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. 24-26: Germania Society Oktoberfest: 6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Germania Park, 3529 W. Kemper Road, Colerain Township. $5 admission; 12 and under free; free parking. germaniasociety.com
Aug. 25: Sayler Park Oktoberfest: 2-11 p.m. Saturday. Nelson Sayler Memorial Park, 6600 Gracely Drive, Sayler Park. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Sept. 7-9: 40th Annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 7, noon-11 p.m. Sept. 8, noon-8 p.m. Sept. 9. 406 W. Sixth St., Covington. Free admission. www.mainstrasse.org
Sept. 14-16: St. Timothy's Oktoberfest: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.-midnight Sept. 15, 12:30-6 p.m. Sept. 16. St. Timothy Parish, 10272 U.S. 42, Union. Free admission. www.saint-timothy.org
Sept. 21-23: Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 23. Second and Third streets between Walnut and Elm streets, Downtown. Free admission. www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com
Sept. 28-30: 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
Oct. 5-6: St. Joseph American Legion Post Oktoberfest: 4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 5, 3 p.m.-midnight Saturday. St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 Road, St. Leon, Indiana. Free admission. www.visitsoutheastindiana.com
Oct. 5-7: Donauschwaben Oktoberfest: 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 5, 2 p.m.-midnight Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 7. Donauschwaben Park, 4290 Dry Ridge Road. Admission: $3; children under 12 free. www.cincydonau.com
Oct. 6: Barktoberfest: 2-6 p.m. Oct. 6. Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, 44 E. Sharon Road, Glendale. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Oct. 13: Lebanon Oktoberfest: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 13. Downtown Lebanon, Mulberry Street. Free admission. For more details, go to the event's Facebook page.
Is your community or organization's Oktoberfest not on the list? Email WCPO entertainment reporter Brian Mains at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information and we'll gladly add it.