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.
International Whiskey Trail
We’re fortunate to have so much good whiskey available to us right in our own backyard, but the world of whiskey is vast, varied, and truly global. So we’re bringing that world to Paradise Pavilion in Eastgate for our first International Whiskey Trail! Throughout the evening of Saturday, September 24, we’ll provide samples of whiskey (and whisky, as it’s known elsewhere) from around the world, allowing those that have been abroad to indulge in some of their far-off favorites, and give those who want to explore an opportunity to expand their palates. It’s a night to celebrate this finely crafted, highly respected spirit, and we would love for you to join us.
October 1 & 2
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.
Taste of the Sea
This October, we’re setting sail and taking you out to sea! Join us at our Eastgate location, inside Paradise Pavilion, as we travel around the world sampling delicious seafood creations from our own Seafood Department, as well items and dishes from some of our most savory seafood partners. Looking for the perfect date night for Sweetest Day? Jungle Jim’s Taste of the Sea brings the bounty of the ocean to you - all you have to do is drive to Paradise Pavilion and enjoy!
Fall is all about flavor, and at Fall Smash, we’re all about packing as much of that flavor into the day as possible. We’ll have from all over the Tri-State area parked next to the Greenhouse from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM, and will be opening up the Greenhouse itself for our pumpkin beer and hard cider tasting at 4:00 PM sharp! Sample from more than a dozen vendors from the area, region, and nation, as we take you on a journey through the best pumpkin beer and hard cider we can find. Live entertainment, delicious food, and flavorful beverages. Cheers to fall!
Nov. 11 & 12
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.
Feb. 11 & 12
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. 24 & 25
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.
Cocktails & Comedy
Cocktails & Comedy is a one night event taking place Saturday, May 28, showcasing the delicate and delicious craft of cocktail creation. In an effort to bring you some of the brightest, and funniest comedians around, we’re hosting Local Nights at our Eastgate location, inside Paradise Pavilion, over the four weeks leading up to the festival. Comedians will be voted on, and the winners will take the stage at this year’s Cocktails & Comedy Festival.
Bacon & Cheese
Come one, come all! We’re putting together a brand new festival that’s going to be hard to say “no” to. Jungle Jim’s Bacon & Cheese Festival is a one day celebration of all things tasty in the world of bacon and cheese. If you’re ready to go whole hog and explore everything great about these two tasty titans, then this is the festival for you. Tickets are available NOW!
June 16 & 17
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!
Buckeye Beer Bash
No pretension here - just great Ohio beers. We’re celebrating the Buckeye State with a night full of some of the best Ohio breweries we could wrangle, all under one roof. We’ll have dozens of beers to sample from our favorite breweries from around the state. There will be live music from Strange Love, our friends from the NFL Alumni will be joining us, and we’ll have local food trucks Bonelicker’s and Renegade Street Eats to keep your stomachs full. This is going to be a great Ohio night all around.
Aug. 25 & 26
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!