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HOP N HOG – The Culpeper Block Party celebrates fall Sunday, September 30, 2018

Culpeper, VA. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to present Hop N Hog – The Culpeper Block Party. Hop N Hog will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District in Downtown Culpeper. Event attendees can look forward to LIVE Americana Music, the best in regional BBQ, craft beer, Virginia cider, lawn games and fun for families, and an added bonus for wine lovers too with carefully selected wines to enjoy! Downtown Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, is known for its natural beauty and historic charm and is the perfect stage for this fall festival of BBQ, Beer, and the Community!

Entertainment includes LIVE Americana music by two phenomenal bands, The Ghost of Paul Revere and Gold Top County Ramblers. The day’s festivities open up with the "rockin’ new-age bluegrass" sound of Gold Top County Ramblers. The Ghost of Paul Revere keep the Block Party going with “robustly played, masterful amalgamation of bluegrass, folk, and gospel for the Millennial Generation... The Ghost of Paul Revere prove that superior roots music can come from anywhere. The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made.” In addition to our musical line-up we’ll have a variety of lawn games with prizes for adults and a kids area with moon bounce, face painting and more.

For the Hop, the festival will serve up Downtown’s very own Far Gohn Brewing Company and Beer Hound Brewery craft beer selections. A variety of Virginia craft beer including Blue Mountain, Strangeways, and Devil’s Backbone join the line-up, and refreshing Bold Rock Cider in a variety of flavors. As if it couldn't get any better, wine lovers will enjoy a selection of hand-picked wines that make perfect pairings. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer, wine and cider to suit anyone’s taste!

Now for the HOG! We have four regional pitmasters bringing their A game to the event. Burnt Ends BBQ, Divine Swine BBQ & Deli, Davis Street Pier, Spanky’s BBQ, and Uncle Elders will each feature their typical delicious menus along with $2 sample serving options. You be the JUDGE and help us bestow the BEST BLOCK BBQ award for the day.

Jon Krawchuk, Hop N Hog Committee Chairperson, is thrilled to kick off this exciting new event. “Our team has been hard a work to create this amazing Block Party for our community. We love seeing the streets of Culpeper filled for events downtown...so much so that we decided to create the perfect event to enjoy the beautiful Virginia fall season. What more could you ask for than a perfect day downtown full of beer, wine, great food and music?"

Delicious local eats and specialty foods to compliment all the offerings will also be available for purchase. Festival food provided by Cap'N Corbin's Seafood, Moo Thru Ice Cream, Chocolate Moonshine Co. and Perfect Pop. Creative displays and works of art from Pietra Metalli, LLC, Girls Day Out, Wire and Rocks, CrafTshirts, more will be attending the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festivalgoers.

General advance tickets are available for $10 and may be purchased now at Vinosity, Endless Creations, and Far Gohn Brewing Company and on-line at www.hopnhogculpeper.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event for $15.

All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. HOP N HOG – The Culpeper Block Party is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Culpeper Times, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Martin’s Grocery, WJMA 103.1, and Be a Culpeper Local.

For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.culpeperdowntown.com, www.facebook.com/CRIDowntown, https://www.facebook.com/events/2119233941649223/ or follow us on Instagram #culpeperdowntownva.