This weekend promises an Oktoberfest in true German fashion — rain or shine.
Featuring brews, bratwurst and other authentic German bites and beverages, this three-day festival brings together culture, beer and community, all under the same tent. Intertwined with the festivities will be the annual Cincinnati Beer Run — a 7 p.m. Friday race to celebrate the Queen City’s brewing heritage where runners cross the Purple People Bridge from one side of the Ohio to the other, going through four beer stops and ending at Newport’s Oktoberfest-ivities.
5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., oktoberfestnewport.com.