If you are looking for great festivals in the Cincinnati area, then this is the place for you. Junglefests is the home of Jungle Jim’s International Market’s festivals.
Jungle Jim’s has a full calendar featuring a variety of festivals. With events for beer, cheese, wine, wellness and fiery foods, there is sure to be something for everyone. These fests aren’t your average social gatherings either, they’re designed to unleash your inner party animal! This is the place to get all of the details for upcoming festivals including tickets. All events are held in the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio.
Feb. 13 & 14
Big Cheese Festival
The Big Cheese Festival is a whirlwind weekend devoted to all things cheese. Starting with our selection of over 1,400 cheeses at the Jungle Jim’s Cheese Shop, and branching out to all the olives, meats, and appetizers we can gather, we’re paying tribute to one of our favorite foods! We’ll have family friendly activities throughout both days, and beer and wine will be available for those 21 and over. There’s a lot to sample, a lot to share, and a whole lot more where that came from.
There’s a reason we call it the Midwest’s Cheesiest Fest! Come out and see why for yourself!
Feb. 26 & 27
Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail is an epic journey of strong flavor and bold tastes. Local and regional master distillers will be on hand to showcase their finest whiskies, as well as teach festival goers about the fine art of distilling. Whiskey themed foods, cigars, and live entertainment make this an immersive night filled with good friends and great whiskey. Nothing subtle about it - this one just rocks.
International Beer Festival
One of the biggest, baddest, and longest-running beer festivals in Cincinnati, Jungle Jim’s International Beer Festival will showcase hundreds of beers from more than 100 different breweries. Festival goers will find beers from all over the world, local and regional favorites, along with craft beers and hard ciders. This isn’t just a celebration of beer, but a celebration of beer culture, all with the might of Jungle Jim’s stellar Beer & Wine department behind it. Come for the beer and stay for the camaraderie, share your favorites or find some new ones. Let’s just have some fun!
Wild for Pets
We’re so excited to share our immensely fun, informative, and diverse Wild for Pets festival with you! We have some spectacular activities planned, all for you, your family, and your pets. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the latest in animal products in a pet-friendly environment. Play, learn, adopt, and more!
Cats, dogs and birds are welcome, so bring your furry and feathered friends and enjoy a day together at our one of a kind pet-centric festival. We’ll have treats and activities to make this day one that your pet won’t soon forget!
Shake It Up
Get ready to Shake It Up at one of our newest festivals! There’s no better way to ring in the end of summer than with a mixed drink, and Jungle Jim’s Shake It Up is a celebration of cocktails and mixology. We’ll be channeling cocktail bars with expert mixologists and flair bartending, making this one of our best events ever.
Relax, sip, smoke, and savor the moment with other cigar enthusiasts at Jungle Jim’s Cigar Festival, one of the only events of its kind in Cincinnati! Jungle Jim’s Cigar Festival will include some of the best cigar vendors, each one bringing an array of products to make cigar aficionado and novices swoon. Festival goers can mingle with industry experts and talk shop all while participating in a number of exciting competitions, sampling some amazing spirits and craft brews, and listening to live music. For cigar fans, this is not one to be missed!
Weekend of Fire
The Weekend of Fire is a wild weekend filled with fun, food and contests. Over 55 vendors and more than 350 samples will be waiting for you in the Fiery Food Expo! There will be vendors coming from all over the country ready to sample their wares. They’ll have hot sauces that range from mild to wild, including some of the hottest hot sauces you have ever tried.
Don’t miss the Contests! Every hour on the hour the Arena of Fire will be packed full with brave competitors while they attempt to eat some of the hottest items from the show.
International Wine Festival
The Grand Hall of The Oscar Event Center comes to life as wineries and oenophiles pour wines from around the world. Discover the perfect wine - for yourself or someone else - as 90 wineries share their very best throughout the night. Experience enchanting food pairings by country, plus cheeses, meats, and olives, all from our Cheese Shop.
Enter the festival for the Grand Tasting and enjoy all of the elements mentioned above, or upgrade your ticket to Connoisseur for even more. Along with all of the benefits of the Grand Tasting, you’ll gain access to our Connoisseur Only area for a little rest and relaxation, where you’ll indulge in the International “Dinner by the Bite,” exclusive wine sampling, and have full access to the Oscar Bar. No matter what, it will be an evening to remember.
Barrel Aged Beer Bash
Like the finer things in life, beer only gets better with age and Jungle Jim’s will be celebrating this beverage with the Barrel Aged Beer Bash. Our popular barrel aged beer tasting is back and better than ever. This is a festival style tasting where attendees will move from booth to booth mingling with other beer lovers and breweries, and of course, sipping plenty of beer.
There will be 80 different types of barrel aged beers available from a variety of brewers. Available for sampling will be rare beers covering a variety of tastes and styles, all aged to perfection.
New Year, New You
This year Jungle Jim’s is taking a fresh approach to wellness! We have teamed up with Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital to provide more ways you can be aware of your health in 2016.
World-class health industry professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital and food industry specialists will be ready to answer questions and provide new, exciting ways to make positive lifestyle changes for you and your family. Health screenings will be provided throughout the day while Jungle Jim’s vendors will be sampling healthy food options to make eating well a simply delicious decision.