Local Oktoberfests for 2020

Oktoberfest in August? Yes. Our local Oktoberfests begin in August and run through October. Put on your lederhosen and plan on enjoying German music, food and entertainment at one of them.

For 2020, many traditional Oktoberfests have been cancelled. (See the list at the bottom.) Even the original Oktoberfest in Munich is cancelled this year.

Before heading out the door to a festival, please check to make sure it has not been cancelled due to COVID-19. Plan to be socially distanced at these public events.


Here is our list of local Oktoberfests throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky in order by date:

Donauschwaben Oktoberfest
August 9, 2020
4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Cincinnati, Ohio

Germanfest Picnic LITE
August 14–15, 2020
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Order your German meal ahead of time and enjoy it at your favorite park or at home! (2021 picnic dates: August 13–15)

Oktoberfest Sign

Springboro Oktoberfest
September 10–11, 2020 – no public festival –Take-out food to go!
Springboro United Church of Christ, 5 West Mill Street, Springboro, Ohio
Order your German meal to enjoy in your private Oktoberfest this year.

Batesville, Indiana Oktoberfest Street Festival
September 11–12, 2020
35 S. Main St., Batesville, Indiana
Live music and a beer garden

Oktoberfest Banners

Osgood’s 6th Annual Bricktoberfest
September 19, 2020
Osgood, Indiana
Smoked BBQ, live entertainment, beer and wine garden (not a true Oktoberfest!)

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
September 18–27, 2020 – virtual
In Za Haus – a do-it-yourself party! Order Oktoberfest packs and celebrate at home. There will also be polka pop-ups in various Cincinnati neighborhoods. Various restaurants will also be celebrating Oktoberfest Zinzinnati at their locations

Newport Oktoberfest
September 25–27, 2020
Newport, Kentucky riverfront
It’s a German tradition with food, drink and more!
Streudel

St. Agnes Parish’s Oktoberfest
September 2020? – please confirm – check website (8/24/2020)
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, Kentucky
Rides, food and live music

St. Cecilia Oktoberfest Oakley
September 26, 2020 – need to confirm (08/26/2020)
3105 Madison Road, Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
German music, food and dancing

Oktoberfest

St. Leon Oktoberfest
October 2–3, 2020
St. Joseph American Legion Post 464, 28866 Post 464 road, Brookville (St. Leon), Indiana
German food, beer games and a pie auction! Pork chop dinner on Saturday evening. 812-407-0455

Lebanon Oktoberfest
October 10, 2020
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio


Cancelled Oktoberfests:

Germania Society Oktoberfest
Postponed until August 28–29, 2021
3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
Let the German festivities begin!

Germantown Pretzel Festival
Cancelled for 2020
Historic Germantown, Ohio
Not an Oktoberfest – best still German!

Liberty Home German Society Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
2361 Hamilton-Cleves Hwy., Hamilton/Ross, Ohio
German food, beer, rides and more!

Maysville Oktoberfest
Postponed until 2021
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

New Vienna Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
New Vienna, Ohio
German….everything! Beer, brats and polka

Oaktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
Oakley Square on Madison Road, Cincinnati, Oho
Beer and entertainment!

Oktoberfest – Aurora
Cancelled for 2020
Second and Main Streets, Aurora, Indiana
Dancing on Main Oktoberfest style

Oktoberfest – The Dayton Art Institute
Cancelled for 2020
Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, Ohio

Old Milford Oktoberfest
Assume cancelled for 2020
Little Miami Brewing Company at 208 Mill Street, Milford, Ohio
Live music, food, beer and games – a la German style.

Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road in Vandalia, Ohio
Live music and lots of German food

St. Jude Oktoberfest Bridgetown
Cancelled for 2020
5924 Bridgetown Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music, games, rides and food

Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest
Cancelled for 2020
10272 US 42 at Union, Kentucky
Rides, games, live music and food!

Westseite Brauen Oktoberfest
Assume cancelled for 2020
West Side Brewing at 3044 Harrison Ave., (Westwood), Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, food trucks and more

Updated: August 26, 2020

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