This weekend I had the pleasure of leaving Columbus and all of the demanding schedules of grad school to relax and attended “The Nation’s Largest Oktoberfest” in Cincinnati. Rumor has it, the 5+ blocks of 5th Street that Cincinnati closes every year for this celebration is by far the largest Oktoberfest in the USA, and ranks close to the top with some globally.
For those that are unfamiliar, Oktoberfest’s traditionally are German celebrations held in the fall to drink, eat and enjoy music and other entertainment. Some people choose to dress in traditional German outfits as well.
The Oktoberfest in Cincy proved to live up to its expectations. There were over 20 different beer vendors sampling and selling their brews of fall seasonal flavors. For the low price of $4, you could purchase a plastic stein and enjoy refills in your cup for a reduced price. The city truly was alive, and with music, drinking and authentic and unauthentic (deep fried) German treats and eats, Oktoberfest in Cincinnati proved to be fun. The Cincinnati Reds also clinched the National League Central Division as well that evening which helped to intensify the celebrations.
Columbus and local cities around have various Oktoberfest celebrations and opportunities to take part in this fall event. Columbus’ happens to be this weekend, and the admission is free! See for yourself …