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.
- 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.