A Guide to the Jacksonville Beer Festival

    By Kara Franker

    It's time to don a dirndl dress, chow down on wiener schnitzel and drink German beer!

    Jacksonville is hosting its own version of Octoberfest Oct. 10-11, 2014.

    The beer festival in Jacksonville will bring new life to the downtown shipyards that have remained vacant for more than a decade. Jaxtoberfest will feature two days of festivities on the waterfront including:

    • Keg-tapping Ceremony
    • 5K Beer Run
    • Musical Entertainment
    • Beer Barrel Racing
    • Brat Eating Competition
    • Stein Holding Competition
    • Wiener Dog Racing
    • Kinderfest for the Kids
    • Plus all the German beer you can handle

    Client Focused Media and PRI Productions will host the two-day family fun festival featuring local breweries, restaurants, and special children’s activities. CFM is the same company that produces The Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival, Putt N’ Crawl, and MardiGrasJax.

    Insider Tip: Check out Visit Jacksonville to help you find out where to stay, dine and play while experiencing the Jacksonville beer festival.

    If You Go: Tickets range from $8 per person to $50 for VIP access. Kids 12 and under are free. The event is located in the shipyards at 750 E Adams St in Jacksonville. For more info go to oktoberfestjacksonville.com.