The second-largest Oktoberfest celebration in the world (the first being the original in Munich, Germany), Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a three-day celebration of German heritage, beer, and food held each September. Prost!

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Downtown Cincinnati
2nd & Race
2nd & 3rd Streets between Elm and Walnut
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Dates and Times

Gemuetlichkeit Games at Noon.
Downtown Cincinnati
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies 11:30am & Worlds largest Chicken Dance
Downtown Cincinnati
Sat, Sep 21, 2019
11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Downtown Cincinnati
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
11:00 am to 9:00 pm


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams, is where more than half-a-million herren und frauen will convene on Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance! Oktoberfest Zinzinnati features seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And don't forget the wiener dog races!

Watch as Joey Chestnut defends his crown at the World Brat Eating Championship! 

The Running of the Wieners will take place one day earlier this year on Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m. Spectating is free, and to sign your dog up to race is $35. 

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