Pick out your best lederhosen and brush up on your German as Zinzinnati hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the entire country.
More than a half-million herren and frauen will head downtown dressed in their German best to eat, sing, listen to music, root for their favorite Dachshund in the Running of the Wieners (noon Friday on Fountain Square) and perform in the world’s largest chicken dance (4 p.m.
Friday on Fountain Square) led by the USS Enterprise’s very own Hikaru Sulu, aka George Takei. More than 3,600 pounds of sauerkraut, 1,300 barrels of beer and 200 other über German dishes will be at your disposal all weekend long.
5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Free. Fifth Street from Vine Street to Sentinel, Downtown, oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.