7 Reasons Why You’re Going To Oktoberfest This Weekend


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is this weekend, and you need to go. If you don’t already have plans to get down there, or for some weird reason you’re thinking about not going, let us tell you some of the great reasons you need to.

1. You Aren’t In Germany

Ok, if you’re in Germany with plans to go to Oktoberfest in Munich, you kind of get a free pass. As for the rest of you, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is the largest Oktoberfest in America, and you just don’t pass up a party like that.

Oktoberfest Crowd


There are over 60 beers that you can drink at Oktoberfest this year. 60 BEERS! If that’s not enough to get you through three days of drinking, we don’t really know what is. The beer list includes plenty of local selections, like Rivertown, Christian Moerlein, and Hudepohl, as well as German beers, like Warsteiner and Erdinger. Oh, and not to mention all the pumpkin beer selections.


3. Food Coma

Seriously, there are so many things to eat. 30+ vendors, including some of your favorites, like Servatii, McCormick and Schmick’s, and Wurst Bar. According to Oktoberfest Zinzinnati’s website, 87,542 metts, 80,500 bratwurst, and 64,000 sauerkraut balls have been eaten at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in the past, and if that’s some type of challenge, we accept.

Weiners Oktoberfest

4. Running Of The Wieners

Wiener dogs! Racing! Wearing hot dog bun costumes! Don’t even try to act like you’re too cool for that.

Running of the Wieners


5. Dirndl & Lederhosen

No explanation needed. If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

Dirndl Lederhosen

6. You’re German, Probably

Yeah, you’re like half German, right? Your mom’s maiden name is German, or something? Ah, whatever, you live in Cincinnati. Close enough.

You Are German

7. World’s Largest Chicken Dance

If you really want to be a part of something big, you can participate in breaking the World’s Largest Chicken Dance record. Don’t worry, we do this every year. We’re professionals.

Chicken Dance Oktoberfest

We’ll see you there!

Featured Image Credit: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati