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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Opening Ceremony

When: 11:30 a.m., Saturday 
Where: Fountain Square, Downtown Zinzinnati

The ceremonies begin with a colorful parade of German-American representatives wearing traditional vestments, walking down 5th Street to each fest tent. Keg tapping at each fest tent will mark the opening of that tent. A flag and seal will be hung at each tent. This ceremony has its roots in the original authentic Oktoberfest in Munich.

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

Smartphone app

 Sam Adams bottle