Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 11:00am to 11:00pm

Second and Third Walnut and Elm Streets


11:30am: Opening Ceremonies

Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm

Join Oktoberfest goers on Saturday for the official opening ceremonies and keg tapping. Sam Adams founder Jim Koch will be tapping the keg!

World's Largest Chicken Dance

Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm

One of the favorite events at Oktoberfest is the World's Largest Chicken dance. One of the ways this celebration distinguishes itself from the others is the chicken dance - thousands of dancers have congregated every year since 1994 when Zinzinnatians set the record for the largest Chicken Dance in the world.

Live Music

Enjoy live music all weekend long in five different beer gardens. Click the link above for a full schedule of live music and entertainment.

World Brat Eating Championship

World champion eater, Joey Chestnut, defends his crown as these weapons of mass digestion show Zinzinnati the true meaning of intestinal fortitude!

Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Championship

Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm

Raise your Beer! How long can you raise your beer stein? The Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Championship, a contest of grit, determination, strength and the desire to drink the contents of the stein, will take place on the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Main Stage after a series of preliminary events hosted at local bars and pubs.