With temperatures still in the high 80s, it’s hard to imagine that fall is upon us. But it’s true: September 22 makes the official start of autumn, and we are moving into the season of pumpkins, scarecrows and falling leaves.
It’s also time for Oktoberfest Jacksonville!
This year’s Oktoberfest Jacksonville will be held on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1 at the Budweiser Brewery Experience (111 Busch Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218).
The celebration of German culture will kick off on Friday afternoon with gates opening at 4:00 PM. Enjoy Anheuser-Busch brewery tours, a keg tapping ceremony, a variety of VIP experiences (with VIP ticket purchase) and a DJ and live music to keep the party moving through 10 PM.
On Saturday morning, head over to the Budweiser Brewery Experience bright and early to take part in the Hands On Jacksonville Human Race 5K Oktoberfest Run. This event is a great way to raise funds for your favorite charity or non-profit and promises to be a great time for the whole family.
Oktoberfest Jacksonville will resume at 11 AM, after the race.
You won’t want to miss out on all the delicious German cuisine and beer,
as well as the live music and traditional dancing,
Entertainment will be plentiful with the traditional Games of Oktoberfest, including Stein Hoisting, Brat Eating, Tug of War and Beer Rolling.
There’s plenty for the kids, too, in the Family Fun Zone, open from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday. While the adults are sampling the variety of traditional German beers, the children can enjoy an array of carnival games, pumpkin bowling, face painting and barrel rolling.
And let’s not forget… the Wiener Dog Races!
Here’s the complete schedule of events:
I can’t think of a better way to spend a fall weekend.
Do you want to be a part of the fun at Oktoberfest Jacksonville? We’re giving away a Family Four Pack of Saturday General Admission Tickets to one lucky winner. All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter and leave a blog comment below. We will announce the winner on Monday, September 26! Good luck!
I have partnered with Oktoberfest Jacksonville through CF Media to promote this event. In exchange for my promotion, I have been compensated with event tickets for the purposes of this giveaway and for personal use. All opinions are my own.