Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber


650,000 Revelers Enjoy Oktoberfest Zinzinnati


ZINZINNATI—September 25, 2018 – 650,000 visitors enjoyed Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, September 21-23, according to police estimates.

“We’re thrilled that Zinzinnati rallied despite unpredictable weather,” said Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, producer of the event. “The addition of the SkyStar Wheel and support from Sam Adams and Amazon made for a great wiener-racing, barrel rolling, stein carrying, brat-eating, chicken dancing weekend.”

“Special thanks to our visitors, vendors and volunteers who work hard every year to make Oktoberfest a uniquely Zinzinnati event, rain or shine,” added Cynthia Oxley, director of the event. “Additional thanks to the year-round dedication of Cincinnati Police, Fire, Traffic and Engineering, ODOT and many others which resulted in another safe and successful Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.”

The event experienced no police incidents.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2019 is scheduled for September 20-22.

About Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Amazon and Sam Adams, 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.

About the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber grows the vibrancy and economic prosperity of the Cincinnati region. It does this by serving as a bold voice for the interests of its 4,000-member businesses and their more than 300,000 employees. The Chamber is committed to expanding the region's talent base by attracting new residents and finding new ways to connect employers to skilled workers. And, by harnessing the power of Cincinnati USA’s unique offerings, implementing regional vision, and through intentional inclusion in everything we do, the Chamber is on a path to help transform this region into the hottest city in America. For more information, visit

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