CINCINNATI -- Many Cincinnatians waited all year for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2013. But even though the event was extended to three days this year it seemed to fly by as fast as ever.
If you're one of those who wants to relive this year's ode to German culture, beer and encased meats, you can do so by watching WCPO's video recaps of the daily goings on. You can view the videos of the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the United States in the media player above.
We saw wiener dogs dressed as hot dogs sprint across Fountain Square, sweated with runners during a beer-inspired 14K, watched a massive chicken dance performed by Mr. Sulu himself, stared at lederhosen-clad individuals as they sampled a variety of sauerkraut-topped fare and got sick while witnessing Joey “Jaws” Chestnut down 70 brats in 10 minutes.
Who Dey nation also had fun showing around out-of-town Cheese Heads who were visiting the Queen City for the Packers-Bengals game on Sunday. They had even more fun after 4:30 p.m. when the Bengals had earned a hard-fought come-from-behind victory over the squad from Green Bay.
Oh, we can't forget living vicariously through everyone who got to down steins full of ice-cold bier. Oh, the bier!
Wow, based on those highlights it seems like we had a lot of fun this weekend. And it appears a lot of us participated in the 38th rendition of the annual event.
According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, 2013 was a record-setting year for Cincinnati's premier event. Public relations manager Lancy Barry said an "impressive crowd" braved the soggy conditions for the first-ever Friday night opening of the event. He also called Sunday's attendance "extremely strong."
The Chamber said it was "thrilled" by the event overall, but was particularly impressed with Saturday's turn out. Based on sales, they predict attendance was up at least 25 percent from the previous Saturday record recorded, which was set last year.
More specific information will be released on Monday, Barry said.
Have a photo or a video you want to share with us? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet @WCPO or post a message to our Facebook wall.
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee…
The Bengals placed nine players on the physically unable to perform list as they prepare to open training camp Thursday.
From his previous career working on jet engines as a mechanical engineer to a world filled with cocoa beans, Paul Picton turned a passion…
A man accused in a deadly Hamilton home invasion has been charged with murder.
Researchers at University of Cincinnati Medical Center are preparing to take part in a national trial that could someday involve…
The witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" has died in New York.…
People in Winton Hills are putting up a stink about an awful smell coming from a compost site.
A mother charged in the drowning of her 5-month-old son was sentenced Tuesday to five years behind bars under a plea deal.
A lone-gunman scenario is the top security concern for public safety officials here the MLB All-Star Game comes to Cincinnati next year.
Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey.