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PRESS RELEASE: Oktoberfest THIS Weekend – Special Keg Tapping Friday & Sunday

Germania Society of Cincinnati LogoMEDIA CONTACTS:
James Czar
Communications Team co-Chair
Germania Society of Cincinnati

Janice Barr
Oktoberfest co-Chair




Germania Oktoberfest THIS Weekend:
Chopper9 Dan Carroll is Biermeister

Biermeister Taps Oktoberfest Keg on Fri, Aug 26
Burgermeister Jeff Thomas Taps Cincinnati Keg on Sun, Aug 28


CINCINNATI, OH – August 24, 2016: The Germania Society of Cincinnati — home of Cincinnati’s oldest and most authentic Oktoberfest, now in its 46th year — announces their first ever Biermeister!  Dan Carroll, Chopper9 Reporter on WCPO, will server as the honorary 2016 Biermeister, and tap the ceremonial “first” Oktoberfest Keg on Friday, August 26 at 8:30pm.

On Sunday, August 28, honorary 2016 Bürgermeister Jeff Thomas, Morning Show host on Q102, will lead the Germania parade of German Clubs and Dignitaries, and tap the ceremonial Cincinnati Keg on Sunday, August 28 at 1:30pm (parade) and 2:00pm (tapping), Kicking off the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati.



NAME: Oktoberfest 2016 (event pages)

PRESENTED BY: Germania Society of Cincinnati (Germania website)

SPONSORED BY: Warsteiner Bier

DATE: Friday-Sunday, Aug 26-28, 2016 (Facebook event)

The 46th Annual Germania Oktoberfest: The original and most authentic German Oktoberfest in the Cincinnati region — and kicking off the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati each year since 1971.


    – Ceremonial Tapping of the Oktoberfest Keg by our Biermeister Dan Carroll
    – Parade of dignitaries from Southwest Ohio’s German organizations, and the Tug-of-War teams lead by Bürgermeister Jeff Thomas
    – Ceremonial Tapping of the Cincinnati Keg and Official Opening of the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati by Bürgermeister Jeff Thomas

ADMISSION: $5, kids 12 and under free.
Free admission all weekend for active/retired military personnel with current military ID.

Friday, August 26, 6pm-Midnight
Saturday, August 27, 2pm-Midnight
Sunday, August 28, Noon-8pm

LOCATION: Germania Park, in Colerain Township

ADDRESS: 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH 45251 (map, parking, and directions)


Germania Oktoberfest features German food, including our famous sauerkraut balls, our legendary Oktoberfest chicken, Schwenkbraten (pork on a swing), Wursts, delicious German pastries, and much more! We also have a variety of German Biers, Wein, and Schnapps.

Since the end of our very successful Maifest, members of the Germania Society have been grooming our manicured Wiesn (event meadow), preparing our idyllic wooded picnic grove, readying our Klubhaus, and decorating our pavilion in anticipation of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration! Join us this August and stroll the beautiful Germania Park grounds surrounded by nature while enjoying traditional food, drink, and entertainment.

There’s live German music all weekend, dancing, and fun for the whole family. We have all NEW carnival rides, games for kids, as well as games of skill and chance for the big kids, plus our much-anticipated Tug-of-War competition (on Sunday). And we offer a wide variety of Imported German merchandise and gifts, including Steins, Trachten, and more. And now our Germania’s Signature condiments!

Being the first Oktoberfest in the Cincinnati area each year, we are the “Official Kickoff of the Oktoberfest Season in Cincinnati.” Join the Germania Society in launching the most fun time of the year, at Germania Park, in Colerain Township, just minutes from Cincinnati.



The Germania Society of Cincinnati
is proud to debut our new line of Germania’s Signature condiments this week at our Oktoberfest celebration, Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28, at beautiful Germania Park in Colerain Township.  These delicious condiments are based on the “Germania family’s” own traditional German recipes, and are produced exclusively for the Germania Society.


Germania Mustards, Sauce, and Seasoning - Germania Society of Cincinnati
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Our traditional German mustards include a Bavarian-style Sweet Mustard, a German-style Sweet-Hot Mustard, and Germania’s own special recipe Sauerkraut Mustard. The Klub is also offering, for the first time, Germania’s Signature Oktoberfest Chicken Seasoning — the taste that made their Oktoberfest Rotisserie Chicken famous — as well as Helga’s Recipe Traditional German Curry Sauce, just like we use at the Klub.

Our new condiments are available to use on our food free of charge at our events, including 2016 Oktoberfest (this weekend), 2016 Christkindlmarkt (in November), 2017 Maifest (next spring), and more.

They are also available for purchase, in packaged form to take with you, from our merchandise booth and some food booths. Ask for them at our next event — they make excellent giftsTake some home and keep Germania flavor in your kitchen all year round.



Photos for Press Use

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Oktoberfest Press Photos (preview) - Germania Society of Cincinnati
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High-resolution photos are available for media use on our Condiment page — clicking on any of the photos will load a larger version for download.

Germania Mustards, Sauce, and Seasoning (hi-res) - Germania Society of Cincinnati
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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 or visit our newly designed website:

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