September 15, 2015
Friday: wieners, beer, goodwill, beer, happy hour, beer
Join us Friday, September 18, to celebrate the first day of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati!
Noon - We're Up to Our Ankles in Wieners (and beer)!
100 dachshunds will compete, and beer will be served, at the Ninth Annual Running of the Wieners
Only one can be top dog!
1 p.m. - Goodwill to Men and Women (and beer)!
Right after the Running of the Wieners, stick around Fountain Square as teams of Zinzinnati Zelebrities compete in the Gemuetlichkeit (goodwill) Games—including the Beer Stein Race and Beer Barrel Roll.
5 p.m. - Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Opens
Join us for happy hour and stay until Midnight as Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Sam Adams (again with the beer), opens along Fifth Street, downtown. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America's largest Oktoberfest with nearly 650,000 people attending each year. The celebration showcases the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer.