With only one week left until the 2015 Jaxtoberfest Family Fall Festival, presented by PRI Productions and Client Focused Media, it’s time to get out the Lederhosen! On October 9 and 10 at the St. Johns Town Center, the third annual event promises German food, live entertainment, games and beer, of course.
Authentic, mouthwatering German favorites will be served by Clara White Mission Ashley Street Catering, Hot Diggity Dawgs and More, Miss Elaine’s, Taste and Tell, Sausage Paradise, Sticky Fingers, Southern Specialty and Willis the Cook. Menu items include potato pancakes, bratwursts, schnitzel, German potato salad, sauerkraut, German chocolate brownies and funnel cake; not to mention pretzels and lemonade, with five stands set around the festival. For those craving something other than German delicacies, chicken, pulled pork, fish and fries will also be available.
Guests will enjoy live music performances by One Step Ahead of the Law (a German music band), Who Rescued Who, Austin Park, Dirt Floor Crackers, J. Collins Band, Sidereal and Beoisting, the Safe Slam, Barrel Rolling, The 3-Legged Race and The Sack Race. If there’s a dachshund looking to compete, the Weiner Dog Race will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Human Foosball, Life-size Chinese Checkers, and Life-size Connect Four are just a few of the games for adults. There is also a Kinderfest area and Pumpkin for little ones.
Jaxtoberfest wouldn’t be complete without an ice-cold gulp of seasonal beer. Beer selections from Warstiener, Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Travelers and Blue Moon will be on tap. The festival will also include liquor, wine, water and Coca-Cola products.
Many companies are sponsoring the event this year, including local company U2 Cloud as the Title Sponsor. Other key sponsors to note are Republic Services, The Jacksonville Armada, WOKV, Coca-Cola, Amason’s, Make Believe Costumes, J&W Heating and Air, The Blood Alliance, Main Street America, ASAP Towing, Leaf Filter Gutter Protection, Jacksonville University, B&C Financial, All American Gutter Protection, Lifetime Enclosures, TechGenies, Army Navy Outdoors, PRP Wine, McCalls Pest Control, Abbott Law Group, Cecil W. Powell, House of Fame MMA, Florida Falun Dafa Association, the Jacksonville Kinsmen, The Comedy Zone, Best Bet, The Florida Times Union, and Fun 4 First Kids. Jaxtoberfest cannot thank each of them enough for their support! There will also be a number of local nonprofits onsite.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Jaxtoberfest.com.