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Wiedemann's Oktoberfest keeps Munich-style fun going in Northern Kentucky

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Zohair Hussain
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This weekend promises an Oktoberfest in true German fashion -- rain or shine.

Featuring brews, bratwurst and other authentic German bites and beverages, this three-day festival brings together culture, beer and community, all under the same tent.

One of the big change's to this year's festival is a new sponsor. Wiedemann's is taking over as the title sponsor of the event.

Organizers said the festival will feature Wiedemann's Oktoberfest beer, a Marzen-style beer.

Intertwined with the festivities will be the annual Cincinnati Beer Run -- a 7 p.m. Friday race to celebrate the Queen City’s brewing heritage where runners cross the Purple People Bridge from one side of the Ohio to the other, going through four beer stops and ending at Newport’s Oktoberfest-ivities.

5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free. Riverboat Row, Newport, Ky., oktoberfestnewport.com.

WCPO's Jesse Folk contributed to this report.

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