Event Schedule

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams and Amazon, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country. With more fest tents and bier gardens than ever before, here's what's on tap:

The Running of the Wieners >>
Friday, September 20, 2019
11:00am, Freedom Way between Walnut & Rosa Parks
Before the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati festivities begin, one dachshund will be named, “King or Queen of the Wiener Dogs!”

Gemuetlichkeit Games
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00pm, Freedom Way between Walnut & Rosa Parks
On Friday, watch the Gemuetlichkeit (goodwill) Games—including the Beer Stein Race and Beer Barrel Roll!

Opening Ceremonies 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
11:30am
Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm
Join Oktoberfest goers on Saturday for the official opening ceremonies and keg tapping. Sam Adams founder Jim Koch will be tapping the keg!

World's Largest Chicken Dance >>
2019 Date & Time TBA
Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm
One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest is the World's Largest Chicken dance. One of the ways this celebration distinguishes itself from the others is the chicken dance - thousands of dancers have congregated every year since 1994 when Zinzinnatians set the record for the largest Chicken Dance in the world. The chicken dance will be led by Grand Marshal Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo. 

World Brat Eating Championship
2019 Date & Time TBA
Braxton Fass Bar Stage at 3rd & Walnut
World champion eater, Joey Chestnut, defends his crown as these weapons of mass digestion show Zinzinnati the true meaning of intestinal fortitude!

Live Music >>
Enjoy live music all weekend long in five different beer gardens. Click the link above for a full schedule of live music and entertainment.