Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country and the second largest in the world. 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 800 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, an Oktoberfest Sneak Peek will start on Fountain Square at noon on Friday. Enjoy authentic food, beverages and music until midnight as you have a front-row seat to watch the annual John Morrell Running of the Wieners races, Gemuetlichkeit Games and downtown's Fifth Street transform into America’s Oktoberfest.