Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Cassidy Kylin 
Contributing Writer

Cover photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Beer, sauerkraut, brats and pretzels. What more could you ask for? Oktoberfest is an annual festival in many major cities in our area. Cincinnati held its annual Oktoberfest Sept. 20 to 22, and it’s safe to say it was a hit. 

The streets were blocked off downtown by the river, and it was perfect weather. The sun was shining all weekend and although it was a bit hot, everyone enjoyed the festivities. The streets were lined with food and drink vendors along with live entertainment, including the world’s largest chicken dance and the running of the wieners (for those unfamiliar, this involves lots of dachshunds dressed in hotdog buns). There was plenty of live music to get you into the Oktoberfest spirit. Food, beer and music? That’s a perfect combination for a perfect weekend.  

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Overall, it was a great weekend. But don’t be sad that it’s over! The Dayton Art Institute is preparing its ground for their own Oktoberfest as a fundraiser for the museum. They will have music, food and of course plenty of drinks. The festival includes free and pay-to-participate events, but be sure to join in on all the fun activities lined up. There will be more than 40 different craft and international beers alongside delicious food and Weingarten. Two large tents will be set up with over 60 artisans waiting to dazzle you with their creations. Make sure you set aside some time to enjoy a beautiful week with friends!

Dayton’s Oktoberfest ends today. General admission is $10 for adults and $7 for seniors (60+) and youth (7-18) at the door. For more information, call (937) 223-4278 or visit the Art Institute’s website here.