Music and Arts

There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.

Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.

"bobrauschenberg-america" will be presented Oct. 1-11 in the Forum Theater
Team members give a tutorial on the popular "Harry Potter" game

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Front Man Sean Spellman talks about the band's origins, influences
Peter Walker will perform on Oct. 1
Ohio University's month-long celebration of the tuba kicks off Oct. 1

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The play is a historical fictionalization of Mary Todd’s final day in Bellevue Place
Chicago comedy troupe will perform on Sept. 27
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Movies are paired with short talks by scientists and tech experts
All proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank
Nuclear physicists David Ingram and Justin Frantz will introduce film, provide short Q&A