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 20-22 and 27-28, 2021
Time:  Friday 6-11pm| Saturday 4-11pm | Sunday Noon – 6pm
Location: Center Lenau Park
Columbia Rd., Olmsted Twp.
Rain or shine.
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oktoberfest_BereaCLEVELAND OKTOBERFEST
Date:  September 3-6 and 10-11, 2021
Times: Thur: 5pm to midnight (Bier Garten Only)
Fri: 4pm to midnight | Sat: Noon to midnight
Sun: Noon to midnight| Mon: Noon to 8pm
Place:  Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
(just outside Cleveland)
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Akron German Family Society Okstoberfest
AGFS Oktoberfest | photo credit: D. Rock MyOhioFun

PORTAGE COUNTY 

ANNUAL GERMAN FAMILY SOCIETY OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 10-12, 2021
Place:  3871 Ranfield Road, Kent, OH
Times: Friday 6pm-midnight, Saturday 3pm-11pm, Sunday Noon-7pm
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CUYAHOGA COUNTY

THE ORIGINAL OKTOBERFEST
Dates:  September 17-18, 2021
Times:  Friday 6pm-11pm | Saturday 4pm-midnight
Location: Hofbrauhaus Cleveland
1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH  44114
Reservations: 216. 621-2337
website

Family Fun Day – September 18th – 11am – 3pm

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

ANNUAL CUYAHOGA FALLS OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 17-19, 2021
Location: 2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Free Admission | Free Parking
Facebook event page

“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: September 17-19, 2021
Times: 6-10 pm on Friday the 17th, 12 noon-10 pm on Saturday the 18th, and 12 noon-4 pm on Sunday the 19th.
Location:The Boeckling Club
614 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio
For more details call 419-656-8764

Sandusky’s only German-themed restaurant, club, and beer garden, The Boeckling Club, at 614 Columbus Avenue, is hosting it’s first annual Oktoberfest to take place on September 17, 18, and 19 this month. Tom Bodner, the club owner, is inviting one and all to this event…you need not be a member.

Admission is totally free of charge. The schedule is 6-10 pm on Friday the 17th, 12 noon-10 pm on Saturday the 18th, and 12 noon-4 pm on Sunday the 19th.

German dinners which include bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, German
potato salad, and an apple turnover, are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.
Refreshments will of course include German beers on tap. Ala Carte will also be available.

Local organizations including the Knights of Columbus (Sandusky), Lions Club (Castalia), and Young Professionals (Sandusky) are assisting Tom in putting on this celebration.
Entertainment will feature Alpine accordion music by Anthony Culkar
and Wayne Golob on Friday; Eddie Klimczak and Wayne Golob on Saturday;
and Frank Moravcik and Wayne Golob on Sunday.

 

ASHLAND COUNTY

OKTOBERFEST
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Date:  September 25, 2021
Time: Noon-11pm
Location: Wolf Creek – Pine Run Grist Mill
St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842
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Loudonville, Ohio – A beautiful outdoor setting, live music, 75 varieties of beer, food and more could only mean one thing. Oktoberfest has returned to Mohican! The Friends of Wolf Creek Grist Mill will host the largest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, September 25th, from noon until 10:00pm. This incredible fundraiser is full of food, raffles, beer, wine, games and entertainment.

Mark Smith, President of Friends of Wolf Creek Grist Mill, states, “Oktoberfest for The Mill fundraiser has become such a popular event because unlike many Oktoberfest’s that only offer a limited selection of beer, we offer around 100 beers for this event. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. Patrons love being able to sample any variety we offer so they can experience many different beers without having to commit to an entire glass or bottle of something they’ve never had before.”

For a $5.00 entry fee, each person that is 21 years old and over, has the opportunity to taste beers that range from seasonal selections, craft beers, local selections to include nearby craft brewers, international selections, ciders, gluten-free choices, draft and bottle selections. Order tickets on-line at WolfCreekMill.org, and save: Buy 1 adult presale ticket, get 1 beer free. Pre-Sale tickets will also be available at Lingenfelter Jewelers.

With safety being top of mind, guests staying at the following sponsors will be offered free busing to and from the event from 2 – 10pm: Mohican Adventures, Mohican State Park Campground, Red Window Townhouse, Mohican Little Brown Inn, Arrow Point Campgrounds, River Run Campground, and Wally World Riverside Resort. For those who live a little closer, a downtown Loudonville stop has been added to the shuttle service. For more information on how to contact these sponsors for an overnight stay, visit DiscoverMohican.com.

Grab something to eat and drink and enjoy Tom’s Kitchen Table in the afternoon, then The Rutherford County Band later in the day. Games and more await at Oktoberfest. The Televised Ohio State Football Game will also be played on the big screen.

This is Wolf Creek Grist Mill’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Smith states, “Oktoberfest provides the opportunity for our visitors to enjoy a unique area event that at the same time helps us raise awareness, appreciation and funds for the project. Most importantly, every penny earned goes right back into funding the preservation and restoration efforts at Wolf Creek Grist Mill Historic Park and Museum to ensure this wonderful piece of history will be around for generations to come.”

Visit wolfcreekmill.org for more information on this event and how to help preserve this wonderful piece of Ohio’s history.

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For more information, press tickets and images contact: Mark Smith, 419-541-0161 or Mark@wolfcreekmill.org

 

TRUMBULL COUNTY 

OKTOBERFEST ON THE SQUARE
Date:  September 25, 2021
Time:  4pm-8pm
Location: Courthouse Square
161 High St., Warren, OH  44481
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STARK COUNTY 

CANTON ROTARY OKTOBERFEST
Date: No announcement for 2021
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: September 25, 2021
Time: Noon – 8pm
Location:  Thompson Park
2626 Parkway Avenue, East Liverpool, OH  43920
Facebook event page.
“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.”

PORTAGE COUNTY 

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KENT OKTOBERFEST
Date: September 25, 2021
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 3, 2021
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: October 1-2, 2021
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 19 – 21, 2021
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: August 27 – 29, 2021
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 25, 2021
Time:  2PM-10:30 AM
Location:  South Main Street,  Findlay, Ohio.
oktoberfestfindlay.com page.

 

AUGLAIZE COUNTY

MINSTER OKTOBERFEST
Dates: October 1-3, 2021
Location: Minster, OH
website

OTTAWA COUNTY 

OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND
Date: October 9-10, 2021
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 10-12, 2021
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 13-14
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

OKTOBERFEST GROVE CITY
Date: TBA
Time:
Location: Historic Grove City Town Center
Broadway and Park Street Intersection, Grove City, OH 43123
website

 

 


SOUTHEAST OHIO

PIKE COUNTY

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Dates: October 7-10, 2021
Place:  Main Street (State Route 335). Beaver, OH
website
Information: Music, rides, games, food and more.

 

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Oktoberfest | Photo credit: D. Rock MyOhioFun

SOUTHWEST OHIO

WARREN COUNTY

SPRINGBORO OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 10-11, 2021
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 16-19, 2021
Location: 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Walnut & Elm Streets, Downtown Cincinnati
website

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

DAYTON OKTOBERFEST
Dates: September 24-26, 2021
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: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com
Editor’s note:  Part of this story ran in 2018.  The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2021 Ohio season.  Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws. 


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