, Wilmington, DE -
DAVID BOWIE: I'm looking for a party, I'm looking for a side, I'm looking for the treason that I knew in '65. Beware the savage jaw of 1984. 302-384-6479

October 21, 3rd Annual Blue Soul Fest at Blue Earl Brewing, Smyrna, DE -
SAM & DAVE: Got what I got the hard way and I make it better, each and every day so honey, said don't you fret, 'cause you ain't seen nothing yet.

October 26, Movies On Tap: Young Frankenstein at Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington, DE -
If you're blue, and you don't know where to go to, why don't you go to where fashion sits… 'UTTIN ON THE IIIIITZ'.

October 28, Phantom Of The HOPera Halloween Party at Bellefonte Brewing, Wilmington, DE -
MICHAEL CRAWFORD (PHANTOM): And though you turn from me to a glance behind, the Phantom Of The Opera is there inside your mind. 302-407-6765

October 28, Beers And Gears at Delaware Park, Wilmington, DE -
Please do not confuse this with Steers And Queers. That would be a Richard Gere movie. Thank you. 1-800-417-5687

District of Columbia

October 19, Old Ox Brewery Tap Takeover at Mad Fox Taproom, Washington, DC -
SWEET: Fox on the run, you scream and everybody comes a running. Take a run and hide yourself away. Foxy on the run.

October 21, Chesapeake Oyster & Beer Festival on Riverfront next to Nats Stadium, Washington, DC -
JAMES BROWN: Get up (get on up), Get up (get on up), Stay on the scene (get on up), Like a sex machine (get on up).

October 22, Bluejacket 4th Anniversary + Double Mexican Radio Bottle Release at Bluejacket Brewing, Washington, DC -
I will drink a great, great beer on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that beer. Mark my words. 202-524-4862

October 28, Rock The Core Cider Festival at The Mills, Washington, DC -
THE CLASH: But as the wind changed direction, and the temple band took five, the crowd caught a whiff of that crazy Casbah jive.

October 29, Broomsticks, Beagles & Beers at Atlas Brew Works, Washington, DC -
ANGELA LANSBURY (EGLANTINE): You're at the age of not believing when all the make-believe is through. 202-832-0420


October 14, Beards Beers Brats on Downtown Main Street, Mount Airy, MD -
Wish they were serving clams instead of brats. If you pay any attention to my descriptions, you already know why.

October 14, Prince George's Oktoberfest at Bowie Town Center, Bowie, MD -
DAVID BOWIE: Let's dance. Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.

October 14, Das Best Oktoberfest at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD -
U96: Maximum velocity und tanzen. One, two, three techno. Das boot. Das boot. Das boot. Das boot.

October 14, Havre de Grace Oktoberfest at Hutchins Park , Havre de Grace, MD -
RAY CHARLES: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.

October 14, Beer & Wine Festival at Downtown Crown, Gaithersburg, MD -
PETULA CLARK: You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares so go downtown, things'll be great when you're downtown.

October 14-15, Good Beer Festival at Pemberton Park, Salisbury, MD -
BETTER THAN EZRA: Well, maybe I'll call or write you a letter. Now maybe we'll see on the Fourth of July. But I'm not too sure, and I'm not too proud.

October 15, Annapolis Harvest Beer Festival at Chesapeake Brewing, Annapolis, MD -
NEIL YOUNG: Because I'm still in love with you I want to see you dance again. Because I'm still in love with you on this harvest moon.

October 16, Pints & Preaching at Old Bowie Town Grille, Bowie, MD -
Remember, this is holy water and it's not a sin, my son. 301-464-8800

October 26, Punktoberfest 6 at Frisco Tap House, Columbia, MD -
VILLAGE PEOPLE: San Francisco (San Francisco), city by the bay, y'all. San Francisco (San Francisco), he he he he hey (You've got me) got me, got me, got me baby. 410-312-4907

October 28, Octoberfest at Sunset Park, Ocean City, MD -
KURT VILE: They say Ocean City's the place to be but can you get me there for free?

New Jersey

October 14, Oktoberfest at Harpoon's On The Bay, North Cape May, NJ -
COZY MORLEY: On the way to Cape May, I fell in love with you. On the way to Cape May, I saw my dreams come true. 609-886-5529

October 14, Avalon Oktoberfest at Avalon Brew Pub, Avalon, NJ -
ROXY MUSIC: When you bossa nova there's no holding, would you have me dancing out of nowhere, Avalon.

October 14, Central New Jersey Beer Fest at Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ -
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: And my tires were slashed and I almost crashed, but the Lord had mercy and my machine, she's a dud, out stuck in the mud somewhere in the swamps of Jersey.

October 14, Ales 'N Tales Oktoberfest at Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ -
JETHRO TULL: Scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents, down by the waterhole drunk every Friday.

