Oktoberfest season in Cincinnati begins with the Germania Society’s 48th-annual celebration.
The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich, Germany in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of King Ludwig I and since then, this annual party has happened in towns across Bavaria — and America — including the very German Cincinnati.
At the Germania Society’s fest, expect authentic German eats — sauerkraut balls, Oktoberfest chicken, schwenkbraten, wursts, pastries and more — German beer, German wine, schnapps and plenty of activities ranging from German music and carnival rides to games of chance and a market with imported German goods.
On Sunday, dignitaries from regional German organizations will kick-off a parade.
6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. $5; free for 12 and under. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain, germaniasociety.com.