Authentic locally-crafted German fare, live music and Lederhosen contest judged by Jaguars mascot to be featured at Congaree and Penn farm to raise money for economically and socially disadvantaged youth
WHAT: Local farm Congaree and Penn’s new Farm Cider Garden debuts October 6th with an Oktoberfest celebration to benefit the Jaguars Foundation. The day of German festivities features beers brewed by both German and local breweries including Hofbrau, Aardwolf Brewing Company, Intuition Ale Works, Veterans United, and Congaree and Penn’s own Farm Cider. Locally-sourced fare includes sausage, schnitzel, chicken and pretzels.
Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville will be on site to judge the best dressed Lederhosen contest and live music will feature the Junco Royals and The Wetlands Stringband.
“We’ll be doing authentic German food with all local ingredients, produced right here, local sausages, and Jacksonville Schnitzel House will be doing the pretzels,” said Congaree and Penn farmer Scott Meyer. He explains Oktoberfest will showcase the new cider garden’s attributes for “orienting people towards what grows in our region through cider, and getting everyone together in a setting where people can relax and have a good time while also raising money for a good cause.”
NOTE: Tickets are $60 for adults, $30 for kids aged 4-12, and may be purchased at https://904tix.com/events/oktoberfest-congaree. Ticket price includes two German beers, food, and a Congaree and Penn/Jaguars Foundation beer stein.
WHEN:Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 6, 3-9 p.m.
WHERE: Congaree and Penn, 11830 Old Kings Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32219
WHO: Celebrity Guest Jaxon de Ville, Jaguars official mascot, will judge the Best Dressed Lederhosen Contest. Junco Royals, local musicians The Wetlands Stringband, local musicians
WHY: To benefit the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation
Hofbrau, German brewery
Intuition Ale Works, Jacksonville brewery
Veteran’s United Craft Brewery, Jacksonville brewery
Aardwolf Brewing Company, Jacksonville brewery
Congaree and Penn’s Farm Cider
Bauernhof Dinner, Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $125 per person, must be 21 years or older. Purchase nonrefundable tickets at https://www.congareeandpenn.com/oktoberfesttickets/bauernhof-dinner.
ABOUT: The Jaguars Foundation
Believing that youth represent the community’s future, the Jacksonville Jaguars
Foundation is committed to support programs benefiting economically and socially disadvantaged youth, families and other NFL and team charitable initiatives. For more information about the Jaguars Foundation, visit jaguars.com/community/
Congaree and Penn
Congaree and Penn, established in 2014 by Scott and Lindsay Meyer, is the only rice farm in Florida that mills its own rice fresh all year long. The farm is also home to the largest and youngest Mayhaw orchard in the world. For more information, visit congareeandpenn.com.
City CONTACT: Scott or Lindsay (904) 527-1945