Beaches Oktoberfest 2018

This weekend Beaches Oktoberfest will be taking place at the Sea Walk Pavilion on October 13-14, 2018. The annual festival attracts over 55,000 visitors and offers a large variety of German, craft and Oktoberfest beers, food trucks, a 110+ ft Ferris wheel, arts & crafts market, games, activities, kid zone and so much more. 

Beaches Oktoberfest is the going to be bringing in the Cornhole Tournament sponsored by JaxFray. The tournament will kick off at 1pm on Saturday October 13th at the festival. The tournament will be held in the Food Truck Food Court next to the Local's Only Beer Garden and Second Stage. 

Sign up for the tournament is $30 per team and includes one complimentary beer per person, a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and registration into the tournament. In addition, there will be $500 in cash and prizes plus trophies for the top three teams! Registration is limited to the first 64 teams (we have limited the size of the tournament compared to Freedom Festival earlier this year)! If your team is registered for the tournament, please make sure to arrive at the festival between 12pm-1pm to check in at the Jax Fray tent prior to the tournament.

This year’s Oktoberfest games will include a stein hoisting competition and a bratwurst eating competition. Each of these games will be take place at the 904 Happy Hour Main Stage.

Saturday will be the Bratwurst Eating competition presented by Hoptinger. Competitors will have 10 minutes to see who can finish 10 jumbo brats the fastest. All competitors will receive a commemorative competitor t-shirt & vip pass plus the Top 3 brat eaters in both the Mens & Women's divisions will take home trophies, gift cards, swag, bragging rights, and more!

On Sunday, we will have our Stein Hoisting competition presented by Engine 15. Competitors will go head to head in a 10 person competition to see who can hold a beer filled stein in the air the longest. There will be a mens and women's division and winners will be able to take home trophies, swag, bragging rights and more. To compete in either of these game, sign up on our website



12:30-1:30 TBD
2:00-3:00 Barnes & The Heart
3:30-4:30 Wilder Sons
5:00-6:00 Inspection 12
6:30-8:00 Sidereal
8:30-10:00 Red Jumpsuit Apparatus


12:00-1:00 Bach to Rock
1:30-2:30 Briteside
3:00-4:00 Miles From London
4:30-5:30 Bonnie Blue
6:00-7:00 S.P.O.R.E.
7:30-8:30 Honey Hounds


12:00-12:30 Kris & John
1:00-1:30 Joseph Cartolano
2:00-2:30 Halfway Hippie
3:00-3:30 Celia Das
4:00-4:30 Melissa Smith
5:00-5:30 Dylan Gerard
6:00-6:30 Wilder Sons
7:00-7:30 Tad Jennings




12:00-12:40 Let's Ride Brass Band
1:10-1:50 Ramona
2:20-3:00 Split Tone
3:30-4:30 Zach Deputy
5:00-6:00 Pastier
6:30-8:00 The Wailers


12:00-12:45 Bach to Rock
1:15-2:00 Gary Lazer Eyes
2:30-3:15 Cloud 9 Vibes
3:45-4:30 The Ries Brothers
5:00-6:00 Kash'd Out
6:30-7:30 The Orange Constant


12:00-12:30 Ben Lewis
1:00-1:30 Solar Tide
2:00-2:30 Josh Ivey
3:00-3:30 Colin Paterson
4:00-4:30 Barrett Jockers
5:00-5:30 Root of All
6:00-6:30 Sol Rydah

On Sunday, there will be a beach clean up beginning promptly at 11am, taking place right on the beach behind Sea Walk Pavilion. The clean up is free, family friendly, and is open to the public.  Cleanup efforts will continue until 1pm. The first 100 volunteers will receive a t-shirt or stein plus there will be other door prizes and giveaways throughout the clean up. All volunteers will receive complimentary water, smoothies, donuts, snacks, food, swag and more! There will be prizes for top collectors of the cigarette butt competition and a free raffle for volunteers. 

During Sunday’s festival, all pet owners and well behaved dogs are invited to attend the he Dogtoberfest Yappy Hour & Pet Costume Contest presented by Pet Wants Jax Beach at this years Beaches Oktoberfest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit one of our non-profit partners, Fur Sisters - Furever Urs Rescue, Inc! Costume Contest will take place at 5:30pm at the RTeam Acoustic Stage in the Vendor Village.

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