Guide to Oktoberfest in Ohio

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How would you like it if you could celebrate Oktoberfest without having to leave Ohio? That’s right, no need to travel, just locally of course! Since Oktoberfest is the most popular Festival in the world, it only made sense that other locations picked up on the fun and began to celebrate it themselves.

The ultimate Oktoberfest celebration is filled with varieties of delicious beer, a heap of tasty international foods, the necessary Folk music and clothing to symbolize the culture. If you’re interested in celebrating the Fall Season by attending an Oktoberfest event, take a look below at what we have to offer that may be in your area!

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Photo by Kasia Wallis, via Flickr

Oktoberfest Events Near Ohio

Germania Society Oktoberfest – August 24-26, 2018
Live German music, German and domestic beers, German Food, dancing, carnival rides, games for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids.
Time: Friday: 6pm – 12pm; Saturday: 2pm-12pm; Sunday – Noon – 8:00 pm
Located at 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251. Call 513-742-0060 or visit website for more information.

Put-In-Bay Oktoberfest – Oct 13-14, 2018
German Food, Hot Spiced Wine, Cold Beer, German Chocolate Cake, Live Polka And German Music, German Dancers
Located at Derivera Park, Bayview Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456. Visit website for more information.

Sommer Oktoberfest – Cleveland Donauschwaben – Aug 17-19, 2018
Live Entertainment, Folk Dance, Brass Bands, German Food, Pastries, Beverages.
Located at Donauschwaben’s German – American cultural Center (Lenau Park), 7370 Columbia Road, Olmsted Township, Ohio 44138. Call 440-235-2646 or visit website for more information.

Cleveland Oktoberfest – Aug. 31st – Sept. 3rd, 2018 (Thursday thru Monday).
Traditional Musik Tent, Bier Garten Musik, Hacker-Pschorr Dance Tent, Barley House V.I.P. Tent, Midway Roving Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Microbrew Competition, 5k Bier Run, Five Star Wiener Dog Races, Masskrugstemment German Strongman Competition, Miss Oktoberfest Contest, Das Glockenspiel, Sand Sculptor Carl Jara, Frisch Marionette Company, Celebrity Keg Tapping, German Food, Beer.
Thursday: 5pm to midnight (Bier Garten Only), Friday: 4pm to midnight, Saturday & Sunday: Noon to midnight, Monday: Noon to 8pm
Located at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Rd, Berea, Ohio 44017. Call 440-847-2254 or visit website for more information.

Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest – Sept 7-8, 2018
German Food, Beer, Sauerkraut German Band, Arts & Crafts
Location at Vandalia Sports Complex, 1101 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia, OH. Visit website for more information.

Oktoberfest – Springboro United Church of Christ – Sept 7-8, 2018
Chardon Polka Band, Authentic German Food, Paulaner Beer, Wine, Masskrugstemmen (Stein Holding Contest), Tap the Keg, Beard Contest, Cincinnati Enzian Dancers, Germania Jagdhorn Bläser Gruppe, Klaberhead presented by Hathaway Berkshire.
Located at 5 W Mill St, Springboro, Ohio 45066. Visit website for more information.

Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest – September 21 – 23, 2018
Biergarten, Face Painting, Live Music, Popcorn Eating Contest, Caitlin, The Great Brad.
Located at 2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221. Visit website for more information.

Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest – Sept 21-23, 2018
More than 50 artisans, Unique Foods, Domestic, International & Craft Beers, Kid-friendly Art Activities, Live Music on Two Stages, International Wines.
Located at The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405. Call 937-223-5277 or visit website for more information.

Wolf Creek/Pine River Grist Mill Oktoberfest – September 29, 2018 from Noon – 11.30 pm
100 Foreign & Domestic Beers, wine, Live Music, Great Food, Ohio State Football Game on the big screen, Beer Olympics & Stein Hoisting Competition.
Located at Wolf Creek Pine Run Grist Mill, St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842. Call 419-668-2497 or visit website for more information.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – September 21-23, 2018
Wieners Races, Chicken Dance, Food, Beer, Wine & other Beverages
Located at Fifth Street, Downtown Cincinnati 45202. Call 513-579-3111 or visit website for more information.

Columbus Oktoberfest – Sept 7-8, 2018
Brat Trot, Keg Tapping, Stein Hoisting, Bavarian Yodeling, Food, Beer, Live Music, Dance, Kinderplatz with family friendly activities.
Time: Friday: 5pm – 12 Midnight; Saturday: 12 Noon – 12 Midnight; Sunday: 12 Noon – 8pm
Located at 240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, Ohio 43206. Call 614-444-5908 or visit website for more information or visit website for more information.

Minster Oktoberfest – October 5-7, 2018
10K Run, German Music, German Foods, Spectacular Parade featuring Colorful Floats, Marching Bands, Many Celebrities, Beer Tray Relay, Arts & Crafts
Located at Minster, OH 45865. Visit website for more information.

Beaver Oktoberfest – October 4-7, 2018
Live Music, Games, Amusement Rides, Cloggers, Car & Tractor Show, Baby Contest, Pie Contest & Parade, 5K Run / Fun Walk.
Located at Main Street (State Route 335), Beaver, Ohio. Call 740-708-0385 or visit website for more information.

German Family Society Oktoberfest – Sept 7-9, 2018
Live Music by Al Zimmerman Band, DMV Blasskappela, Hank Haller Band.
Located at German Family Society of Akron, 3871 Ranfield Road, Kent, OH 44240. Call 330-678-8229 or visit website for more information.


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