Grab your lederhosen it’s Oktoberfest season in Ohio!

Gather your family and friends, it’s time to enjoy the traditional autumn festival called Oktoberfest.  Oktoberfest includes beer-drinking, entertainment, German food, and much merriment.  Below you will find a few of the festivals happening around Ohio this fall.

NORTHEAST OHIO

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Date:  September 2-5, 2016
Place:  19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
(just outside Cleveland)
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Admission:  $12 Parking:  Free
Times:  Friday September 2nd, 4 PM – Midnight Saturday September 3rd, Noon – Midnight Sunday September 4th, Noon – Midnight Monday September 5th, Noon – 8 PM

 

GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 9-11, 2016
Place:  3871 Ranfield Road, Kent, OH
Times: Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 3pm-11pm, Sunday Noon-7pm
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Admission:  $5 for adults, children under 12 are free.  Free parking.
Games, dancing, food, drinks and fun.

 

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Date: September 16-18, 2016
Place: Public Square, Cleveland, OH
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Information: Three Bier Gardens, Authentic German Cuisine, Live Entertainment, Football on Jumbotron
– All Ages welcome.
– Rain or Shine
– Children under 12 years of age FREE
– Must gave have valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages

CUYAHOGA FALLS OKTOBERFEST

Dates:  September 16-18, 2016
Place:  2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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Times:  Friday 5pm – 11pm | Saturday Noon – 11pm | Sunday Noon – 8pm
Admission:  Free  Parking:  Free
Information:  Free entertainment all weekend.

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KENT OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 17, 2016
Time:  nonn – 10 pm
Place:  Franklin Ave., Downtown Kent
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Information:  Local restaurants will be set up on the street, serving up authentic German food like brats, schnitzel, kraut, potatoes, strudel, stuffed pretzels and more. We’ll also have 2 beer trucks with seasonal beers and hard cider, a variety of live music, dancing, and yodeling contests, so join us for a fun-filled day!  Plus, delicious fall treats by Popped! & Oktoberfest homebrewing demos by Kent Guild of Brewers

 

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Date: Saturday – September 24, 2016
Place:  Wolf Creek Mill, Loudonville, OH
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Information:  At Wolf Creek Grist Mill from noon-11:30pm. Come enjoy an Old World style German atmosphere with great food, live music, and of course – nearly 100 kinds of foreign & domestic beer! (Wine too!) All beer & wine available for purchase separately by sample tasting or by the glass, bottle, or pitcher. Food available for purchase from multiple food vendors on site. Live music throughout the day. Beer Olympics, corn hole, & other activities throughout the day. Free busing provided to and from the event from sponsor locations only. Held rain or shine-Large tents on-site. Please see the website for detailed admission & food pairing pricing, busing information, & the most up to date event information.

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OKTOBERFEST IN WADSWORTH
Date: Thursday, September 29
Place:  Downtown Wadsworth
Time:  6pm to 10pm
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Main Street Wadsworth is sponsoring Oktoberfest in Wadsworth on Thursday, September 29 in the Downtown area from 6pm to 10pm. Enjoy live music, local food, beer, wine and root beer floats and great music to dance to. Kids Zone will feature: bounce house, photo booth, coloring station, musical chairs and other fun games. Admission is $5.

 

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40th ANNUAL BOARDMAN ROTARY OKTOBER FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Place: Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Rd., Boardman
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Information: Enjoy a wonderful fall day, the aroma of great food, entertainment and crafts of every size.  330-757-8470

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WOOSTERFEST

Date:  September 30- October 1, 2016
Time:  Friday Noon – 11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm
Place:  Downtown Wooster
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Traditional Octoberfest celebration featuring entertainment, food, talent show, arts and crafts, children’s activities, Biergarten, Winegarten, and more!

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OKTOBERFEST
Date:  October 8, 2016
Time:  6pm -9pm
Place:  J.E. Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum
325 East Iron Avenue, Dover, OH 44622
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Information: Several fall seasonal beers will be available to taste and then purchase by the glass or case. German food will be served and there will be accordion music for entertainment. Tickets for this event are $25 or $20 for members of the Dover Historical Society. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $180.  21 and over only; reservations required
330.343.7040 or 800.815.2794

NORTHWEST OHIO

5TH ANNUAL NORTH COAST OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 23-25, 2016
Place:  107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH  419-626-1950
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Times: Friday 5-10 PM, Saturday Noon-11PM, Sunday Noon-5 PM
Information: Brat Eating Contest – Bavarian Games – Arts & Crafts – Family Fun Lane – German Bands – Wine & Craft Beer – And much more!

OKTOBERFEST FINDLAY
Date:  September 24, 2016
Place:  Downtown Findlay
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Time:  Noon -10pm
Information:  Authentic German food, libations, polka dancing, Oktoberfest Pageant, car show, competitions, and more fun for the whole family!

oktoberfestOKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
Date:  October 8-9, 2016
Place: DeRivera Park, DeRivera Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hartford Avenue in Downtown, Put-in-Bay.
Time:  11:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm on Sunday.
For more information view MillerFerry.com

CENTRAL OHIO

COLUMBUS OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 23-25, 2016
Place:  Ohio Expo Center/ Ohio State Fairgrounds
717 E 17th Ave., Columbus
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Times:  Friday  5pm – Midnight | Saturday Noon – Midnight
Sunday Noon – 8pm
Admission:  FREE  Parking $10
Information:  Beautiful Authentic Oktoberfest Setting… Rain or Shine!
Three 100 year old historic covered pavilions (100 thousand square feet) provide the perfect backdrop for two stages and dance floors for lots of polkas!

SOUTHEAST OHIO

beaver32ND ANNUAL BEAVER OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  October 6-9, 2016
Place:  Main Street (State Route 335). Beaver
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Information: Music, rides, games, food and more.

SOUTHWEST OHIO

SPRINGBORO OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 9-10, 2016
Place:  5 West Mill Street, Springboro, OH
Times: Friday – September 9: 6:00 p.m. to Midnight Saturday – September 10: 11:00 a.m. to Midnight
Admission: $3.00 / Children 12 and under are free
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Information:   Authentic German dishes.  Family fun for everyone.

DAYTON OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 23-25, 2016
Place:  The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio  45405
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Information:  This community event boasts an array of artisans, unique foods, ample domestic, international and craft beers, international wines, kid-friendly art activities, live music on two stages throughout the weekend.

Did we miss an Oktoberfest?  Let us know and we will make sure to add them to our list.

 

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