If you’re looking towards fall, and you want a fun getaway weekend, consider visiting Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati for the plethora of Oktoberfests held throughout the season. You don’t have to be German to enjoy these heritage festivals, but you might feel German after a weekend visit.
Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Oktoberfests feature yummy German beer, excellent German food, traditional music and cute guys in lederhosen. You’ll probably want to get in town early, for the First Keg Tapping Ceremonies. Oh, and did I mention beer?
A Calendar of 2007 Oktoberfests in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky:
- The Germania Society’s Oktoberfest in Cincinnati kicks off the season August 24-26.
- Covington, Kentucky’s Oktoberfest, located in historic MainStrasse Village September 7-9.
- The Kolping Society’s Oktoberfest, Cincinnati, runs September 14-16.
- Cincinnati’s Oktoberfest, the largest in the country, runs from September 22-23.
- Come back before September’s over to attend Newport Kentucky’s Oktoberfest, too. More food. More beer. September 28-30.
- The Donauschwaben Oktoberfest is the only Oktoberfest in greater Cincinnati that’s actually held in October. October 5-7.
Purists (like me) prefer the Oktoberfests put on by the German societies (Germania, Kolping and Donauschwaben), but all of them are fun- and really worth the trip! Actually, I have a soft spot for Mainstrasse’s Oktoberfest. Primarily because it’s within walking distance (you might say stumbling distance) from NKY News headquarters.
Is your favorite Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Oktoberfest missing from the list? Send me an email and I’ll add it to the calendar.