Bring in the fall season by enjoying good food, great entertainment, and a couple of craft beers at America's Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, Ohio. The annual Oktoberfest is a great time for people to get out, mingle, and enjoy the German tradition of great beer. Since 1976, this festival has brought hundreds of thousands of people to Cincinnati to celebrate German culture.
Everyone can enjoy German music, beer, and food while partaking in the numerous festivities. From watching the wiener dogs to sampling an assortment of German craft-brewed beers, the Oktoberfest will keep you thoroughly engaged. This is a fun time for people of all ages and walks of life.
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Festival Location and Hours
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held annually downtown on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets. The specific dates and times of the festival are as follows.
Friday, September 15, 2017: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017: 11:00am - 9:00pm
America's Oktoberfest in Cincinnati has a number of main events to keep the public thoroughly entertained. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the wide assortment of main events that make the Oktoberfest what it is. Some of the main events of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati include,
· Opening ceremonies
· The Running of the Wieners
· The World's Largest Chicken Dance
· Live music
The American Oktoberfest wouldn't be what it is without a wide assortment of entertainment. Most of the entertainment at the Oktoberfest is German themed. Everyone is invited to come on down and enjoy the traditional sounds of German music. Some of the popular acts include,
· The Polka Dots
· Cherry on Top
· The Klaberheads
· Squeeze Play
· Gee Your Band Smells Terrific
Along with the good music and the main events, the vendors really make the Oktoberfest what it is. There are tons of vendors at the Oktoberfest serving all types of German food and good drinks. Patrons are invited to delight their taste buds at the numerous vendors selling their goods and wares. Some of the popular vendors at the Oktoberfest include,
· Bessie's Homemade Noodles
· Elli's German Pastries
· Flying Pig Tails
· German Jack's Kettle Corn
· Hungry Bros Food Truck
· Mecklenburg Gardens
· Original Strudel Factory
· Quite Frankly
· Royal Berlin Chef
· Angry Orchard Cider Company
· Kentucky Ale
· Rivertown Brewing Co
· Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
· Urban Artifact
· Yuengling Beer Co
· Samuel Adams
America’s Oktoberfest in Cincinnati invites patrons to take a little bit of the Oktoberfest with them by visiting one of the souvenir tents on Second and Third Streets. There is an assortment of souvenirs from branded t-shirts to hats and beer mugs all for to purchase to commemorate the Oktoberfest.
Getting to America’s Oktoberfest is convenient by car or public transportation. Those who choose to drive can park at one of the many parking garages located near the Oktoberfest. Some of the parking garages available for use include
· Crown Plaza Garage-224 E. Fifth St.
· 312 Elm Street Garage-312 Elm St.
· All Pro Garage – Race-321 Race St.
· 8451 Parking Garage-100 W. Fifth St
· 580 Garage-580 Walnut St.
· All Pro Garage – Vine-309 Vine St.
Those choosing not to drive have the option of using public transportation such as the Cincinnati Bell Connector Streetcar or the Southbank Shuttle Trolley, both of which stop near the Oktoberfest.
America's Oktoberfest, 116 E 3rd St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone: 513-579-3197
(Last Updated on October 18, 2017)