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 1-4, 2017
Place:  19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
(just outside Cleveland)
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Admission:  $12 Parking:  Free
Times:  Friday, 4 PM – Midnight| Saturday, Noon – Midnight
Sunday, Noon – Midnight| Monday, Noon – 8 PM

44TH ANNUAL GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 8-10, 2017
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.

CANTON OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 21, 2017
Time:  4PM-9PM
Location:  Downtown Canton – on Market Street – between 2nd & 3rd
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“The Oktoberfest will include samplings from local breweries and wineries, Rotary’s famous grilled brats, as well as entertainment including German-style “Oktoberfest” bands and a traditional Oktoberfest performance by the Canton Ballet. ”

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KENT OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 23, 2017
Time:  Noon – 10 pm
Place:  Franklin Ave., Downtown Kent
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Information:  Local eateries will be set up on the street, selling their specially-prepared German foods. Be prepared to make some tough choices – there will be brats, schnitzel, strudel, stuffed pretzels, beer-braised sauerkraut, and plenty of seasonal beverages on hand. Two beer trucks, featuring the popular Spaten Oktoberfest and several other seasonal beers and cider, will be situated on Franklin Ave. At the event entrances, commemorative Oktoberfest beer mugs will be for sale; for $10, event-goers can purchase a mug with one beer ticket. Additional beer tickets will be available for $5 each.

EAST LIVERPOOL AREA ROTARY OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 23, 2017
Time:  Noon – 8PM
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Location:  Thompson Park
2626 Parkway Avenue, East Liverpool, OH  43920
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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.

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Dates:  September 29-30, 2017 | 29th 4pm-10pm 30th 3pm-10pm
Location: Voinovich Bicentennial Park, Cleveland, OH
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Date: Saturday – September 30, 2017
Time:  Noon – 11:30 PM
Admission: $5 – All adults ages 21+, $1 – Ages 10-20, Under 10-FREE
Place:  Wolf Creek/Pine Run Grist Mill
St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842
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Information:  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.

OKTOBERFEST IN WADSWORTH
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Place:  Downtown Wadsworth
Time:  5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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Join us on Thursday, September 28th as we celebrate the cultural traditions of the Munich Oktoberfest in the heart of downtown Wadsworth! Wadsworth’s 3rd annual Oktoberfest has something for EVERYONE: great craft beers, delicious local foods, live polka music, dancing, entertainment for the kids, and much, much more!

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WOOSTERFEST

Date:  September 29-30, 2017
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!

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40th ANNUAL BOARDMAN ROTARY OKTOBER FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Admission: $3 adults and children 12 and over.
Parking: Free
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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CORTLAND OKTONBERFEST

Date:  October 14-15, 2917
Time:  Saturday 8am-11pm | Sunday 10am-5pm
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The Love Life Foundation, Cortland Lions Club and City Of Cortland are excited to announce the first annual 2017 Cortland Oktoberfest.

 




 

NORTHWEST OHIO

5TH ANNUAL NORTH COAST OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 22-24, 2017
Place:  107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH  419-626-1950
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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

oktoberfestOKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
Date:  October 14-15, 2017
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.
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CENTRAL OHIO

COLUMBUS OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 22-24, 2017
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
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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 5-8, 2017
Place:  Main Street (State Route 335). Beaver
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Information: Music, rides, games, food and more.

SOUTHWEST OHIO

AMERICA’S OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI, USA
Dates:  September 15-17, 2017
Location: 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Walnut & Elm Streets, Downtown Cinncinnati
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SPRINGBORO OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 8-9, 2017
Place:  Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, OH
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 22-24, 2017
Times: Friday (Sept. 22):Preview Party | Saturday (Sept. 23): Noon – 11:30 p.m.
Sunday (Sept. 24): Noon – 7:00 p.m
Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors (60+) & youth (7-19) in advance; $7 adults, $5 seniors & youth at the gate; children 6 & under free
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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