After a two-year hiatus, Cincinnati’s Germania Society Oktoberfest is back for its 50th anniversary | Things to do | Cincinnati


Germania Society Oktoberfest

After taking two years off due to the pandemic, the Germania Society of Cincinnati is hosting its 50th Oktoberfest this weekend — the first time since 2019.

Self-proclaimed “Cincinnati’s original and most authentic Oktoberfest,” this event promises tons of German food, German music, German merchandise and, of course, German beer.

There will be a dedicated area for children, with a playground and free inflatables, while adults will enjoy games like a beer mug contest and a masskrugstemmen – or beer mug contest.

Shop for imported produce, drink imported beer from Bitburger and Weihenstephaner, and sample Oktoberfest chicken and hand-rolled sauerkraut balls.

Musical performances including Alp’n Echoes, Polka Warriors and the Prost Band will perform throughout the weekend, with entertainment from the Donauschwaben Dancers and Enzian Dancers.

Note: This event is cashless. Please bring your credit card. You must purchase prepaid parking if you wish to park onsite. Otherwise, a shuttle will depart from the satellite parking lots of Vinoklet Winery, Pleasant Run Middle School and Elda Elementary School.

The Germania Society’s Oktoberfest takes place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on August 26, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on August 27 and from noon to 7 p.m. on August 28. Admission is $5 at the door and free for under 12s and veterans (with current ID).

Germania Park is located at 3529 W. Kemper Road, Pleasant Run. More information:

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Alycia R. Lindley