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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 21, 2013 @ 11:00 am - September 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams and Hillshire Farm, 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!

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 Hillshire Farm Running of the Wieners races at noon, Gemuetlichkeit Games at 5:00 p.m., and downtown’s Fifth Street transform into America’s Oktoberfest.

2013 Event Schedule & Information:


Festival Hours:
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
5 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
11 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
11 a.m.-10 p.m.


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

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Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage for only $10, and many other downtown garages. Parking info.
Directions & street closures.


NEW: Friday Opening
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
5 p.m.-midnight

NEW: VIP Hospitality Experience – learn more!

7th Annual Hillshire Farm Running of the Wieners
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Noon-1 p.m. – Fountain Square

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
5 p.m. – Fountain Square

Opening Ceremony and Keg Tapping
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
11:30 a.m. – Fountain Square

The World’s Largest Chicken Dance featuring George Takei!
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
4:00 p.m. – Fountain Square

Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Championship
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
5:00 p.m. – Fountain Square

4th Annual Hillshire Farm World Brat Eating Championship
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
5:00 p.m. – Hudepohl Glockenspiel (Fifth & Broadway)

 Hudepohl Glockenspiel
Every hour, on the hour – Fifth and Broadway


September 21, 2013 @ 11:00 am
September 22, 2013 @ 12:00 am
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Fountain Square
5th & Vine Streets
Cincinnati , OH 45202 United States
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520 Vine Street - Cincinnati, OH 45202

520 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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