October 14, Spellbound Turns 3 at Spellbound Brewing, Mount Holly, NJ -
SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES: Following the footsteps of a rag doll dance we are entranced spellbound. 609-744-0665

October 21-22, Oktoberfest at Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ -
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: But maybe everything that dies someday comes back, put your makeup on fix your hair up pretty and meet me tonight in Atlantic City. 800-334-6378

October 28, Three Year Extravaganza & Costume Party at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill, NJ -
THE DRIFTERS: Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah, on a blanket with my baby is where I'll Be. 856-437-0709


October 14, BarrarBQ at 2SP Brewing, Aston, PA -
Wawa trashcans will be ready for your dining pleasure and Penicillin shots are available. Welcome to Delco.

October 14, Yorktoberfest Beer And Wine Fest at York Fairgrounds, York, PA -
120+ fermentations which is greater than 1 spermentation unless it is a cream ale.

October 14, Conshohocken Beer Festival at Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken, PA -
GARTH BROOKS: I'm not big on social graces, think I'll slip on down to the Oasis, oh, I got friends in low places.

October 14, Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement at Carsonia Park, Pennside, PA -
THE BEACH BOYS: And I'll bet the laughin' lady makes you laugh like mad, let's pick up our friends and do amusement parks USA.

October 15, Weir'd Sunday Brunch at City Tap UC, Philadelphia, PA -
OINGO BOINGO: Magic and technology, weird science, things we've never seen before, weird science, not what the teacher said to do. 215-662-0105

October 21, Halloween Benefit Block Party at St. Benjamin Brewing, Philadelphia, PA -
A Halloween Hootenanny in the Hood. Benefits victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. 215-232-4305

October 24-26, Elizabethtown Rotary Pints For Polio at Funk/Cox/Moo Duck Brewery, Elizabethtown, PA -
Feel the Funk with yo Cox at the Duck.

October 27-29, 1 Year Anniversary Weekend at Boneshire Brew Works, Harrisburg, PA -
BLAKE SHELTON: We all got a hillbilly bone down deep inside, no matter where you from you just can't hide it. 717-412-7814

October 28, Pottstown Brew Fest 2017 at Norco Fire Company, Pottstown, PA -
Featuring beer. Did you read that right? Yup, beer. And more beer because it's Pottstown.

October 28, Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest at Washington Crossing State Park, New Hope, PA -
LESLIE ODOM JR (HAMILTON): I'll pull the trigger on him, someone load the gun and cock it, while we were watching, he got Washington in his pocket.

October 29, Craft Beer Mile at Levante Brewing, West Chester, PA -
You just know, that somebody, somebody, will finish the mile and blow chunks. Have a camera ready.


October 14, Sugar Hill Oktoberfest at Sugar Hill Brewing, St. Paul, VA -
Wish I knew about this earlier because Sugar Hill Gang would have been in the house. 276-738-1088

October 16, Near And Far Beer Dinner at the Answer Brewpub, Alexandria, VA -
Near and Far? I'd prefer a Now and Later or a Good N Plenty personally. 703-224-5051

October 19, Great Pumpkin Beer Dinner at Magnolia's At The Mill, Purcellville, VA -
What's so great about the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? 540-338-9800

October 19, Beauty & The Beers at Tapped Crafthouse, Virginia Beach, VA -
CELINE DION & PEABO BRYSON: Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast. 757-430-2200

October 18, Beer For Boobs at Tap It Local, Norfolk, VA -
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT: Rufus is a tit man, suckin' on his mamma's gland, suckin' on the nipple, it's sweeter than the ripple wine.

October 20, 11 Hours Of 12 Percent at The Birch, Norfolk, VA -
CHICAGO: Searching for something to say, waiting for the break of day 25 or 6 to 4. 757-962-5400

October 21, Science On Tap 2017 at Science Museum Of Virginia, Richmond, VA -
THOMAS DOLBY: She blinded me with science and failed me in biology.

October 21, 4th Annual Old Bust Head Benefit 5K at Old Bust Head Brewing, Warrenton, VA -
YOUNG MC: Says she wants to dance cause she likes to groove so come on fatso and just bust a move.

October 21-22, Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival at 31st St Park, Virginia Beach, VA -
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW: Won't ya carry me back? Won't ya carry me back? Carry me back to Virginia.

October 21-22, NOVA Fall Brewfest at Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, VA -
I'm a Temple guy so F' Nova. It's a Philly thing. You wouldn't understand.

October 27, Stranger Halloween at Heroic Aleworks, Woodbridge, VA -
Don't be a stranger. Just be stranger. 571-398-6113

October 28, Halloween Harvest Festival at Back Bay Brewing, Virginia Beach, VA -
EMINEM: I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head. 757-531-7750

October 30, The Brite Tank 2 at Virginia Beach Resort Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA -
THE KILLERS: Destiny is calling me, open up my eager eyes cause I'm Mr Brightside.

West Virginia

October 20, Craft Beer Scramble at Oglebay Golf, Wheeling, WV -
First: This will have an 11am Shotgun Start. Secondly: Nobody will be getting married. 304-243-4050

October 21, Hops & Heat 2017 at East End Bazaar, Charleston, WV -
GLENN FREY: The heat is on, on the street, inside your head, on every beat.