Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 20-22, 2019

September 19, 2019 at 10:39 AM | Posted in Festivals | 2 Comments
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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI
2nd & Race
2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm and Walnut
Cincinnati, OH 45202

FESTIVAL HOURS
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

  • Oktoberfest need-to-knows
    Price: It’s free, but you may not bring in outside drinks or food. Also, no pets, skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, poles.
  • Events: Gemuetlicheit Games (beer barrel rolling, beer serving races) 11 a.m. Sept 20
  • Opening Ceremonies: Noon Sept. 20
  • Chicken Dance: 5 p.m. Saturday, all stages
  • Stein Hoist competitions at the Sam Adams Beer Garden, 2nd and Walnut; 4 and 6 p.m. Friday: 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Entertainment throughout the day on nine stages.
  • Parking: There are plenty of parking garages not far from the fest. The streetcar will be running, making it possible to park farther north and avoid congestion.

LOCATION
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati takes places on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Amazon, 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 575,000 people attending each year.

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:

87,542 metts
64,000 sauerkraut balls
24,640 potato pancakes
20,000 cream puffs
6,000 jumbo pickles
1,875 lbs. German potato salad
700 pigtails
80,500 bratwurst
56,250 sausages
23,004 soft pretzels
16,002 strudel
3,600 lbs. sauerkraut
702 lbs. Limburger cheese
400 pickled pigs feet

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.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati September 16-18, 2016

September 14, 2016 at 9:42 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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It’s time once again for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati!

America’s Oktoberfestoktober-fest-2016
September 16-18, 2016
Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown
Cincinnati, OH 45202
What is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati?
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. In 2016, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati will be 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

The event kicks off Friday, September 16th at 11:30 am with the Running of the Wieners south of Second on Race, oktoberfest-zinzinnati-crowdand opens fully with the Gemuetlichkeit [Guh-MUT-le-kite] or Goodwill Games at 6:00 pm on Second between Walnut and Vine. More features.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
4:30 p.m., Main Stage at Second and Elm Streets
2016 Grand Marshal – FC Cincinnati

One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the World’s Largest Chicken dance. Join thousands of dancers for a few choruses of the Chicken Dance.

http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

2014 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – Sept. 19-21

September 17, 2014 at 5:30 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance!

 

 
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati features seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 1,300 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery.

 
To kick of the weekend, Oktoberfest will open at 5 p.m. on Friday. Enjoy authentic food, beverages and music until midnight as you have a front-row seat to watch the annual Running of the Wieners races at noon, Gemuetlichkeit Games at 1:00 p.m., and downtown’s Fifth Street transform into America’s Oktoberfest.
When:
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.
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

2013 Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 18, 2013 at 7:26 AM | Posted in Festivals, grilling | 2 Comments
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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Hillshire Farm, is America’s largest Oktoberfest, happening September 20-22, 2013 in downtown Zinzinnati with German food, live music, dancing and more.
When:Oktoberfest
Festival Hours:
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
5 p.m.-midnight
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
11 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
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.
Download the event map.

Cost:
Free!

Parking:
Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage for only $10, and many other downtown garages. Parking info.
Directions & street closures.

 

 

Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is Steeped in Tradition

The Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati tradition began in 1976 as a block party near historic Fountain Square to attract visitors Downtown and to celebrate Cincinnati’s deep German heritage. Since its humble beginnings, the event has grown to be recognized as America’s largest Oktoberfest, attracting 500,000+ annually.

 

 
Highlights from past events: Who led the Chicken dance?

* In 1994, the Crown Prince of Bavaria attended Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati and helped the event set a world record for the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, with 48,000 participating. Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati held the world record for largest group dance in the Guinness Book of Records, 1995-97 editions.

* In 1998 Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati tuned up to set a world record for the World’s Largest Kazoo Band. late great trumpeter Al Hirt, a 1941 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, returned to his musical roots to lead 25,000 in a magical interpretation of his trademark song, When The Saints Go Marching In.

* In 1999 Grammy Award-winning Weird Al Yankovic led 30,000 on kazoo in a rendition of the Chicken Dance and Beer Barrel Polka. The event was featured on CNN Headline News and VH1’s “Rock-n-Roll Record-breakers.”

* In 2000, The Prince of The Monkees, Davy Jones, provided a goosebump moment leading the World’s Largest Chicken Dance and Kazoo Band in a rendition of “Daydream Believer.”

* In 2001, Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati was postponed due to the attack on America on Sept. 11. A week following, American patriot and singer Tony Orlando led a throng on Fountain Square in inspiring renditions of “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ’Round The Old Oak Tree” and “America.”

* In 2002, pint-size veteran screen star Verne Troyer, who played “Mini Me” in “Austin Powers,” cast a big shadow leading the Chicken Dance.

* In 2003, rock icon Eddie Money celebrated 25 years in the music business as the Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati grand marshal.

* Vince Neil, lead vocalist for the legendary rock group Mötley Crüe, led the 2004 World’s Largest Chicken Dance, an event so surreal VH1 named it the “Least Metal Moment” in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

* In 2005, legendary TV children’s entertainers Uncle Al and Captain Windy led the World’s Largest Chicken Dance and Hokey Pokey.

* In 2006, AOL named Oktoberfest Zinzinnati number one Oktoberfest in the nation. Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson led the 2006 version of the Chicken Dance.

* In 2007, the first annual John Morrell “Running of the Wieners” wiener dog race was held. “Old left-hander” Joe Nuxhall, the youngest player ever to play Major League Baseball, led the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, with help from the UC Dance Team.

* Olympic track and field medalists (Beijing) and University of Cincinnati alums Mary Wineberg and David Payne led a very athletic Chicken Dance in 2008.

* In 2009, Homer Simpson celebrated his 20th anniversary on television by leaving his hometown of Springfield to travel to Zinzinnati and lead the annual Chicken Dance.

* Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion and Cincinnati native Rich Franklin led the crowd in a mixed martial arts World’s Largest Chicken Dance in 2010.

* 2011’s version of the World’s Largest Chicken Dance was led by none other than 10-time All Star, five-time Gold Glove, National League MVP, Silver Slugger, Reds and Baseball Hall of Fame legend, Joe Morgan.

* 2012, the Chicken Dance was led by All Star and Reds Hall of Famer, Mr. Perfect, Tom Browning. A Cincinnati Red for 11 years, Browning pitched the 13th perfect game in baseball history and the first in the history of baseball’s oldest professional team on September 16, 1988.

 
http://www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com/

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