We took a break from our regular food tours this weekend to visit Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Cincinnati’s version is the largest Oktoberfest in America and has been an annual festival since 1976. I was one of over a half million people to enjoy such German favorites as pretzels, sausages, schnitzel, and cream puffs this year.
Our German roots run deep in Cincinnati. The city was populated by thousands of German immigrants in the mid-to-late 1800’s. They brought their crafts, trades, and old-world traditions. And, of course, they brought their German brewing heritage. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a celebration of all that is German, but especially the beer and the food.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati happens but once a year so if you’re in Cincinnati other than the third weekend in September and you’re looking for a taste of Germany, we recommend Hofbräuhaus Newport. Take a short jaunt across the Ohio River and enjoy true Bavarian fare with a view of the Cincinnati skyline from the authentic German Bier Garden. Here you can celebrate Oktoberfest all year long!