Face it: Germans almost monopolize the fall food festival scene in Cincinnati with über Oktoberfest enthusiasm. If you’re growing weary of Limburger cheese and all things wurst, the Guinness Oyster Fest might be a good point of respite.
Succulent raw and cooked oyster dishes will be available courtesy of Washington Platform, and Guinness will dole out the pints to wash those puppies down. Live music from The Whompers, Heavy Hinges and The Unlucky Charms. The speed-eating oyster contest ought to be interesting, too. Free. 5-10 p.m. Fountain Square. 520 Vine St., Downtown.