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.
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The event kicks off Friday, September 16th at noon with the Running of the Wieners, and opens fully with the Gemuetlichkeit [Guh-MUT-le-kite] or Goodwill Games at 1:00 p.m. More features.
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:
German potato salad
pickled pigs feet
But those aren't the only Nummern that count at Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. Nearly 600 volunteers contribute their time and energy to stage the event. And Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati established a world record, as proclaimed by the Guinness Book of Records in its 1995-97 editions, with 48,000 participating in the World's Largest Chicken Dance in 1994.
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.
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