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One Oktoberfest isn’t enough to celebrate Cincinnati’s rich German heritage. Luckily, we have multiple chances to drink beer, eat good food and do the chicken dance to our heart’s desire. 

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati: World’s largest chicken dance and running of the wieners… need we say more? Downtown Cincy’s Oktoberfest is the second largest Oktoberfest celebration secondly only to the original in Munich. Sept. 18 – Sept. 20. 5 p.m. – midnight Friday; 11 a.m. – midnight Saturday; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday. Fifth Street, Cincinnati. www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com

Newport Oktoberfest: The fest’s large beer tent is reminiscent those found at the Munich Oktoberfest. The Cincinnati Beer Run departs from Newport Friday and the finish line ends back at the beer tent. Sept. 26 – Sept. 28. 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday; Noon – 11 p.m. Saturday; Noon – 9 p.m. Sunday. www.oktoberfestnewport.com

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest: The only local Oktoberfest that is actually held in October. 25 beers on tap and plenty of traditional German food. A car show is held on Sunday. Oct. 2 – 4. 6 p.m. – midnight Friday; 1 p.m. – midnight Sunday; Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. 4290 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township. www.cincydonau.com


Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest: Tons of food and live music in the heart of Covington’s restored German neighborhood. The festival features an area of rides and games for the kids. Sept. 11 – 13. 5 – 11:30 p.m. Friday; Noon – 11:30 p.m. Saturday; Noon – 9 p.m. Sunday. www.mainstrasse.org/

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