Eric Johnson

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Top 10 things to do at Delaware Beer Fest!

Hi, it’s EJ and I am looking forward to broadcasting live on Mix 99.5 WJBR from Delaware Beer Fest this Saturday October 1 from 10am to 3pm.

Delaware Beer Fest happens rain or shine inside the Figure 8 Barn at Bellevue State Park here in Wilmington Delaware. Set your navigation for 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE.

Holders of general admission tickets get you into Delaware Beer Fest from 1pm to 5pm. These tickets include:
• Commemorative Beer Tasting Mug
• Unlimited Beer Sampling Privileges
• Live Music, Games, and Fun
• Entry for a chance to win a Caribbean Vacation worth $2500
• Prizes and giveaways

There is also a VIP package available. The VIP tickets get you into the Fest form 12pm to 5pm. VIP tickets include:
• Commemorative Beer Tasting Mug
• Commemorative T-Shirt
• Two Beer Tickets for the Big Oyster Brewery or Bellefonte Brewing CO Brandywine Beer Garden
• Unlimited Beer Sampling Privileges
• Live Music, Games, and Fun
• Entry for a chance to win a Caribbean Vacation worth $3600
• Prizes and giveaways

Let’s have some fun with these top 10 things to do at Delaware Beer Fest!

  • #10...Spend time with Mix 99.5 WJBR

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    I am looking forward to spending time with WJBR listeners and tasting quality craft brews all day with you at Delaware Beer Fest! If you are going, be sure to stop by the WJBR broadcast area, and let’s hang! Our broadcast happens from 10am to 3pm from the Figure 8 Barn October 1st!

  • #9...Meet the vendors and artisans

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    Sure you can sample craft brews and enjoy tremendous food, but you can shop too! There will be lots of opportunities to perhaps do some early Christmas shopping!

  • #8...Go On a Scavenger Hunt

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    We know you’re a fan of beer, but we also know that you love a good challenge. That’s why we’ve created an event that combines all of your favorite things: beer, friends, and a little bit of healthy competition. Here’s how it works!

  • #7...Enjoy Live Music

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest
    Enjoy live music from ClubLoud, Kat Rivers Duo, Chillin’ With Charlie, Kris V and Richie D and Hippocampus!

  • #6...Taste Wine and Spirits Too!

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    It’s Delaware Beer Fest, but there will be more than beer to sample! Visit and sample with the wineries and distilleries that will be there!

  • #5...Enjoy A Great Day With Your Friends

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    What a great event at one of Delaware’s most beautiful state parks! Get a gang of your friends together and make some awesome new memories!

  • #4...Play Games...Lots Of Games!

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    Challenge your friends to a game of Giant Jenga, Beer Fest Trivia, Photobooth Fun or play a round of corn hole.

  • #2...Learn More About The Charities Delaware Beer Fest Supports

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    Delaware Beer Fest supports The Trauma Survivors Foundation, Hospital Heroes Food Drive and K9 Vest Project by the 302 Phalanx Foundation. Spend some time while sampling your favorite brews!

  • #1...Enjoy sampling from 70+ Breweries!

    Top 10 Things To Do At Delaware Beer Fest

    It’s LOVE AT FIRST SIP! Delaware Beer Fest Is Back and Better Than Ever!

    Must Haves I Would Buy If I Won JBR's Hi Lo Cash Grab

    Must Haves I would buy if I won JBR’s Hi Lo Cash Grab!  Yeah, I can’t win, but it’s fun to dream!

    That list is coming up, but first, I’d like to talk about what I love about our Hi Lo Cash Grab game…

    It’s great to have Mix 99.5 WJBR’s Hi Lo Cash Grab back on the air!  I think I can speak for Deanna, Justin, Kyle and Mike that we all love to play this game with our listeners!

    It was so much fun to play back in the spring, that we decided to bring it back in here in the fall of 2022.  I love that our listeners tune in for the game at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Many play while they are enjoying JBR’s mix from the 80’s to now while they are working!

    And it seems to me that everyone is doing a great job of keeping track of all the guesses.  That’s really the only way to win.   Today on the first day we had guesses that were too hi and too low.

    How long will it be before someone nails jackpot number 1?

    Listen all day, that is your best chance to win!  Or set a reminder to listen at 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm weekdays for the cue to call.  If you are caller 9 at 732-764-9527 (save that in your phone), you’ll get to go on the air with us and take a crack at it!   Good luck!

    Now, back to our Must Haves!  I love looking at these lists every week and I always find some items I would love to have!  

    Must Haves I Would Buy If I Won JBR’s Hi Lo Cash Grab! 

    • Top Gun Flight Suit

      I think I found my Halloween Costume!
      You’ll find this listed in our Must Have’s of 13 80s and 90s Inspired Halloween Costumes That Are Always A Hit

    • The Hulkster Lunchbox

      Right now I bring my lunch to work in a boring black cloth lunch box.  But I think if I had the Hulkster lunch box with a cool 80’s vibe, my cool rating would trend up!

      You’ll find this Must Have under the headline, 9 Nostalgic Collectibles That Your Younger Self Will Thank You For Buying!

    • Foot Massager With Heat Function.

      You’ll find this Must Have under the headline 7 Tech Items For Your Girlfriend That Will Get You Out of Trouble.

      Well, I don’t have a “girlfriend”.  (If I did I don’t think this would get me out of trouble). However I do have a wife, and from time to time I find myself in the “dog house”.  Perhaps I should always have a gift ready to get me out of the “dog house”.  I think this may do the trick!

    • IWalk Portable Charger Bank

      If you are an iPhone user, that you get those messages (generally on Sunday mornings) about your usage on your iPhone.   This week I think it said my iPhone screen time was up something like 124% from last week.  No wonder my phone keeps running out of power.  Not really a problem though when you are at home or work.  But what if you are traveling, or enjoying extended time out doors?  Well it looks like we need a portable phone charger!  Find this and other cool travel items in our Must Haves section under the head line 9 Lifesaving Travel Items TikTok Convinced Me I Needed And I Really Did!

    • Urban Accents Popcorn Kernals And Seasoning Variety Pack

      Love Love Love Popcorn!  And my wife and I love to “Netflix and Chill”.  However she does not like it when my popcorn falls between the couch cushions or under the couch.  I need to promise to be a neater popcorn eater.  Maybe it will be my New Years resolution in a few months.  In the meantime (if I win the Hi Lo and have extra cash) I’m going to buy this gourmet popcorn set.  It’s in our Must Haves section under the headline 18 Items You Need For the Perfect Netflix and Chill Night In!

    • Ms. Pacman Logo T

      I love old school video games!  The best of all time (and I think many may agree) is Pacman and Ms. Pacman!  I’ve been known to actually get Pacman fever while playing.  One time my wife and kids left me along in an arcade while on vacation.  They went shopping and I stayed at the arcade and played Pacman.  When they got back I was drenched in sweats.  I really get intense playing Pacman.  Those demons really stress me out while I’m gobbling dots and snacks.  If you love vintage games, check out these 11 Vintage-Style Gamer Tees Must Haves!

    • Shower Beer Holder

      I first learned the term “shower beer” while on vacation at the Delaware Beaches and Jersey Shore.  Seems to be a regular thing with my group of friends.  What’s better than a shower beer on a Saturday afternoon?  I know!  A shower beer in one of those outdoor showers at the beach.  Check out the shower beer holder and all the 19 Beer Themed Items You Need As A Beer Lover !

    • Reflective Vest And Armbands

      Ok, so I balance out my beer drinking with bike rides and running.  And now that the days are getting shorter, running or riding in the dark can be dangerous.  This reflective vest would be awesome to have during those early morning runs now thru April with it being darker.  Not only darker, but colder too!  Find this and other workout items for the dark and chilly weather in our Must Haves section under the headline 9 Items of Workout Gear Perfect For Chilly Fall Mornings. 

    • Smokeless Fire Pit

      We love having people over!  And we love to have fires in the backyard on these call fall nights.  What we do like is smelling like smoke at the end of the night.  The Smokeless Fire Pit to the rescue.  I love the stainless steel look of these.  Love this Must Have list of 9 Items That Will Transform Your Backyard Into A Summer Oasis.  (but these items work well into the fall…I want the string lights too!

