Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2022}

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 2022. Prost!

The beginning of Octoberfest Season in Cincinnati
Germania’s Oktoberfest

August 26-28, 2022: Germania’s Oktoberfest

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

Celebrate 50 years of Germania’s Oktoberfest in 2022! 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 2-4, 2022: Liberty Home German Club Oktoberfest

Address: 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Celebrate their 56th 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 (Sept. 2): 6-11pm; Sat. (Sept. 3): 1-11pm; Sun (Sept. 4): 1-8pm
Admission charged

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

September 9-11, 2022: Covington Oktoberfest  at Goebel Park in MainStrasse Village

Address: 501 Philadelphia Street, Covington, Ky

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 (Sept. 9): 5-11pm; Sat. (Sept. 10): 11am-11pm; Sunday (Sept. 11): 11am-8pm

Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Cincinnati
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 16-18, 2022: 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! Among LOTS of other things, the Running of the Wieners returns on Thursday (noon), the Gemütlichkeit Games will happen on Friday, the World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be on Saturday, and the Sam Adams Stein Hoist Competition will take place on Sunday.

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

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Days & Hours for 2022:
Thursday, Sept. 16: 5pm-midnight
Friday, Sept. 17: 5pm-midnight
Saturday, Sept. 18: 11am-midnight
Sunday, Sept. 19: 11am – 9pm

September 23-24, 2022: Loveland Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is coming to Historic Loveland on September 23 and 24. 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. 23-25, 2022: 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. 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 plus continuous live music.

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

Sept. 24, 2022: Sonder & Friends Oktoberfest

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

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

Sept. 30 – October 2, 2022: 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. 

October 7-8, 2022 : 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!

8 thoughts on “Guide to Cincinnati Area Oktoberfests {2022}”

  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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