Cincinnati schedules annual Oktoberfest

June 13, 2012 by  

Produced annually by the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati has been scheduled for the weekend of September 21 – 23.

Recognized as the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest event in the country, over half a million people are expected to attend this festival, which showcases the rich German culture and history of this part of the country.

The location for the Oktoberfest will be all along 5th Street, consisting of six blocks of space. Several special events are scheduled to take place over the weekend, with an Oktoberfest Sneak Peek kicking off the celebration on Friday. Early goers can enjoy music until midnight, authentic food and beverages, and the chance to watch the city turn into America’s largest Oktoberfest. Included in the Sneak Peek is the John Morell Running of the Wieners dog derby race, with canine contestants dressed in hot dog bun costumes running about 75 feet to their owners. The winner of each race will then compete in a final run which will determine the winner of the event. First, second, and third place winners will be awarded prizes.

Other activities scheduled throughout the weekend include Gemuetlichkeit Games, Fest Meisters, Photos with St. Pauli Girl, World’s Largest Chicken Dance led by Joe Morgan, and the World Brat Eating Championship featuring Joey “Jaws” Chestnut.

Event organizers, along with individual event producers, are in contact with local printing companies to provide a variety of print services, including flyer, banner, catalog, and poster printing. A great deal of planning and execution takes place to continue to make the Oktoberfest the famous event it has become over the years.