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

The event is held for the third year. Half a dozen local breweries will be serving up craft beer throughout the day while celebrating alligators and crocodiles.

  • A prop
  • Idyll Hounds
  • A strange colony
  • Grayton Beer Company
  • Pensacola Bay Brewery
  • McGuire’s Craft Brewery

Event tickets require daily admission, beer wristbands are an additional $25 per person.

General Admission – Adult (13-61) $25.95
General Admission – Seniors (62 and over) $24.95
Ordinary ticket – child (3-12 years) $17.95
Florida Resident Regular Admission – Adult (13-61) $20.76
Florida Resident Standard Admission – Seniors (62 and over) $19.96
Florida Resident Standard Admission – Child (3-12) $14.36
Military Discount Ordinary Ticket – Adults (13-61) $23.36
Discounted General Admission for Military – Seniors (62 and over) $22.46
Discounted military admission – Child (3-12 years) $16.16
Babies (up to 2 years old) Free of charge

In addition to the beers, attendees can meet and have their picture taken with albino alligator Magnolia for $42. Another Croctoberfest event is taking a photo with an alligator for just $5.

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

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

Croctoberfest 2022 event:

  • Photo timings: 10:30-11:00, 12:30-13:00 & 14:30-15:00.
  • Alligator Chat and Feeding – 11:30am
  • American Crocodile Chat and Meal – 1:00 p.m

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

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