      13 Haunted Attractions Close to Delaware

      13 Haunted Attractions Close to Delaware

      It’s almost October, and that means Spooky Season is upon us.  Haunted houses, hayrides, haunted walks and Halloween.  This is one of the most anticipated times of the year.   We look forward to summer all winter long and then we get sick and tired of the super hot weather.  It’s that time of year to trade in our bathing suits, flip flops and sunglasses for flannels, costumes and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!

      No matter your age or your level of thrill tolerance, you should be able to find something for everyone.  Whether for a fun night out with friends, a haunting date night or for some weekend family fun.   Disclaimer:  some of these places are REALLY creepy, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before going.

      My 14-year old son isn’t a huge fan of scary things and he absolutely loves Bates Motel.  By the time October comes to an end I will have heard “Can I go to Bates?” more times than I’d care to remember.  Haha! Teenagers, right?  Gotta love them!

      So without further ado, we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest and most haunted attractions in the Delaware area.

      Enter if you dare!  (Insert creepy music here).

      • 1. Bates Motel

        Nationally ranked in Top 5 for America’s Best Haunts!  2018 Best Haunt from CNN Travel.

        Don’t forget to check into the Bates Motel, for the most incredible display of terror and mayhem this side of Hollywood.

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      • 2. Frightland

        Named a Top 10 Scariest Haunted Attraction in the country by Travel Channel, Forbes and Huffington Post.

        Offering 8 unique haunted attractions including a 2 mile Haunted Hayride, four indoor haunted houses and much, much more. Additionally, we have a full amusement park with rides, carnival games and carnival food.

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      • 3. Field of Screams

        America’s #1 Haunted Attraction

        With FOUR intense attractions and a fun-filled entertainment area, Field of Screams is unlike anything that you have experienced before.  Journey through the dark cornfields, where terrifying creatures live and horrific acts occur.

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      • 4. Pennhurst Asylum

        PennHurst, the legendary haunted hospital complex has opened its doors after being abandoned for 25 years!

        Pennhurst haunted asylum is Pennsylvania’s Scariest destination haunted house! The fear is real at Pennhurst!

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      • 5. Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary

        A Massive Haunted House in a Real Prison

        Fifteen attractions inside the cell blocks and more surprises in store

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      • 6. Hockessin Haunted House

        We’ve had an overwhelming response from those still wanting tickets. We are currently wait list only. On occasion ticket holders do not arrive for their scheduled time, in which case tickets become available on the spot. However, we cannot guarantee or predict that. If you’d like to try to get tickets in person, arriving prior to 7pm on the remaining nights of operation (October 28th and 29th) would provide the best, but not definitive, chance.

      • 7. Fright Factory

        • Over 25,000 Square Feet of Haunted Attraction
        • Featured on the Travel Channel as one of the scariest haunted attractions in America

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      • 8. Creamy Acres Night of Terror

        • New Jersey’s Largest & Scariest Haunted Attraction at Creamy Acres Farm
        • The Harvest
        • Slaughter Cave
        • Dark Dreams
        • Ride of Terror
        • Haunted Paintball Hayride

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      • 9. The Valley of Fear & The Original Haunted Hayride

        Come ride through America’s most horrifying woods, on what the independent website, has called “one of the best we have ever been on” including a graveyard they called “absolutely amazing.” With gigantic sets and a twisting, disorienting trail, you’ll see why we were recently named Hayride Of The Year and the all new 2021 production of the Original Haunted Hayride will top all others!

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      • 10. Terror Labs


        If you’re looking for fun, excitement, and heart-pounding fear, Terror Labs will fill your prescription to a tee! Located in Pottstown, PA, Terror Labs is celebrating our 6th blood-curdling season. Our mad doctors, former patients, and formerly living experiments are eager to greet you. No appointment necessary.

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      • 11. Jason's Woods

        • 5 mind blowing attractions
        • Selected as the #1 Haunted Trail in America by Haunt Rater

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      • 12. House In The Hollow

        A true classic haunted mansion with an extensive cemetery and cavernous crypt in Bucks County

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      • 13. Lehigh Valley Scream Park

        • Ultimate Zombie Paintball Ride
        • 4 Terrifying Attractions
          • Hollow of Horror Hayride
          • Hillbilly Hell
          • Slaughter Barn
          • Psychopath Corn Maze

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