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.