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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

America's Largest Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Amazon and Samuel Adams, is a celebration of the rich German heritage in Southwest Ohio. This annual weekend festival features tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer! The festival saw its first year in 1976 and since then has grown to become the country's largest #Oktoberfest celebration!


Located in Downtown Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati can be found on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets.


Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.


Restaurants/ Food Vendors Involved:

  • Alpine Almonds

  • Alpine Hut

  • Beckhart German American Cuisine

  • Bessie's Homemade Noodles

  • BrewCity Sausage

  • Ché

  • Elli's German Pastries

  • Festival Fresh Popcorn

  • Flying Pig Tails

  • German Jack's Kettle Corn & Funnel Cake

  • Germania Schnitzel Haus

  • Goetta and Sweets

  • Heidi`s Strudel

  • Hey Hey

  • Izzy's

  • Kaiser Schloss

  • Katzenjammer Haus

  • Kinderhaus

  • Mecklenburg Gardens

  • Mick Noll's Covington Haus

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Haus

  • Porkopolis Goetta Haus

  • Royal Berlin Chef

  • Schmidt's of German Village

  • Servatii Pastry Shop

  • Strasse Haus

  • The Bavarian Nut Company

  • The Cincinnati Grill

  • The Lübecker

  • The Original Strudel Factory

  • Tickle Pickle

  • Wertheim's Restaurant

  • Woodstock Pretzel Company

Click here to view the full menu on the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Website!


Entertainment includes Cincy Brass Band, Joe Wendel Orchestra, Peter Wagner Schnapps Band, Stays in Vegas, Robin Lacy & DeZydeco, Smittie's Schnapps Band, The Cincinnati Schnapps Band, Flip Cup All-Stars, Doghouse, The Enzian Dancers, The Zinzinnati Bier Band, Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, 3 Day Rule and MUCH MORE!

Click here for the full entertainment schedule!

Event Schedule

Running of the Weiners

The Running of the Wieners is the annual kickoff to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati! 100 dachshunds will race to be crowned the winning wiener at the Running of the Wieners, Friday, September 21, 2018.

Chicken Dance

The world's largest Chicken Dance! Each year Oktoberfest Zinzinnati appoints a Grand Marshall to lead the world's largest chicken dance. This year, the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Thane Maynard, is the Grand Marshall leading the dance. The dates and times of the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Chicken Dance have yet to be announced, but be sure to check their website for updates.

Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Championship

Dates and Times will be announced soon. Visit their website for updates.

Located at the Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm

World Brat Eating Championship

Dates and Times will be announced soon. Visit their website for updates.

Located at the Braxton Fass Bar Stage at 3rd & Walnut


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati uses ColdIron Event Rentals as for their event rental needs. The burgundy and white booths, tents and furniture are ColdIron's. ColdIron Enterprises Inc. are the leaders in event rentals, concessions and production. #WeAreEvents #ColdIron

All information and research was collected from the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Website and Facebook Event Page.

Are you coming to the country's largest Oktoberfest celebration? Be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you are most excited about!

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