Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA - Cincinnati Festivals & Events
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA
Also called “America’s Oktoberfest,” this celebration draws a large crowd thanks to the many activities, great food and beer. Held on six blocks of 5th Street from Race Street to Broadway. On Friday, don’t miss the Running of the Wieners, a fun doggie derby that has become a fan favorite.
What is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati?
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, 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.
More Oktoberfest History
What do we eat? According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, grazing gourmets created the following Statistiken with their gluttonous consumption at a previous Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. These Zahlen were gleaned from an extensive survey of Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati food vendors:
64,000 sauerkraut balls
24,640 potato pancakes
20,000 cream puffs
6,000 jumbo pickles
1,875 lbs. German potato salad
23,004 soft pretzels
3,600 lbs. sauerkraut
702 lbs. Limburger cheese
400 pickled pigs feet
But those aren't the only Nummern that count at Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. Nearly 600 volunteers contribute their time and energy to stage the event. And Oktoberfest Zinzinnati established a world record, as proclaimed by the Guinness Book of Records in its 1995-97 editions, with 48,000 participating in the World's Largest Chicken Dance in 1994.
Please note: Pets, (unless used for handicap assistance), bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, poles and sticks are prohibited in the event site during operating hours. No coolers, bottles, cans, or alcoholic beverages can be brought into the event site.