Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Cincy Region

Experience the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country 

From the cobbled streets of Mainstrasse Village and huge steins of beer at Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Ky to the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine, named by German immigrants after memories of the Rhine River - German influence is everywhere you turn in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  

It makes sense that the biggest Oktoberfest in the world, second only to Munich, takes place in Cincinnati. That's not your only chance to raise a stein and nosh on Bavaria's best, though! From September through October, you have many different Oktoberfest events to choose from. 

Beer, German food, and festivals: three things Cincy knows how to do. Combine all three and you're ready for Oktoberfest. It's time to put on your lederhosen - prost!

Oktoberfest events

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Sep 19
  • Recurring daily

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America's largest Oktoberfest with more than 575,000 people attending each year. With cultural…

German restaurants and bars

  • 117 Park Place
  • (859) 360-3272

Eishaus is an ice cream and coffee shop that specializes in German style spaghettieis. This is an ice cream sundae made to look like a pasta dish with vanilla ice cream, fruit, and chocolate. Different varieties include spaghetti frikadelle with brownie “meatballs” and spaghetti…

  • 200 East Third Street
  • (859) 491-7200

America's First Authentic Hofbräuhaus is located in the Greater Cincinnati area across from Newport on the Levee. The Hofbräuhaus Newport brews the World Famous Biers from the original recipes of the Hofbräuhaus in Munich. Our Menu consists of Bavarian food and American…

  • 222 W 12th St.
  • (513) 204-9631

No-frills walk-up window located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, inside of Queen City Radio's Biergarten. Offers authentic German cuisine, including pretzels, brats, metts, saurkraut, currywurst, schnitzel and more!

  • 1132 Lee Street
  • (859) 815-8027

Wunderbar! is a German restaurant and bar in Covington. The foundation of their menu is their authentic, mostly house made, sausages. They also offer burgers and sandwiches including their pork schnitzel sandwich. Plenty of local, domestic, and imported brews to choose from and…