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.


On six blocks of Fifth Street, from Vine Street to Sentinel in Downtown Cincinnati.
Directions and street closures.




Convenient parking can be found in the Fountain Square Garage and many other downtown garages. Parking info


Friday Opening
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
12 p.m.-midnight

VIP Hospitality Experience - Learn More! 

8th Annual Running of the Wieners
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Fountain Square

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Fountain Square

Opening Ceremony and Keg Tapping
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Fountain Square

The World's Largest Chicken Dance 
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Fountain Square

Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Championship
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Fountain Square

5th Annual World Brat Eating Championship

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Fifth & Broadway

Every hour on the hour,
at Fifth & Broadway

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.

Street Closure Information

    9:00am on Friday, 9/19:
    - Fifth Street from Vine to Broadway Streets
    - Walnut from Fourth to Sixth Streets
    - Main from Fourth to Sixth Streets
    - Sycamore from Fourth to Sixth Streets
    - Metro will be running bus service to Government Square only until 6:30pm

    6:30pm on Friday, 9/19:
    - Government Square 
    - Broadway from Fourth to Sixth Street
    - Fifth Street from Broadway to Sentinel Street

    Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is presented by:

      Samuel Adams lg

    Get the Oktoberfest smartphone app - a complete, interactive event guide on your iPhone or Android - at iTunes or GooglePlay

    Smartphone app

     Sam Adams bottle