Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2023}

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 2023. Prost!

The beginning of Octoberfest Season in Cincinnati
Germania’s Oktoberfest

August 25-27, 2023: Germania’s Oktoberfest

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

Celebrate 51 years of Germania’s Oktoberfest in 2023! Cincinnati’s “original and most authentic” Oktoberfest features plenty of German bier and German food, live German music, dancing, amusements, vendors, food and fun!

Alternate satellite parking locations (with shuttles) are available.

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

Admission charged

German strudels and pastries at Oktoberfest in Cincinnati

September 1-3: Liberty Home German Club Oktoberfest

Address: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Celebrate their 57th 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 (free for kids under 14 and military with ID)

Do you know why Oktoberfest is celebrated in September? Find out here!

September 8-10: Covington Oktoberfest

Address: Mainstrasse Village’s Goebel Park, 501 Philadelphia St., Covington, Ky 41011

Oktoberfest returns to Covington for 2023!  The festival raises a stein to German culture with live music from local artists, local food, Beer, and art. Sponsored by Braxton Brewing, beer, music, and food will be flowing from the streets of Covington during this celebration of German tradition.

Hours: Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Cincinnati
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 14-17, 2023: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – It’s back! This year’s celebration will be back on 5th Street, downtown. Among LOTS of other things, enjoy fun events like the Running of the Wieners, the Gemütlichkeit Games, the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, and the Sam Adams Stein Hoist Competition.

Address: 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Days & Hours for 2023:
Thursday, Sept. 14: 4-10pm
Friday, Sept. 15: 11am-11pm
Saturday, Sept. 16: 11am-11pm
Sunday, Sept. 17: 11am – 7pm

September 22-23, 2023: Loveland Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is coming to Historic Loveland on September 22 and 23. You don’t want to miss this festive celebration. Events may 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

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

Sept. 22-24, 2023: Newport Oktoberfest at Newport’s Festival Park

Address: Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071

Newport Oktoberfest brings the spirit of Germany to the heart of our region, showcasing the very best in German culture, music, food, and traditions. Indulge in a feast of traditional German cuisine, with a mouthwatering array of sausages, pretzels, sauerkraut, and more. Take part in (or watch) the traditional German games and activities that will keep the excitement going, from stein-holding competitions to bratwurst tossing.

Hours are: Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, and Sunday 12-11pm.

Sept. 23, 2023: Sonder & Friends Oktoberfest

Address: Sonder Brewing, 8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, Ohio

Sonder Brewing (plus 15 local breweries) will be serving German beers, festive food, games, and live music all day! There’s a 5K as well.

Sept. 29 – October 1, 2023: 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 October 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. 

October 13-14, 2023 : Lebanon Oktoberfest

Address: Miller Park, Lebanon, OH 45036

The event will feature live German-style music, food vendors, a kids zone, and most importantly…German and local craft beers!

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!

8 thoughts on “Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2023}”

  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!

  2. That’s a tough one, Jeff. You’d have to be comfortable with driving it through the downtown streets to get you anywhere close. You could possibly park in one of the open air Bengals lots (no overhead structures to clear). You can find some good info on parking at the Bengals site here:
    If you look at that map (linked right above) you’ll see Lot E. I’ve read (on Reddit) that they allow RV’s there but you should definitely check with someone from the lot before you make plans. That lot is owned by the Bengals and may or may not be open during Oktoberfest. You’d want to really check that out before committing to it.
    For reference, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is on 2nd and 3rd Streets and those can be easily found on that map.
    Another option would be to look into parking in Northern Kentucky and taking TANK (their public transportation) over to the Ohio side of the river.
    Or park north of the city and take the streetcar down to Stop #1, shown on the map here:
    Let me know if you have any further questions.

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