FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — An Octoberfest unlike the rest, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is hosting its annual Croctober Fest on Oct. 15 & 16 at the Okaloosa Island complex.

The event is in its third year. Half a dozen local breweries will be serving craft beer all day long while celebrating alligators and crocodiles.

  • Props
  • Idyll Hounds
  • Odd Colony
  • Grayton Beer Company
  • Pensacola Bay Brewery
  • McGuire’s Craft Brewery

Tickets for the event require daily admission, beer wristbands cost an additional $25 a person.

General Admission – Adult (ages 13-61)$25.95
General Admission – Senior (ages 62 and up)$24.95
General Admission – Child (ages 3-12)$17.95
Florida Resident General Admission – Adult (ages 13-61)$20.76
Florida Resident General Admission – Senior (ages 62 and up)$19.96
Florida Resident General Admission – Child (ages 3-12)$14.36
Military Discount General Admission – Adult (ages 13-61)$23.36
Military Discount General Admission – Senior (ages 62 and up)$22.46
Military Discount General Admission – Child (ages 3-12)$16.16
Infants (Age 2 and under)Free

Aside from the beers, attendees can meet and snap a photo with an albino alligator Magnolia for $42. Another Croctoberfest event is snapping a photo holding an alligator for just $5.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park will sell exclusive artwork made by two baby gators at the facility.

The Gulfariums said a portion of the proceeds from Croctoberfest 2022 will be donated to crocodilian conservation.

The event line-up for Croctoberfest 2022:

  • Photo times: 10:30a.m.-11:00a.m., 12:30p.m.-1:00p.m. & 2:30p.m.-3:00p.m.
  • Alligator chat & feed – 11:30am
  • American Crocodile chat & feed – 1:00 p.m.

The Gulfarium is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The complex is located at 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy. More information can be found online.

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