Cheers to a Great Festival!
Going on twelve years, Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival is your chance to try hundreds of wines from around the world in an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. With over 400 wines, this is the premier event for wine enthusiasts and beginners alike. Discover new favorites from around the world, indulge in light appetizers from our professional chefs, or upgrade to Connoisseur for an exclusive experience at The Oscar Station, our brand-new event space featuring the famous Jungle Jim’s monorail. Most importantly, enjoy a memorable evening with family and friends as you explore the world of wine.
Experience the splendor of our acclaimed International Wine Festival with a Grand Tasting ticket. Sample hundreds of wines from around the world, enjoy light appetizers, and be swept away by the grandeur of The Oscar Event Center.
With a Connoisseur ticket, you’ll gain access to The Oscar Station, our brand-new event space, where we’ll be serving rare and singular wines exclusively for Connoisseurs. Dine on a gourmet by-the-bite-style meal from our executive chef, attend an educational class, or step onto the famous Jungle Jim’s monorail to ride to the Grand Tasting at The Oscar Event Center.
During our International Wine Festival, you can use Buyer’s Club to order bottles of your favorite wines while you taste and sample. Use your Buyer’s Club number to order your wines, then pick up your order the Wednesday following the festival, just in time for the holidays!
When you purchase your 2019 International Wine Festival tickets, you’ll automatically be signed up for our Buyer’s Club and your card will be available for pick up at the festival. It’s the best possible way to experience the show.
Please note: In order to be signed up for Buyer’s Club, you must purchase a ticket to the 2019 International Wine Festival.
Directions, Parking & Lodging
The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Need somewhere to stay?
Jungle Jim's has partnered with the following hotels and special offers may be available for customers who book their rooms with them. When making your reservations be sure to mention that you will be attending a Junglefest!
Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester5800 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester Township, OH 45069
Welcome to the Brand New West Chester Hotel at Centre Park! Welcome as you begin your journey to Centre Park and step into an extraordinary experience at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati North - West Chester featuring Ohio’s first Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. Located 20 miles from Downtown Cincinnati and within minutes of I-275 and I-75, our hotel rises above all of the competition.
Cincinnati Marriott North6189 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is the perfect place for you to stay on your next getaway! Located conveniently off of I-75 in West Chester, the Cincinnati Marriott North features 295 comfortable guest rooms, 24-hour business center, wireless Internet, non-smoking rooms, indoor lap pool, executive fitness center, and so much more! The property also features the RiverCity Grille Restaurant and Lounge, a great casual dining experience, which is a great way to end a long day!
Hilton Garden Inn9306 Schulze Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069
The Hilton Garden Inn West Chester hotel is conveniently located off I-75 within one mile of businesses, shops, restaurants and many activities! Feel at home in a bright and spacious guest room or suite, equipped with complimentary WiFi, an HDTV, a mini-refrigerator, a plush Garden Sleep System bed, a work desk with ergonomic chair and a Keurig® coffee maker. Unwind in the Lounge or on the patio, and enjoy tasty American cuisine in the welcoming Garden Grille & Bar.
Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton1 Riverfront Plaza
Hamilton, OH 45011
The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton hotel is ideal for the business traveler, with 120 guestrooms, 6,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space with full catering available, and a healthy breakfast buffet. Looking for Miami University hotels? The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton is a short drive from Miami University and a perfect choice for your next trip to Butler County.Situated in the heart of downtown Hamilton, “The City of Sculpture,” the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton is close to many dining, entertainment, and shopping options. The Courtyard provides exactly the room you need for work, relaxation and sleep with a large work area with well-lit desk and free high-speed Internet access. Also available is an indoor pool, exercise room, and business center.
Quality Inn West Chester8567 Cincinnati Dayton Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
The Quality Inn of West Chester is located conveniently off of I-75. The hotel features wonderful guest amenities including: a spacious heated indoor swimming pool, business center, Internet access, and exceptional customer service!
Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North7500 Tylers Place Boulevard,
West Chester, OH, 45069
Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North is centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati, minutes from the Voice of America Center, Cincinnati Premium Outlets, and Miami Valley Gaming. Enjoy fast & free WiFi, free parking, and local Best Brews® craft beer during your stay at our West Chester hotel.
Home2 Suites7145 Liberty Centre Dr.
