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:

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Hours
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


The Running of the Wieners>>
Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00pm, 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
11:00am, at the Sam Adams Main Stage located at 2nd & Elm St.

On Friday, watch the Gemuetlichkeit (goodwill) Games—including the Beer Stein Race and Beer Barrel Roll!

Opening Ceremonies 
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00pm, Sam Adams Main Stage located at 2nd & Elm St.

Join Oktoberfest goers on Friday for the official opening ceremonies and keg tapping. Sam Adams founder Jim Koch will be tapping the keg!

World's Largest Chicken Dance >>
Saturday, September 21, 2019 5pm on all stages 
One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest is the World's Largest Chicken dance. Local media celebrities will lead the massive audience from each of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati’s stages. 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. 

Sam Adams Stein Hoist Competitions
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 4:00pm & 6:00pm
Saturday, September 21 - 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm &  8:00pm 
Sunday, September 22 - 2:00pm & 4:00pm
All competitions with take place at the Sam Adams Beer Garden located at 2nd & Walnut St.

Live Music >>
Enjoy live music all weekend long in five different beer gardens and four fest tens with live music throughout the weekend.