Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival set for Jacksonville

Festival will feature performances by rock, alternative and country artists.

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The inaugural Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival, featuring stars from rock, alternative and country music, will take place Oct. 6, 7 and 8 at Jacksonville's Metropolitan Park at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd.

The event will showcase a group of tribute bands Oct. 6, while Oct. 7 and 8 will be designated for national headliners and supporting artists in rock, alternative and country. The festival will feature activities for all ages including a 100-foot Ferris wheel, games and arts and crafts vendors. Additionally, German-inspired dishes from 15 food trucks will be available for purchase along with German and Oktoberfest-style ales.

The Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival is partnering with local charities such as Communities in Schools, War Fighters in Arms, K9s for Warriors, the Jacksonville Jaycees, the Fraternal Order of Police and others.

Tickets go on-sale to the public Aug. 3.

“The Florida Oktoberfest & Music Festival will generate a lot of excitement and showcase Jacksonville as a destination for entertainment,” said President of 904 Happy Hour Charles Wagoner. “Events like this have a major impact on tourism and the local economy, and I am excited to promote this festival across the country.”

For ticket prices and more information about the featured artists, visit www.TheFloridaOktoberfest.com, www.facebook.com/FloridaOktoberfest or www.instagram.com/FloridaOktoberfest

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