About Oktoberfest Zinzinnati®

What’s Happening!

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati® ist back, this September! The event, presented by Samuel Adams returns Friday Sep. 16 through Sunday, Sep. 18. Here’s what’s on tap:

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Samuel Adams, is America’s largest Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is held on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Zinzinnati. There are many public and private parking garages downtown within walking distance of the festival site. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 700,000 people attending each year.

What do we eat?

According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, grazing gourmets created the following Statistiken with their gluttonous consumption at a previous Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. These Zahlen were gleaned from an extensive survey of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati food vendors:

87,542 metts

64,000 sauerkraut balls

24,640 potato pancakes

20,000 cream puffs

6,000 jumbo pickles

1,875 lbs. German potato salad

700 pigtails 80,500 bratwurst

56,250 sausages

23,004 soft pretzels

16,002 strudel

3,600 lbs. sauerkraut

702 lbs. Limburger cheese

400 pickled pigs feet


When is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati®?

This year, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati® will be held September 16-18, 2022

Does Oktoberfest Require a Ticket?

No, Oktoberfest is a free event to enter

What are payment options?

New this year, all beer and Pepsi booths, along with paying with cash, will offer a cashless credit card option. Individual food vendors may only accept cash. ATMS will be on site.

How do I become a Sponsor?

Sponsorship for 2022 is closed. Contact Maddie Regan at [email protected] for future sponsorship

Is Oktoberfest a kid friendly event?

Yes, Oktoberfest offers great entertainment all weekend long. Bring the family!

Are Dogs Permitted?

Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati®