Your 2018 Guide To Every Oktoberfest In Cincinnati

Ah, yes. It's that beautiful time of year. A giant stein of beer in one hand and a brat loaded with sauerkraut in the other. There really is no other city in America that does Oktoberfest as well as Cincinnati.

Beginning in Munich in 1810, the very first Oktoberfest was held to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig. Since then the tradition has been carried on yearly in towns throughout Bavaria, making it's way to Cincinnati in 1971 with The Germania Society's Oktoberfest, the first in our area. Now we know it as that beautiful transition into fall and one of the best Cincinnati traditions around.

Below you'll find all the Oktoberfest celebrations happening in the Tri-State over the next six weeks complete with times, highlights and more.

Germania Oktoberfest

Germania Society Oktoberfest: Aug. 24 - 26

Starting in 1971, this is the original Oktoberfest in Cincinnati.

When: 

  • Friday, August 24th: 6 p.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday, August 25th: 2 p.m. – Midnight
  • Sunday, August 26th: Noon – 8 p.m.

Where: 

Cost: 

  • $5, kids 12 and younger free.

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Sayler Park Oktoberfest

Sayler Park Oktoberfest: Aug. 25

When: 

  • Saturday, August 25th: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: 

Cost: 

  • Free admission

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Liberty Home Oktoberfest

Liberty Home Oktoberfest: Aug. 31 - Sept.

When: 

  • Friday, August 31st: 5 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 1st: 1 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 2nd: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: 

Cost: 

  • $3, ages 14 and younger free.

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Mainstrasse Oktoberfest

MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest: Sept 7-9

When: 

  • Friday, September 7th: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8th: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 9th: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: 

  • Main Street between 5th and 7th in Covington

Cost: 

  • Free admission

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - Sept. 21 - 23

When: 

  • Friday, September 21st: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22nd: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 23rd: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: 

  • 2nd and 3rd streets between Walnut and Elm, Downtown Cincinnati. Get directions.

Cost: 

  • Free admission

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Newport Oktoberfest: Sept. 28 - 30

When: 

  • Friday, September 28th: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 29th: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 30th: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: 

Cost: 

  • Free admission

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St Agnes Oktoberfest

St. Agnes Oktoberfest: Sept. 28 - 30

When:

  • Friday, September 28th: 6 p.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday, September 29th: 5 p.m. – Midnight
  • Sunday, September 30th: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: 

  • Free admission

Where: 

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St. Jude's Oktoberfest: Sept. 29 - 30

When: 

  • Saturday, September 29th
  • Sunday, September 30th

Where: 

Cost: 

  • Free admission

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Oktoberfest in Cincinnati

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest: Oct: 5 - 7

When:

  • Friday, October 5th: 6 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 6th: 1 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 7th: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: 

Cost:

  • $3, ages 12 and younger free.

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