German dancers. Lederhosen and dirndls. And a LOT of German bier.
Nearly every weekend through early October, Oktoberfest events will be celebrated across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Most of them follow this fun formula: an overflow of wieners, brats, sauerkraut, strudel and more German food, plus live music, games, rides and raffles.
Need help tracking them all? Here’s our roundup of Oktoberfests to mark on your calendar.
Because, really, you can never eat too much schnitzel.
Aug. 25-27: Germania Society Oktoberfest: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road. Admission: $5, children 12 and under free. http://germaniasociety.com
Sept. 1-3: Liberty Home Oktoberfest: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 1, 2-11 p.m. Sept. 2, 1-10 p.m. Sept. 3. Liberty Home Association, 2361 Hamilton-Cleves Road (Route 128), Hamilton. Admission: $3, children under 14 free. www.libertyhome.net
Sept. 8-10: MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 8, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 9, noon-8 p.m. Sept. 10. 406 W. Sixth St., Covington. Free admission. www.mainstrasse.org
Sept. 9: Franztoberfest: Noon-2 a.m. Sept. 9. Rhinegeist Brewing, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free admission. For more details, go to the event's Facebook page.
Sept. 15-17: St. Timothy's Oktoberfest: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Sept. 16, 12:30-7 p.m. Sept. 17. St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Union. Free admission. www.saint-timothy.org
Sept. 15-17: Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA: 5 p.m.-midnight Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-midnight Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 17. Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm streets, Downtown. Free admission. www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com
Sept. 22-24: Newport Oktoberfest: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 22, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 23, noon-9 p.m. Sept. 24. Riverboat Row, Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Free admission. www.newportky.gov
Sept. 23: St. Ann Oktoberfest: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 23. 646 Clinton Ave., Hamilton. Free admission. www.saintanncc.com
Sept. 29-30: St. Joseph Parish Oktoberfest: 6:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Sept. 30. St. Joseph Church, 25 E. Harrison Ave., North Bend. Free admission. www.stjosephnorthbend.com
Oct. 6-8: Donauschwaben Oktoberfest: 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 6, 2 p.m.-midnight Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 8. Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. Admission: $3; children under 12 free. www.cincydonau.com
Oct. 14: Lebanon Oktoberfest: 8-10 p.m. Oct. 14. Downtown Lebanon, Mulberry Street. Free admission. For more details, go to the event's Facebook page.