Oktoberfest Season is Here!

A colleague1 e-mailed me yesterday with a simple question:

“Do you ever list all the Oktoberfest events on your blog?”

To which I replied with some mumbling about “what a great idea!” when inside I was thinking “how on earth did we forget to do this?”

Let’s call it first-year jitters. Either that or we’ve fallen into the dreaded “but everyone knows about that!” trap for the first time.

That being said, here’s a first attempt at a list of all the Oktoberfests I could locate quickly on Google know about, listed by date.

Three notes:

  • The Germania Society Oktoberfest started last night and is celebrating its 39th year. Many people call this the most authentic of all of them, though I’m not sure that’s a controversy I want to wade into. Whatever the case, 39 years is an incredible accomplishment. Congratulations to them!
  • We’ve seen references to the Mt. Adams Oktoberfest on September 16, but can’t confirm the information. If anyone can confirm the hours and such, let us know and we’ll update this post and other event listings.
  • If you’re associated with any of these events, or if we’ve missed an event you know about, let us know! We don’t want to leave anyone out. (More about this topic will be coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.)
August 28-30
Germania Society

  • 8/29/2009 2:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • 8/30/2009 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Germania Park
    3529 West Kemper Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
September 4-6
Liberty Home Association

  • 9/4/2009 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/5/2009 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/6/2009 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd
    Hamilton, OH 45013
September 11-13
Mainstrasse Village

  • 9/11/2009 5 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 9/12/2009 12 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 9/13/2009 12 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Mainstrasse Village
    6th Street between Goebels Park and Johnson Street
    Covington, KY
September 16-18
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Gemuetlichkeit Games

  • 9/16/2009 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 9/17/2009 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • 9/18/2009 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Fountain Square
    Fifth & Vine Streets
    Cincinnati, OH
September 19-20
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

  • 9/19/2009 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • 9/20/2009 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Downtown
    Fifth Street between Race Street and Broadway
    Cincinnati, OH
September 25-27
Newport

  • 9/25/2009 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/26/2009 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 9/27/2009 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Riverboat Row
    at Newport on the Levee
    Newport, KY
St. Jude Parish

  • 9/26/2009 4:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 9/27/2009 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • St. Jude Catholic Church
    5924 Bridgetown Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45248
October 2-4
Donauschwaben

  • 10/2/2009 6:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 10/3/2009 1:00 PM – 12:30 AM
  • 10/4/2009 12:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society
    4290 Dry Ridge Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45252

1Who’s also requested a Hoperatives number. What? You don’t have one? Then you should, too!

5 Replies to “Oktoberfest Season is Here!”

  1. Let me try:
    Germania Oktoberfest (already over), Liberty Home in Hamilton, Main Strasse, (used to be Kolping but no longer), Mt. Adams does an evening one on September 16, Hofbrau has the same German band on the 17th, Cincinnati Oktoberfest 19-20 of September, Newport’s up and coming event September 25-27 (German Austrian band in town) and Donauschwaben Society the first weekend in October. Plus many more small festival nights around town

  2. Would still like to track down specific information on the Mt. Adams event and would love to get information about the small ones around town. All of the others you mention are on the list.

  3. The Mt. Adams Today website has never been updated and their phone number for the event has information from June (I didn’t notice the list above when I posted my list-got it pretty close I guess)

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