Festival season kicks off in Cincy

Festival season kicks off in Cincy

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Festival season is kicks off this weekend in Cincinnati with Maifest Germania, Maifest Covington, CincItalia and the Asian Food Festival.

Maifest Germania:

What it is? Maifest is the traditional German celebration of spring.

Details: Enjoy traditional German food and beer, including whole roasted hogs, reubens, wursts, and delicious German pastries. There's live music (both German and American), dancing, and carnival rides and games for kids.


  • Friday, 6 p.m. - Midnight
  • Saturday,Noon - Midnight
  • Sunday, Noon - 8 p.m.

Admission: $3 for most adults. Free admission to active and retired military with current ID card and children under 12.

Location: Colerain Township, just off of RT. 27. Free on-site parking is available, plus free shuttle bus parking.

Maifest Covington

What is it? Maifest is the traditional German celebration of spring.

Details: The German park-like atmosphere creates the perfect backdrop for the variety of appealing food, drink and works by nearly 90 artisans and craftsmen. There will be rides for kids and live entertainment from the top local performers all weekend.


  • Friday, 5 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Noon - 11:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Noon - 9 p.m.

Location: Maifest fills over six city blocks along the tree-lined 6th Street Promenade, Main Street and Philadelphia Street, and extends into Goebel Park.


What is it? CincItalia offers a fun, festival atmosphere celebrating all things Italian: a wide selection of food, wine, and beer.  Enjoy music to sing and dance to, cooking demonstrations, culture and travel talks, games and rids for kids, even raffles and games for adults.


  • Friday, 6 p.m. - Midnight
  • Saturday, 3 p.m. - Midnight
  • Sunday, 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Rd. Cheviot, OH 45211.

Asian Food Festival:

What is it? The festival celebrates culture and cuisine from Asian countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, China and Malaysia.

Details: Vendors will be offering a mouthwatering tour of Asian foods, in the form of small plates priced from $2­ - $6.


  • Saturday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Admission: Free

Location: Washington Park, Over-The-Rhine

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