Liberty Township, OH 45069
Settle in and stay a while at our new Home2 Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Liberty Center. Enjoy all the comforts of home just minutes from downtown Cincinnati and adjacent to Liberty Town Center. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to businesses such as Jungle Jim's, Cincinnati Enquirer, GE Aviation, Level 3 Communications and Proctor & Gamble.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is the festival?
- Where is the Connoisseur area?
- Will there be a Coat Check?
- Is there an age limit for the festival?
- Can I bring my child?
- Where can I purchase tickets?
- Can I purchase tickets at the door?
- Is there a designated driver ticket?
- What is the Grand Tasting?
- What do I get for the price of a Connoisseur Ticket?
- What do I get for the price of a Non-drinker Ticket?
- Where do I get my commemorative wine glass and Wine Buyer's Guide?
- What do I get for the price of a Grand Tasting Ticket?
- Will there be any food or drink available besides the wine samples?
- Will I be able to purchase any of the wines?
- What is Buyer’s Club?
- How does Buyer’s Club work?
- Is coffee free?
- How much is parking?
- Where do I park?
- Can I take the Monorail to the Event?
Where is the festival?
Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival will be held in the elegant Oscar Event Center located above Jungle Jim’s. Please park in the spaces designated for The Oscar Event Center located to the left as you come in the main entrance with the gorilla sign.
The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International MarketTop
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Where is the Connoisseur area?
The Connoisseur area will be located in the recently renovated Oscar Station! Connoisseur ticket holders can park behind JungleJim's International Market, by the Oscar Station, formerly known as the Snake Station.
The Oscar Station at Jungle Jim’s International MarketTop
8871 N. Gilmore Rd.
Fairfield, OH 45014
Will there be a Coat Check?
Yes, there will be a Coat Check. The Coat Check will be located between the top of the Grand Stairway and the elevator.Top
Is there an age limit for the festival?
Yes. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.Top
Can I bring my child?
No. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.Top
Where can I purchase tickets?
All tickets can be purchased online, in store, and at the door.Top
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Yes. Tickets will be available in the Beer & Wine Department the day of the festival if still available.Top
Is there a designated driver ticket?
Yes. The Non-Drinker ticket is $26.63 per person (Price includes tax). Tickets are available online, and in the Beer and Wine Department. You must be 21 to enter the festival. Photo ID is required for entrance.Top
What is the Grand Tasting?
With the Grand Tasting, you’ll sample hundreds of fine wines from around the world, enjoy light appetizers, and receive a commemorative 2019 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable Buyer's Guide. Plus, with our Buyer’s Club, you can order your favorite wines during the festival.Top
What do I get for the price of a Connoisseur Ticket?
As a Connoisseur, you have access to everything that’s included in the Grand Tasting Ticket, plus exclusive wine selections, International Dinner by the Bite, full bar, and private restrooms; all in your own special Connoisseur Only area.Top
What do I get for the price of a Non-drinker Ticket?
The Non-Drinker Grand Tasting ticket includes entrance to the event for one evening, light appetizers, soda, water and coffee.Top
Where do I get my commemorative wine glass and Wine Buyer's Guide?
You will be given your commemorative wine glass and Wine Buyer's Guide upon entrance to the Grand Tasting.Top
What do I get for the price of a Grand Tasting Ticket?
The Grand Tasting ticket includes entrance to the event for one evening, a souvenir tasting glass and a Wine Buyer's Guide. In addition to the availability of over 400 wines, you will also have access to light appetizers, water, and coffee.Top
Will there be any food or drink available besides the wine samples?
Yes. We will have food pairings, samples of food presented by Jungle Jim’s International Market. There will be light appetizer booths around the festival. However, samples will not be enough for a meal; they’re meant to help you enjoy the wines.
The Connoisseur ticket includes "Dinner by the Bite".Top
Will I be able to purchase any of the wines?
During the festival, you can order your favorite wines using Buyer's Club! Your selected wines will be available to pick-up and pay for in the Wine Department at your preferred location on November 13, just in time or the holidays!Top
What is Buyer’s Club?
Buyer’s Club, formerly Purchase Passport, gives you the ability to order your favorite wines from the event.Top
How does Buyer’s Club work?
Buyer’s Club is a free service, unique to our wine festival, that allows festival attendees the ability to order wines they’ve tasted for later pick up (at either Jungle Jim’s) just in time for the holidays. After the Festival, we will compile a list of all the wines you requested using your Buyer’s Club card. Your wine will be boxed and ready for purchase the Wednesday following the festival. All you need to do is come to the store, pay for it, and take it home. It’s that easy! Wines will be held for 2 weeks.Top
Is coffee free?
