Who better to host a truly German Oktoberfest than the company that began in the German neighborhoods of St. Louis and was founded by German immigrants? Once again this year, Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring the Bavarian festival on the grounds of their Jacksonville brewery. As in years past, there will be food, contests, Oompah-pah music and of course plenty of German beer.
Get all the details below in the official press release:
The weather will be nice and the beer will be flowing for Oktoberfest Jacksonville at the Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery. Tickets are still available for the event, which takes place this Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1, but they are going fast. Guests can choose general admission or act quickly to get the limited number of remaining VIP tickets, which offer special upgrades to the Oktoberfest experience. This event is packed with plenty of fun for the whole family.
“We wanted to really make this event something special for the community and provide something fun for absolutely everyone,” said Mike White, event organizer and CEO of Client Focused Media. “We have the Ultra VIP tickets available on Friday night that offer access to some great perks and a private party. Saturday, there are plenty of carnival games, pumpkin bowling, stein-hoisting, and more.”
The two-day event begins Friday at 4 p.m. with live music from the TJ Ward Band, Dirty Pete Band, DJ EL and Austin Park. General admission tickets for Friday are $10, VIP tickets are $30 in advance, and Ultra VIP tickets are $80 each. There are limited Ultra VIP tickets available.
Saturday starts off early with the HandsOn Jacksonville Human Race Oktoberfest 5K run and 1K fun walk. Festival gates open at 11 a.m. Enjoy time in the family fun zone, register your pet for the Wiener Dog Races sponsored by The Quick Law Group, or participate in the Oktoberfest games throughout the day. You can also take part in the live auction with Senator Aaron Bean.
The Swinging Barvarians, One Step Ahead of the Law, and DJ EL will be performing on Saturday. ASAP Towing & Storage, an event sponsor, is providing one of their flatbed towing trucks to double as a stage for the event. Additional sponsors include Client Focused Media, Spohrer & Dodd, Duckworth Construction, Eagle View Windows, Portofino Pools, Checker Cab of Jax, and zTrip, to name a few.
General admission tickets for Saturday’s event are $20 each. VIP tickets are $50 each and include access to the VIP tents, VIP meal vouchers for a brat, German potato salad and pretzels, a collectible Anheuser-Busch beer stein with discounted beer and food throughout the day, plus a VIP gift bag.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.oktoberfestjacksonville.com.