Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2021}

It’s Oktoberfest time in Cincinnati! Pull out the lederhosen and grab your favorite stein because Cincinnati knows how to throw a great Oktoberfest celebration!

Here are all of the Cincinnati Oktoberfests we could find for 2021. Prost!

The beginning of Octoberfest Season in Cincinnati
Germania’s Oktoberfest

August 20-22: Germania’s BIG Biergarten Experience

Address: Germania Society, 3529 Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH

The Big Biergarten Experience is Germania’s biggest event of 2021! It features many of the same attractions that you know and love from Oktoberfest: Plenty of German bier, music, amusements, vendors, food and fun! Because of the pandemic, they were unable to do the FULL YEAR OF PLANNING required for a full-blown Oktoberfest–so consider this a “warmup” for next year’s triumphant return of OKTOBERFEST…which WILL BE HUUUUGE! It’ll be their 50th!

Hours are Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 2-11pm, Sunday noon -7pm
Admission charged


August 27-29: Germania’s BIG Biergarten Experience

Address: Germania Society, 3529 Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH

The Big Biergarten Experience continues for its second weekend. It features many of the same attractions that you know and love from Oktoberfest: Plenty of German bier, music, amusements, vendors, food and fun!

Hours are Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 2-11pm, Sunday noon -7pm
Admission charged


Sept. 3-5: Liberty Home German Club Oktoberfest

Address: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Celebrate their 55th Anniversary of Oktoberfest! The weekend includes rides, games, live entertainment, great food, and more. Don’t miss the Car Show on Sunday, 1-4pm.

Hours: Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 1-11pm, Sunday 1-8pm
Admission charged


Sept. 10-12: Covington Oktoberfest  at Goebel Park in MainStrasse Village

Raise a stein to German culture with live music from local artists, local food, beer, and art! A time honored celebration returns to Covington at MainStrasse Village! Since 1979, families throughout the Midwest have joined local crowds to celebrate German heritage and culture.

Dates and times include:
Friday, September 10th, from 5pm-11pm
Saturday, September 11th, from 11am-11pm
Sunday, September 12th, from 11am-8pm


Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Cincinnati
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

Sept. 16-19: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – It’s back! This year’s celebration will be on 2nd and 3rd Streets downtown (between Elm and Walnut) and will include longer hours and an extra night of zelebration!

Address: 311-307 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Days & Hours for 2021:
• Thursday, Sep. 16, 5 p.m.- midnight
• Friday, Sep. 17 – 11 a.m.-midnight
• Saturday, Sep. 18 – 11 a.m.-midnight
• Sunday, Sep. 19 – 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


Sept. 24-25: Loveland Oktoberfest 2021

Oktoberfest is coming to Historic Loveland on September 24 & 25! You don’t want to miss this festive celebration. Events to include:
-Stein Hoist Competition
-Weiner Dog Races
-Nisbet Park Biergarten featuring Warsteiner (tips to benefit Cancer Free Kids!)
-Lederhosen Competition (Best Dressed!)
-German food and flair
AND MORE!

Looking for more Loveland fun? Check out our list – 15 of the Top Things to See and Do in Loveland, Ohio


“Due to food vendor availability and staffing issues we will be forced to cancel 2021 Newport Oktoberfest.” source

Sept. 24-26: Newport Oktoberfest on the Newport Riverfront

Address: 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

Newport Oktoberfest brings a true Munich feel with the event’s large fest tent atmosphere sponsored by Christian Moerlein Lager and Ales! Just like the traditional Oktoberfest beer tents this entire event is held under tent with all the food, drinks and fun you can ask for.

This year’s event will feature Newport Oktoberfest Yodeling Contests, Chicken Dance Contests, Beer Stein Holding Competitions, Brat Toss Contests, Nagelbalken and Log Sawing Competitions.  Also visit over a dozen crafters at the Bluegrass Marketplace.

Hours are: Friday 5pm-11pm, Sat. 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-9pm


Oct. 1-3: Cincinnati Donauschwaben’s Oktoberfest

Address: 4290 Dry Ridge Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45252

The 3-day festival is the only Oktoberfest in Greater Cincinnati that is held in Oktober and will offer: over 25 imported and domestic beers on draft (including favorites such as Hofbräuhaus, Warsteiner and Paulaner, and the new Donauschwaben house brew “Schwaben Lager”), pit-roasted Bavarian pig and chicken, homemade German sausage, stuffed cabbage, goulash with Spätzle (noodles), homemade tortes and pastries, funnel cakes, goetta, and so much more. 


Oct. 9: Lebanon Oktoberfest

Address: Miller Park, Lebanon, OH 45036

Oktoberfest will run from 12:00 – 9:00 and includes a parade, 2 stages, 5 German bands and a German choir, biergarten, German food and much more.


Returning in August, 2022: Germania’s Traditional Oktoberfest (see August dates above for their 2021 events)

Live German music, phenomenal food, German dancers and more.  Free shuttles are available from local schools.  Directions and shuttle information can be found at the Germania Oktoberfest site. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free. Free admission to active and retired military with current ID card.


Aug. 24: Sayler Park Prost! no updates for 2021, event does not appear to be happening this year

The popular German festival will be at Nelson Sayler Memorial Park. The band will be playing some traditional polkas and sing-a-longs. Also enjoy German beer, sauerkraut, brats, metts, strudel and creampuffs. 

6 thoughts on “Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2021}”

  1. You are welcome. There is a festival worth going to every weekend starting next weekend thru mid October! Got to love Cinci in the fall!

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