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.
Wild for Pets
This is the second year for our Wild for Pets festival and we’re excited to share the fun with you. We have some spectacular activities planned 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 pet 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.
Aug. 29 & 30
Relax, sip, smoke, and savor the moment while socializing with other cigar enthusiasts at Jungle Jim’s 1st Annual Cigar Festival, the very first event 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 any cigar aficionado or novice swoon. Guests will be able to mingle with industry experts and talk shop all while also having the opportunity to participate in a number of exciting competitions, sample some amazing spirits and craft brews, and listen to live music.
October 3 & 4
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.
Nov. 13 & 14
International Wine Festival
The Grand Hall of The Oscar Event Center will come alive with wineries and oenophiles pouring wines from around the world. This is a chance to discover your perfect wines from over 90 wineries, plus experience food pairings by country. Raise your Jungle Jim’s wine fest glass to a great night.
Upgrade your evening in style! Experience all of the benefits of the Grand Tasting, plus enjoy rest and relaxation in our Jungle Lounge complete with International "Dinner by the Bite," Exclusive Wine Sampling, and full access to the Oscar Pub.
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 60 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.
Big Cheese Festival
No passport required as you travel to different regions and sample some of the finest cheeses we have to offer. In addition to a wide array of cheeses, there will also be meats, olives and other appetizers, as well as a fantastic range of beer and wine to complement it all.
Cheese makers from all over the country will be offering up samples of their best cheeses with everything from mozzarellas, cheddars, and Goudas to more rare and artisan based varieties. Jungle Jim’s offers over 1,500 cheeses, and many will be at the festival to taste.
Travel the Midwest and take part in the American Whiskey tradition without leaving Fairfield, Ohio. Join us for Jungle Jim’s first ever Whiskey Trail. Journey from distillery to distillery and sample some of the finest local whiskeys around. Travel Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail - a truly sensational experience for everyone - every sip of the way.
Take part in Whiskey 101. Whiskey experts will talk about how their whiskeys are made, how the flavors are developed and why whiskey has a signature taste. They will share insider tips on the proper way to taste and evaluate the flavors and quality of whiskey.
Spring into Health
This year Jungle Jim’s is taking a fresh approach to wellness! We have teamed up with Mercy Hospital Fairfield to provide more ways you can be aware of your health in 2015.
World-class health industry professionals from Mercy Hospital Fairfield 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.
International Beer Festival
One of the biggest and longest-running beer festivals in Cincinnati, Jungle Jim’s 10th Annual International Beer Festival will include over 400 beers from more than 100 different breweries. Attendees will have the chance to try everything from imported beers to local ones, along with craft beers and hard ciders. Not to mention that both nights of the Festival will be kicked off by tapping a firkin (a keg of beer that’s been fermented inside of the barrel it’s fermented in). Also present will be many local brewers, and these city favorites will be showcasing some of their best suds.