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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance!


Festival Hours:
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
5 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
11 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
11 a.m.-10 p.m.


On six blocks of Fifth Street, from Vine Street to Sentinel in Downtown Cincinnati.
Directions and street closures.




Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage and many other downtown garages. Parking info.


Friday Opening
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
5 p.m.-midnight

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Get your German on!

8th Annual Running of the Wieners
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Noon-1 p.m.
Fountain Square

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
1 p.m.
Fountain Square

Opening Ceremony and Keg Tapping
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Fountain Square

The World's Largest Chicken Dance
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Fountain Square

Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Championship
Fountain Square

5th Annual World Brat Eating Championship
Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Hudepohl Glockenspiel at Fifth & Broadway

Every hour on the hour,
at Fifth & Broadway

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati features seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery.

To kick of the weekend, Oktoberfest will open at 5 p.m. on Friday. Enjoy authentic food, beverages and music until midnight as you have a front-row seat to watch the annual Running of the Wieners races at noon, Gemuetlichkeit Games at 1:00 p.m., and downtown's Fifth Street transform into America’s Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is presented by:

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