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 festivities include beer-drinking, entertainment, eating German food, dancing 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

CLEVELAND DONAUSCHWABEN SOMMER OKTOBERFEST
Date: August 19-21, 2022
Location: Center Lenau Park
Columbia Rd., Olmsted Twp.
Rain or shine.
donauschwabencleveland.com

oktoberfest_BereaCLEVELAND OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 2-5 and 19-10, 2022
Place:  Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
(just outside Cleveland)
website

Akron German Family Society Okstoberfest
AGFS Oktoberfest | photo credit: D. Rock MyOhioFun

PORTAGE COUNTY 

ANNUAL GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 9-11, 2022
Place:  3871 Ranfield Road, Kent, OH
Times: Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 3pm-11pm, Sunday Noon-7pm
website

 

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

THE ORIGINAL OKTOBERFEST
Dates:
Times:
Location: Hofbrauhaus Cleveland
1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114
Reservations: 216. 621-2337
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SUMMIT COUNTY

ANNUAL CUYAHOGA FALLS OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September
Location: 2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Free Admission | Free Parking
website

“There will be German food, music, dancing along with locally brewed Oktoberfest beers on tap! Six local breweries are back with us and will be on tap at all of our beer stations serving their Oktoberfest brews as well as some of their signature brews!”‘

 

ERIE COUNTY – NWOH

OKTOBERFEST at The Boeckling Club
Dates:
Times:
Location: The Boeckling Club
614 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio
For more details call 419-656-8764

 

ASHLAND COUNTY

OKTOBERFEST
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Date:  September 24, 2022
Time: Noon-10pm
Location: Wolf Creek – Pine Run Grist Mill
St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842
website

 

TRUMBULL COUNTY 

OKTOBERFEST ON THE SQUARE
Date:  September 24, 2022
Time:  4pm-8pm
Location: Courthouse Square
161 High St., Warren, OH  44481
trumbullcountyhistory.com

 

STARK COUNTY 

CANTON ROTARY OKTOBERFEST
Date: No announcement for 2022
Time:
Location:  301-399 Market Ave., North Canton, OH
cantonoktoberfest.com

 

ERIE COUNTY – NWOH

ANNUAL NORTH COAST OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  No announcement for 2021
Times:
Location:
Facebook page. 

MAHONING  COUNTY 

 

OKTOBERFEST, YOUNGSTOWN 
Date:  No announcement for 2021
Times:

Location: Phelps Street, Downtown Youngstown
oktoberfestyoungstown.org

 

COLUMBIANA COUNTY 

EAST LIVERPOOL AREA ROTARY OKTOBERFEST
Date:
Time: Noon – 8pm
Location:  Thompson Park
2626 Parkway Avenue, East Liverpool, OH  43920
Facebook event page.

PORTAGE COUNTY 

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KENT OKTOBERFEST
Date:
Time:  Noon – 10 pm
Place:  Franklin Ave., Downtown Kent
website
Enjoy live music, polka dancers, German inspired food and seasonal beer.  Non-alcoholic beverages available from food vendors.

 

MAHONING COUNTY 

BOARDMAN ROTARY OKTOBER FESTIVAL
Date:  October 2, 2022
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Admission:
Parking: Free
Place: Boardman Park
375 Boardman Poland Rd., Boardman
website

Local Visitor Bureau 
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WAYNE COUNTY 

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WOOSTERFEST
Date: September 30-October 1, 2022
Time:  Friday Noon – 11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm
Admission: Free
Place:  Downtown Wooster
website
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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NORTHWEST OHIO

CRAWFORD COUNTY

BUCYRUS BRATWURST FESTIVAL
Dates:  August 18-20, 2022
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.”

LUCAS COUNTY

GERMAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL
Dates:
Times: Fri: 6pm-1am
Sat: 2pm-1am  Sun: Noon – 8pm
Location:  Oak Shade Grove
3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, OH 43616
website

HANCOCK COUNTY

OKTOBERFEST FINDLAY!
Dates: September 24, 2022
Time:  2PM-10:30 AM
Location:  South Main Street,  Findlay, Ohio.
oktoberfestfindlay.com page.

 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

MINSTER OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 30-October 2, 2022
Location: Minster Oktoberfest Park
100 East 4th Street, Minster, OH 45865
website

OTTAWA COUNTY 

OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
Date: October 8-9, 2022
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

 

 

 


CENTRAL OHIO

FRANKLIN COUNTY

COLUMBUS OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 9-11, 2022
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
Times: Fri 6pm-10pm | Sat 11am-11pm
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***

​FREE EVENT, FREE PARKING
Great activities for ages 1 to 100!
Location: Powell Village Green
website

FRANKLIN COUNTY

 

 

 


SOUTHEAST OHIO

PIKE COUNTY

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Dates: October
Place:  Main Street (State Route 335). Beaver, OH
website
Information: Music, rides, games, food and more.

 

AGFS Oktoberfest Kent Ohio
Oktoberfest | Photo credit: D. Rock MyOhioFun

SOUTHWEST OHIO

WARREN COUNTY

SPRINGBORO OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 9-10, 2022
Location:  Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, OH
website
Information:   Authentic German dishes.  Family fun for everyone.

 

HAMILTON COUNTY

AMERICA’S OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATI, USA
Dates:  September 16-18, 2022
Location: 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Walnut & Elm Streets, Downtown Cincinnati
website

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

DAYTON OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September
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.”

 


Article and photos: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

Editor’s note: This page has been updated to reflect 2022 event dates.  Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws. 

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