Yes. Coffee and water are free.Top
How much is parking?
Parking is free.Top
Where do I park?
Please park in the area designated for The Oscar Event Center, which is close to the Holden Drive entrance to Jungle Jim’s International Market. You can also access the parking lots by coming in the gorilla entrance (which is the entrance with the digital sign) and turning right. The Oscar Event Center parking is on the right. Connoisseur ticket holders can park out by the Oscar Station.Top
Can I take the Monorail to the Event?
The monorail will be running for connoisseur ticket holders to go to and from both event areas.Top
Experience the splendor of our acclaimed International Wine Festival with a Grand Tasting ticket. With the Grand Tasting, you’ll sample hundreds of fine wines from around the world, enjoy light appetizers, and receive a commemorative 2019 Wine Festival glass with our indispensable Buyer’s Guide. Plus, with our Buyer’s Club, you can order your favorite wines during the festival.
$60 plus tax
If you simply want to enjoy the company of family and friends or act as the designated driver, consider purchasing a non-drinker ticket. Non-drinkers can buy beverages from the bar on The Oscar Terrace, dine on light appetizers, and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and water. If you’re not a wine enthusiast, but want to experience a memorable evening with friends, this is the option for you.
$25 plus tax
We want our International Wine Festival to be accessible to all of our customers, so we’ve partnered with Jackson Family Estates to offer a ticket that includes a ride to The Oscar Event Center from our Eastgate store. With an Eastgate Bus ticket, you’ll receive transportation to and from the festival, plus all of the benefits that come with a Grand Tasting ticket. Embark on a journey through the world of wine with your indispensable Buyer’s Guide and tasting glass and use our Buyer’s Club service to order your favorite wines.
The bus will depart for the festival at 6:00 PM sharp. At the end of the night, the bus will leave after the festival ends at 10:00 PM and arrive at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate at approximately 11:00 PM.
$60 plus tax
Hurry before prices increase!
September 3 – October 31 – Grand Tasting Admission: $60 + Tax / Non-Drinker Admission: $25 + Tax / Connoisseur Admission: $115 + Tax / Non-Drinker Connoisseur Admission: $75 + Tax / Grand Tasting Eastgate Bus Ticket: $60 + Tax
November 1 – At the door (if still available) – Grand Tasting Admission: $65 + Tax / Non-Drinker Admission: $25 + Tax / Connoisseur Admission: $125 + Tax / Non-Drinker Connoisseur Admission: $75 + Tax / Grand Tasting Eastgate Bus Ticket: $65 + Tax
With a Connoisseur ticket, you’ll be one of the first to experience our brand-new event space, The Oscar Station. Enter the festival early, at 6:30 PM, and begin your journey through the world of wine in our all-new venue. This year, The Oscar Station is exclusively dedicated to the Connoisseur experience and all Connoisseurs will have the opportunity to explore this unique, freshly renovated Jungle Jim’s space. Plus, you’ll have a chance to ride the famous monorail, which connects The Oscar Station to The Oscar Event Center.
As a Connoisseur, you’ll get to try rare, singular wines, including some that cost hundreds of dollars, that will not be provided to Grand Tasting attendees. You’ll also be treated to a gourmet dinner by the bite prepared by our award-winning chef, which will feature themed dishes to complement some of our finest international wines.
When you’re ready to visit the Grand Tasting at The Oscar Event Center, step onto the famous Jungle Jim’s monorail to ride to the rest of the festival in style. As always, all Connoisseurs will receive a commemorative tasting glass with our indispensable Buyer’s Guide and will be welcome to order wine through our Buyer’s Club. Connoisseur tickets are limited, so we recommend purchasing tickets as early as possible.
$115 plus tax
This ticket is for anyone who wants to experience the splendor of our International Wine Festival, but doesn’t wish to imbibe. With a Connoisseur Non-Drinker ticket, you’ll have exclusive access to the Connoisseurs-only section in The Oscar Station, and you’ll dine on a sumptuous dinner of by-the-bite-style delicacies while enjoying complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and water. Drinks will also be available for purchase from the bar. If you want to experience our festival with family and friends and still enjoy the generous benefits that come with a Connoisseur ticket, this is the option for you!
$75 plus tax
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