Fiestas, specialty drinks and foodie pleasures await visitors to the Middle Keys during the Conchtoberfest Nights & Poker Run, Sept. 23-27.
On each “Conchtoberfest Night,” a Marathon restaurant hosts a themed and decorated event that includes food, specialty drinks and menu items. Participants also can pick a card at each venue and compete to build the best poker hand.
Presented by the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, each evening’s palatable pleasure begins at 6 p.m., with proceeds benefiting local charities.
Kick off the week Sept. 23 with a “Jamaican Me Crazy” party at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, at mile marker 47 on Knights Key Boulevard. Attractions include roots, rock and reggae music, with jerk-spiced island-style food.
Other highlights include Tuesday’s “Tacky Tourist Party,” a Wednesday Mexican night and Thursday’s German “Oktoberfest.” At Friday’s “Pirate Party” finale, the Poker Run’s best-hand and worst-hand winners are awarded prizes, such as dining gift certificates and a biplane ride for two with Marathon’s newest attraction, Overseas Aero Tours.
A complete schedule of events is listed on the chamber website at www.floridakeysmarathon.com. Admission to each evening’s event is free.