German cuisine has become more popular than ever, especially now that differing side dishes aren't symbolically separated by a wall of bread. Eat bin ein Berliner with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $8 for two general admission tickets for one day of Jaxtoberfest (a $16 value)
- $15 for four general admission tickets for one day of Jaxtoberfest (a $32 value)
- $15 for one registration in the 5k Beer Run at Jaxtoberfest (up to a $35 value)
- $29 for two registrations in the 5k Beer Run at Jaxtoberfest (up to a $70 value)
On Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, Jaxtoberfest unfolds at the Jacksonville Shipyards, with a sprawling festival of Bavarian-themed food and entertainment. Visitors nosh on bratwursts and beer, or compete in events such as a bratwurst-eating contest and a stein-holding contest.
Alternatively, they can run in Friday's 5k Beer Run, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Along the way, runners can chug five-ounce beers--or waters--at Chug Stations. German-themed costumes are encouraged.
At Jaxtoberfest, it's easy to eat bratwurst and drink beer casually—or competitively. The German-themed festival's brat-eating contest tests participants' stomach capacity, whereas the 5K Beer Run challengs runners to down brews at "chug stations" lining the race course. Revelers can also test their wits in games of oversize beer pong, beer barrel racing, and stein hoisting. Classic Bavarian music complements the games and food, providing an ideal backdrop for chicken dancing and polka. The family-friendly event also hosts fall-themed activities for kids, such as pumpkin bowling and pumpkin painting.