Hoist A Stein! Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests Coming!
We KNOW it's almost September, but it's time for Oktoberfest in Cincinnati! Yes, we know it says Oktober in the name, but if you wait until the calendar flips you're going to miss almost ALL of them!
Last weekend was the first of many for the Cincinnati (aka Zinzinnati) area! With a HEAVY German heritage, brats, metts and BEER are a strong part of the local culture.
Now the two biggest area Oktoberfests are quite the festival, and the one on Fountain Square is recognized to be North America's largest Oktoberfest! Do they know how to party or what??
So the first big one? Head down to Covington Kentucky's MainStrasse Village September 9 to 11th. Open Friday 5-11:30 p.m., Saturday noon-11:30 p.m. and Sunday noon-9 p.m. German food, music, arts and crafts and rides for the kids!
More info at 859.491.0458 or www.mainstrasse.org.
The 2nd one is the granddaddy of Oktoberfests! Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA!! With typical attendance pushing half a million, this is one LARGE party! And frankly, there's too much to cover without doing a separate post dedicated solely to this one. But one mention, in addition to everything else: WORLD'S LARGEST CHICKEN DANCE! It's a Cincinnati thing, you just might not understand if you're not from around here! But quick hits on the critical info, Fountain Square, Saturday September 17 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday September 18th 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. More info 513.579.3100 or www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.
And besides the first two, the Cincinnati Enquirer provides details on plenty more smaller Oktoberfests!
- Sept 2-4 Liberty Home German Society, 2361 Hamilton-Cleves Rd, Hamilton Ohio. 513.403.6595
- Sept 9-11 Our Lady of the Rosary, 17 Farragut Rd, Greenhills. 513.825.8626
- Sept 14 Mecklenburg Gardens Kick-off Party 6 p.m. 302 E. University Ave in Correyville 513.221.5353.
- Sept 16-18 St. Timothy Parish, 10272 US 42, Union KY. 859.384.1100
- Sept 23-25 Newport, Festival Park. 513.477.3320
- Sept 23-24 Wilmington, St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 73 N. Mulberry St., Wilmington. 513.225.1998 or www.WilmingtonOktoberfest.org
- Sept 24-25 St. Jude's. St. Jude Church 5924 Bridgetown Rd, Bridgetown. 513.574.1230 or www.StJudeBridgetown.org
- Sept 30-Oct 2 Donauschwaben Donsauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Rd, Colerain Township. 513.385.2098 or www.Donauschwaben.com
- Sept 30-Oct 2 St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 Rd, Brookville, Indiana. 812.576.2900
- Oct 7-9 Annunciation Church Annunciation Church 3547 Clifton Ave, Clifton. 513.221.1230 or www.AnnunciationBVParish.org
We hope you have a great time! And this goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway. Drink responsibly, and don't forget your designated driver!
Serving Warren County's residential real estate needs,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz
P.S. Looking for that perfect Warren County home to have your own biergarten? Just give us a call! Our high school German might be rusty, but we speak fluent Real Estate!