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Zinzinnati Oktoberfest

filed under: Entertainment posted on September 19th, 2014

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, –  highlights our German heritage, German-style music and tons of  food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 500,000 people attending each year.

The event kicks off Friday, September 19th at noon with the Running of the Wieners, and opens fully with the Gemuetlichkeit [Guh-MUT-le-kite] or Goodwill Games at 5:00 p.m.

The basics:
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.

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

Cost:
Free!

Friday Opening
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
12 p.m.-midnight
8th Annual Running of the Wieners
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Fountain Square

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
1:00 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
4:00pm
Fountain Square

Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Championship
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
5:00pm
Fountain Square

5th Annual World Brat Eating Championship

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
5:00pm
Fifth & Broadway

Glockenspiel
Every hour on the hour, 
at Fifth & Broadway

 

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