Top 5 Cincinnati Oktoberfests

Our unofficial civic holiday goes way beyond Zinzinnati.

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  1. As America’s largest Oktoberfest, Zincinnati’s version is a must-go. This year, the Weiner Dog race and World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be Grand Marshaled by Cincinnati Zoo director Thayne Maynard. September 21-23, 2018, downtown,
  2. Enjoy a mid-week feier at the Mt. Adams’ Oktoberfest. A 16-piece German band, wursts of all kinds, and plenty of beer will start your weekend early. September 19, 2018, 5-9pm, 949 Pavilion St., Mt. Adams Pavilion,
  3. The Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society’s Oktoberfest is commemorating its 26th year as the “most authentic” in Cincinnati. German fare, music, and a car show are the highlights of this cultural celebration. October 5-7, 2018, 4290 Dry Ridge Rd., Colerain,
  4. Sponsored by Christian Moerlein, Newport’s Oktoberfest features competitions in stein holding, stick horse racing, and log sawing, craft vendors at the Bluegrass Marketplace, and all the pretzels, beer, and cream puffs you can eat. September 28-30, 2018, Festival Park at the Levee, Newport,
  5. St. Jude Bridgetown’s Oktoberfest does double duty as one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, as well as one of the season’s best parties. Expect traditional German food and beer, live music, and dancing. Don’t forget to register for Sunday’s Sophie’s Angel Run, which supports pediatric brain tumor research and local scholarships. September 29-30, 2018, 5924 Bridgetown Rd., Green Township

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