Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 17-18: Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati

According to the official website, "Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA is an outdoor festival held in downtown Zinzinnati, Ohio that showcases the rich German heritage of Southwestern Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be North America's largest Oktoberfest with over 500,000 people attending each year."

Festival Hours
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, 11 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

5th Annual Running of the Wieners
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, noon-1 p.m.

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, 1-2 p.m.

Opening Ceremony and Keg Tapping
Saturday, Sept 17, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Worlds Largest Chicken Dance
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, Noon, Fountain Square

On six blocks of Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway in Downtown Cincinnati.


Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage for only $5.

For more information and directions, visit the Oktoberfest website at

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