Grab a brat and join the nation’s largest Oktoberfest celebration

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and offering more German delights than you can shake a hotdog-costumed wiener dog at.

Oktoberfest, Cincinnati, 2013.

Oktoberfest, Cincinnati, 2013. Image by 5chw4r7z / CC BY-SA 2.0

This Cincinnati, festival offers a wide array of culinary treats, from deep-fried brats and craft beer to pretzels and pastries, as well as fun events for the whole family, including the 9th annual Running of the Wieners, which is a race that features hotdog costume-clad Dachshunds competing for glory and prizes. If dogs aren’t your thing, you can join in the fun of the Chicken Dance instead – this year featuring Ken Anderson as Grand Marshal. Read more at

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