If you are a fan of wine, here is an event (in an unique setting) that you won’t want to miss. Just head for the Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival being held at the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14.
Founded by “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, Jungle Jim’s International Market is a humungous grocery store (more than 200,000 square feet) that features more than 150,000 products from all over the world. This unique marketplace also features food demonstrations, an in-store cooking school, an outside monorail and animatronic displays like animals (a lion who sings Elvis Presley songs and a “rock band” comprised of General Mills cereal mascots) in addition to a mini waterfall.
Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival will feature more than 400 wines from over 90 U.S. and international wineries available for sampling. Participants from the United States include wineries from California, the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest (including Ohio). International wine representatives include France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Spain and Germany. A Grand Tasting ticket will get you wine tastings, food pairings (by country), a commemorative 2015 Winefest glass and a tasting guide. Cost of the Grand Tasting Ticket is $55 per person.
A Connoisseur Ticket will also give guests access to a special Connoisseur Only area where they can partake in the International “Dinner by the Bite”, exclusive wine sampling and full access to the Oscar Bar. Cost of the Connoisseur Ticket is $115 per person. A Non-Drinker Ticket includes finger foods, soft drinks, coffee and water and costs $25 per person. There will be free, live musical entertainment all evening.
All guests at Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival must be 21 years of age or older. Hours for the Wine Festival are 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. For those visitors who would like to stay overnight in the area, check out the Hampton Inn located at 430 Kolb Dr. in Fairfield. Call 513-942-3440 to check for exact pricing, availability or to make reservations.
For more information about Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival, call 513-674-6000 or get online at www.junglejims.com. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door. The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s is located at 5440 Dixie Highway in Fairfield, Ohio. Fairfield is 248 miles from Cleveland and is approximately a 4 hour drive.