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 Society Oktoberfest: Aug. 24 - 26
Starting in 1971, this is the original Oktoberfest in Cincinnati.
- Friday, August 24th: 6 p.m. – Midnight
- Saturday, August 25th: 2 p.m. – Midnight
- Sunday, August 26th: Noon – 8 p.m.
- Germania Society of Cincinnati, Colerain Township. Get directions.
- $5, kids 12 and younger free.
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