Oktoberfest Season in Ohio

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.

(Events are listed by region, then date.)

NORTHEAST OHIO

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

oktoberfest_BereaCLEVELAND OKTOBERFEST
Date:  August 31 – September 3, 2018
Place:  19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
(just outside Cleveland)
website
Admission:  $13
Times:  Friday, 4 PM – Midnight| Saturday, Noon – Midnight
Sunday, Noon – Midnight| Monday, Noon – 8 PM

 

PORTAGE COUNTY 

45TH ANNUAL GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 7-9, 2018
Place:  3871 Ranfield Road, Kent, OH
Times: Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 3pm-11pm, Sunday Noon-7pm
website
Admission:  $5 for adults, children under 12 are free.  Free parking.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY 

THE ORIGINAL OKTOBERFEST
Date: September 14-16, 2018
Time: 7PM
Location: Hofbrauhaus Cleveland
1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114
website

 

STARK COUNTY 

4th ANNUAL CANTON ROTARY OKTOBERFEST
Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 4pm-9pm
Location:  301-399 Market ave., North Canton, OH
Tickets

ERIE COUNTY

7TH ANNUAL NORTH COAST OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 21-23, 2018
Times: Friday 5pm-11pm |  Saturday Noon – 11pm | Sunday Noon – 5pm
Location: Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870
website

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

39TH ANNUAL CUYAHOGA FALLS OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 21-23, 2018
Location: 2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Free Admission | Free Parking
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“We will have German/polka and various tribute/local bands playing all weekend long on two stages!”

 

PORTAGE COUNTY 

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KENT OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 22, 2018
Time:  Noon – 10 pm
Place:  Franklin Ave., Downtown Kent
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Enjoy live music, polka dancers, German inspired food and seasonal beer.
Be sure to grab a picture with Hans the Squirrel!
Free entry. $10 for one commemorative beer mug and one beer ticket. Additional beer tickets $5 each.
Non-alcoholic beverages available from food vendors.

 

COLUMBIANA COUNTY 

EAST LIVERPOOL AREA ROTARY OKTOBERFEST
Date: September 22, 2018
Time: Noon – 8pm
Admission:
Location:  Thompson Park
2626 Parkway Avenue, East Liverpool, OH  43920
website
“Our event includes an “outdoor Biergarten” showcasing authentic German food, music, and beverages. We will have a designated area for children featuring games, pumpkin painting, train rides and a bounce house. Finally, there will be a gathering of vendors for craft enthusiasts and horse & buggy rides to help make the experience more memorable.”

WAYNE COUNTY 

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WOOSTERFEST

Date:  September 28-29, 2018
Time:  Friday Noon – 11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm
Admission: Free
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!

Local Visitor Bureau
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MAHONING  COUNTY 

OKTOBERFEST, YOUNGSTOWN 
Date:  September 28-30, 2018
Times: Friday 6PM-1AM | Saturday 11am-1am | Sunday 11am-8pm
Location: Phelps Street, Downtown Youngstown
website 

 

ASHLAND COUNTY 

12th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST AT THE MILL 
Date: Saturday – September 29, 2018
Time:  Noon – 11:00 pm
Admission: $5 – All adults ages 21+, $1 – Ages 10-20, Under 10-FREEoktoberfestgristmillx175Place:  Wolf Creek/Pine Run Grist Mill
St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842
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-Taste & enjoy 100 varieties of domestic & foreign beer (and wine!) to support fundraising efforts for Wolf Creek Grist Mill Historic Park & Museum
-All beer & wine available for purchase separately by sample tastes, glass, bottle, pitcher, or growler
-Multiple Food Vendors
-Live music ALL day! (Steve Brownell 1:00-5:00pm, Rutherford County 6:00-10:00pm)


MEDINA COUNTY

OKTOBERFEST MEDINA 2018
Date:  September 29, 2018
Time:  1pm-9pm
Location: St. Paul Episcopal Church, Medina, OH
Facebook event page. 

 

MAHONING COUNTY 

40th ANNUAL BOARDMAN ROTARY OKTOBER FESTIVAL
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Admission: $3 adults and children 12 and over.
Parking: Free
Place: Boardman Park
375 Boardman Poland Rd., Boardman
website
Information: Enjoy a wonderful fall day, the aroma of great food, entertainment and crafts of every size.

Local Visitor Bureau 
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MEDINA COUNTY

WADSWORTH OKTOBERFEST
Date:  October 5, 2018
Time:  5pm-9pm
Location:  Downtown Wadsworth
website

 

TRUMBULL COUNTY 

CORTLAND OKTONBERFEST
Date:  October 6-7, 2018
Time:  Saturday 8am-11pm | Sunday 10am-5pm
Location:  Main St, Cortland, Ohio 44410
website
“The 2018 Cortland Oktoberfest will provide entertainment for all ages. Come and enjoy the Arts & Crafts Show, MOE-mentum 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk, Art Alley, Family Games & Activities, Tangled Up In Brew craft beer tasting, Music, Food, Entertainment and much more!”

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

7TH ANNUAL INDOOR OKTOBERFEST
Date:  October 20, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM-10:30PM
Location:  Lenau Park, 7370 Columbia Road, Olmsted Twp
440-235-2646 | website
Live Music by the Blaskapelle and Shotski’s, Folk Dancing Performances,
Games, Great Food and German Beer!
Pre-Sale tickets on sale now – only $5.00!

NORTHWEST OHIO

CRAWFORD COUNTY

2018 BUCYRUS BRATWURST FESTIVAL
Dates: August 16-18, 2018
Location: Downtown Bucyrus, Ohio
website
“The Bratwurst Festival was first celebrated in the summer of 1968. The Bratwurst Festival is an annual 3 day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained. There are daily parades, contests, auction and the FOOD! Thanks to our sponsors, there is plenty of FREE live entertainment.”

ERIE COUNTY

7TH ANNUAL NORTH COAST OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 21-23, 2018
Time: Fri 5-11pm | Sat Noon11pm | Sun Noon-5pm
Place:  107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH  419-626-1950
website
Times: Friday 5-11 PM, Saturday 11AM-11PM, Sunday 11AM-5 PM
Information: German Food & Bier, Family Fun Lane, Glockenspiel, Wiener Dog Derby & Best Dressed Wiener Contest, Traditional German Games, German Music & Dancers

 

OTTAWA COUNTY 

OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
Date:  October 13-14, 2018
Time:  Saturday, 11AM-7PM and Sunday, Noon – 5PM
Place: DeRivera Park, DeRivera Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hartford Avenue in Downtown, Put-in-Bay.
For more information view MillerFerry.com

 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

MINSTER OKTOBERFEST
Dates: October 5-7, 2018
Location: Minster, OH
website
This gala, fun filled festival provides delights for all. Sing and dance to German music. Taste the hearty German foods. Watch the spectacular parade featuring colorful floats, marching bands and many celebrities. See the many events in the Gazebo and the Spazz Plaz. Take part in the beer tray relay, the 10K run, and any numerous other games.

 





CENTRAL OHIO

FRANKLIN COUNTY

COLUMBUS OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 7-9, 2018
Times:  Friday  5pm – Midnight | Saturday Noon – Midnight
Sunday Noon – 8pm
Admission:  FREE  Parking $10
Place:  Ohio Expo Center/ Ohio State Fairgrounds
717 E 17th Ave., Columbus
website
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!

DELAWARE COUNTY

POWELL OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 21-22, 2018
Times: Friday September 21st: 6 PM to 10 PM
Tasting Event Featuring Local Foods, Craft Beer, and Wine.
Event held in 8,000 square foot Biergarten Tent
***This is event that requires tickets, must be 21***

Saturday September 22nd: 11 AM to 10PM
​FREE EVENT, FREE PARKING
Great activities for ages 1 to 100!
Location: Powell Village Green
website

FRANKLIN COUNTY

OKTOBERFEST GROVE CITY
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: Noon – 10pm
Location: Historic Grove City Town Center
Broadway and Park Street Intersection, Grove City, OH 43123

The event offers entertainment to view and in which to participate with fun challenges such as beer stein holding contests, Hammerschlagen (a German word that roughly translates into “to beat with a hammer” or “hammer striking”), barrel rolling, and many more games with great prizes to the winners. 

Tickets are $30 for 15 and that comes with a beer can glass, additional tickets can be purchased for $15 for 8 tickets after initial purchase. One ticket for a tasting and 3 tickets for a glass of beer.


SOUTHEAST OHIO

MORGAN COUNTY

OCTOBERFEST 
Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 10AM-4PM
Location:  8387 Boxer Mayle Lane, Chesterhill, OH 43728

PIKE COUNTY

beaver32ND ANNUAL BEAVER OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  October 4-7, 2018
Place:  Main Street (State Route 335). Beaver, OH
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Information: Music, rides, games, food and more.

 

 


SOUTHWEST OHIO

HAMILTON COUNTY

AMERICA’S OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI, USA
Dates:  September 21-23, 2018
Location: 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Walnut & Elm Streets, Downtown Cinncinnati
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WARREN COUNTY

SPRINGBORO OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 7-8, 2018
Location:  Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, OH
website
Information:   Authentic German dishes.  Family fun for everyone.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

DAYTON OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 21-23, 2018
Place:  The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio  45405
website
“A Dayton tradition since 1972, Oktoberfest is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser and vital to everything we do at The Dayton Art Institute.”

 

 

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

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