Oktoberfest Season Kicks Off in Cincinnati with the Germania Society Oktoberfest

Time to dust off your dirndl

Aug 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm
click to enlarge ToDo_Germania Society Oktoberfest colorful dirndls_photo provided.tif - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
ToDo_Germania Society Oktoberfest colorful dirndls_photo provided.tif

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. 

click to enlarge Oktoberfest chicken - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
Oktoberfest chicken

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.