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How does Zinzinnati make the World’s Largest Chicken Dance Even Larger?


ZINZINNATI—September 12, 2019 – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati®, announced that it would expand its World’s Largest Chicken Dance to all nine stages, throughout the event. Local media celebrities will lead the massive audience from each of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati’s stages, Saturday, September 21, 5 p.m.

“Expanding the Oktoberfest Zinzinnati World’s Largest Chicken Dance to nine stages is a new and fun way to certify that Zinzinnati is home to the World’s Largest Chicken Dance – and to show our nation that Zinzinnati is America’s Oktoberfest™,” said Lori Salzarulo, event manager.

“Essentially, the 2019 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati grand marshal is you,” added Ms. Salzarulo. “Please join us Saturday at 5 p.m. to make this the largest Chicken Dance ever!”

Hundreds of thousands of chicken dancers have congregated every year since 1994 when the Crown Prince of Bavaria led Zinzinnatians to the original record as World’s Largest Chicken Dance! Prior to 2019, the Chicken Dance was led by local, national and global celebrities. They include:

1995: San Diego Chicken

1998: Al Hirt

1999: Weird Al Yankovic

2000: Davey Jones

2001: Tony Orlando
2002: Verne Troyer
2003: Eddie Money

2004: Vince Neil

2005: Uncle Al &

Captain Windy

2006: Chad Johnson
2007: Joe Nuxhall
2008: Mary Wineberg
& David Payne

2009: Homer Simpson

2010: Rich Franklin

2011: Joe Morgan
2012: Tom Browning
2013: George Takei



2014: Nick & Drew Lachey

2015: Ken Anderson

2016: FC Cincinnati

2017: Andy Dalton & A.J. Green

2018: Thane Maynard


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, presented by Amazon and Samuel Adams and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will be held September 20-22, 2019 on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets in downtown Zinzinnati. First held in 1976, the annual celebration of German food, beer and music has grown to be America's largest Oktoberfest celebration.

Expanded Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Hours
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Learn more at

Download Oktoberfest Zinzinnati photos and logos here.

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