FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Fox 19 Now’s Kara Sewell to Serve as
2015 Germania Society Bürgermeisterin
Cincinnati’s Most Authentic Oktoberfest happens Aug 28-30 at Germania Park
CINCINNATI, OH – August 20, 2015: Honorary Bürgermeisterin and Fox 19 Now morning show co-host, Kara Sewell, along with the Germania Society are preparing to host Cincinnati’s original and most authentic Oktoberfest on August 28-30. The 45th Annual Germania Oktoberfest is a weekend of German fun for the whole family beginning Friday, August 28 beginning at 6 pm, Saturday, August 29 beginning at 2 pm and Sunday, August 30 beginning at noon. Admission is $4, children 12 and under are free. Free admission is also extended to active and retired military personnel with current military ID.
“I am thrilled to be this year’s Germania Society Oktoberfest Bürgermeisterin. I’ve only been in Cincinnati 6 months, but I have already experienced the rich German history that Cincinnati and the surrounding areas have to offer,” says Ms. Sewell. “I am most excited about the Oktoberfest’s incredible food and dancing! So, put your party Lederhosen on, grab a pretzel and I look forward to seeing you there!”
NAME: Germania Oktoberfest 2015 (event pages)
PRESENTED BY: Germania Society of Cincinnati (Germania website)
DATE: Friday-Sunday, Aug 28-30, 2015 (Facebook event)
The most authentic Oktoberfest in the Cincinnati region, with traditional German food & entertainment: Oktoberfest chickens, flame-roasted pork, wursts, German pastries, German biers, wein and schnapps, live music, rides and games for the kids and the young at heart!
ADMISSION: $4, kids 12 and under free.
Free admission all weekend for active and retired military personnel with current ID.
August 28, Friday 6:00pm-12:00am
August 29, Saturday 2:00pm-12:00am
August 30, Sunday 12:00pm-10:00pm
LOCATION: Germania Park
ADDRESS: 3529 West Kemp Road, Cincinnati OH 45251 (Google map)
Assorted German and domestic beers will be flowing from over 60 taps, including Warsteiner Premium Verum, Dunkel and Oktoberfest and König Ludwig Weissbier. German and domestic wine and schnapps will also be available. Homemade German food, including Oktoberfest chicken, wursts, schnitzel, pastries, schwenkbraten (pork on a swing), Germania’s famous sauerkraut balls, giant pretzels, limburger cheese sandwiches and much more, will be available throughout the fest. Popular pork loin, sauerbraten and cabbage roll dinners will be served in the Klubhaus, along with pastries at Germania’s Konditorei (pastry shop).
Germania’s Oktoberfest is a great family-friendly event. A variety of entertainment for all ages will take place during the weekend. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 pm on Saturday led by Bürgermeisterin Sewell. The men’s and women’s Tug-O-War competitions will begin with a parade of teams at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Additional fest bands throughout the weekend include The Klaberheads, Alp’n Zaub’n and Pros’t. More fest music will be offered in the Biergarten and Klubhaus during the entire weekend, including Autobahn, Steve Hegadoes, Dave Hughes, The Steve Owen Music Experience and The Polka Dots. Traditional German folk dance groups including the Enzian Dancers and The Donauschwaben Dancers will perform. Children’s magic shows and visits by clowns will take place over the three-day weekend. A large assortment of carnival rides and games will be provided by Happy H Attractions. Also available are games of chance and skill, including a chance to win a Grand Tour of Germany for two through the Grand Raffle.
Cost is $4 per person. Free admission for children 12 and under, as well as active and retired military personnel with current military ID. Free parking is available at shuttle bus satellite locations—Northwest High School, Pleasant Run Elementary School, Pleasant Run Middle School and Vinoklet Winery (gravel and field). Limited free parking is available at Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH 45251.
This is the official 2015 Germania Oktoberfest logo. Click for a larger version.
Other versions of the logo (including vector), and authorized photos are available at the Oktoberfest Press Room.
About the Germania Society of Cincinnati
The Germania Society is committed to maintaining German Heritage throughout Greater Cincinnati. It accomplishes this through various events throughout the year. The main cultural events include the Germania Maifest, the Germania Oktoberfest, two Germania Volksmarches (Spring and Fall), the Germania Christkindlmarkt and the Germania Karneval program which sponsors several dances per year. In addition, Germania holds entertainment and cultural events throughout the year; including dances, parties and trips out of town.
For more information about the Germania Society and the Germania Oktoberfest, contact the Germania Society at 513-742-0060 or visit our newly designed website: germaniasociety.com.