Oktoberfest in Cincinnati
Cincinnati has one of the richest German ties in all of America. With Munich, Bavaria as our sister city, and the location of largest the annual Oktoberfest, it is no wonder Cincinnatians love to celebrate all things Oktoberfest.
What is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is a celebration of German culture and heritage. Oktoberfest began in October of 1810 as a celebration of the royal wedding between Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The next year, the royal couple continued their celebration starting in September and lasting until the first week of October. Their celebration never ended. Oktoberfest became an annual event held in Munich. This year Munich will be celebrating the 184th annual Oktoberfest. The festival atmosphere has spread far beyond Munich, there are hundreds of large and small Oktoberfest celebrations held annually throughout the United States. The largest Oktoberfest held in the US can be found right here in Cincinnati.
So, now that you know more about Oktoberfest, let's get into the local Oktoberfest Celebrations you should visit this year!
Sayler Park Oktoberfest
Saturday, August 25th from 2PM-11PM
Nelson Sayler Memorial Park
Oktoberfest is back in Sayler Park! Stop by Sayler Park for the 2nd annual celebration of music, beer, German heritage and West Side pride.
For more information, visit the Sayler Park Website.
Or, visit the Sayler Park Oktoberfest Facebook Event Page.
Friday, September 21st from 5PM-11PM
Saturday, September 22nd from 11AM-11PM
Sunday, September 23rd from 11AM-9PM
2nd and 3rd St. Downtown
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the LARGEST Oktoberfest in the country
For more information, visit the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Website.
Or, visit the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Facebook Event Page.
Friday, September 28th from 5PM-11PM
Saturday, September 29th from 12PM-11PM
Sunday, September 30th from 12PM-9PM
Newport Riverfront Levee
Oktoberfest Newport is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be in the Munich Oktoberfest style of large Fest Tent sponsored by German Beer Breweries. Each tent will have food, beer and music.
Follow Oktoberfest Newport on Social Media!
For more information about Oktoberfest Newport, please visit the Oktoberfest Newport Website.
There's one major similarity between these Oktoberfests. All of the festivals above feature equipment from ColdIron Event Rentals. Notice the burgundy and white booths, the large open tents and the high quality furniture. For all of your festivals and event needs, go to ColdIron- "We Are Events!"
Hey! While you're here, check out the Cincy Fests Social Media Pages!