Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is happening NOW! Here’s what you need to know

How fun is Oktoberfest Zinzinnati? Foodies who have attended the event have consumed 87,542 metts and downed 3,600 pounds of sauerkraut.

The annual food and beer fest runs through Sunday on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Cincinnati. About 500,000 people are expected to flock downtown this weekend.

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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green will lead the World’s Largest Chicken Dance beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm.

The festival is free, but vendors only accept cash, and there are ATMs on site. Food prices range from $3 to $8 and beer costs from $6 to 12. There is public and private parking around the area.

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The annual festival celebrating Cincinnati’s German heritage began on Friday with the running of the weiner dogs.

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