Posted by: The Busy Post | September 22, 2012

Ever been to Zinzinnati?


Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA, presented by Sam Adams, is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country and the second largest in the world. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area of Fifth Street to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance!

Traditional games: Hanna Marie Harten takes part in a beer stein race as part of the festivities at Oktoberfest¿Zinzinnati

Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati features seven stages showcasing continuous live German music and more than 30 food vendors serving close to 200 dishes. And more than 800 barrels of beer, or 1.6 million ounces, are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, the approximate capacity of a small microbrewery.

To kick of the weekend, an Oktoberfest Sneak Peek will start on Fountain Square at noon on Friday. Enjoy authentic food, beverages and music until midnight as you have a front-row seat to watch the annual John Morrell Running of the Wieners races, Gemuetlichkeit Games and downtown’s Fifth Street transform into America’s Oktoberfest.

Fast food: The dashunds ran about 75 feet in the race at America's largest celebration of the German festival

This year enjoy the Sam Adams Stein Hoist Heard Around the World, the Cincinnati.com Glockenspiel, Hofbrauhaus, Stammtisch, Hudepohl, Beck’s, Erdinger and Yuengling Fest Tents, plus the World’s Largest Chicken Dance! Sneak Peek starts Friday, September 21st at noon with the Running of the Wieners and the Gemuetlichkeit [Guh-MUT-le-kite] or Goodwill Games.

Hofbrauhaus has imported beer from Munich. Left: Bratwurst, metts and hot dogs will be on the grill at Oktoberfest.

What do we eat? According to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, grazing gourmets created the following Statistiken with their gluttonous consumption at a previous Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. These Zahlen were gleaned from an extensive survey of Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati food vendors:

  • 87,542 metts
  • 80,500 bratwurst
  • 64,000 sauerkraut balls
  • 56,250 sausages
  • 24,640 potato pancakes
  • 23,004 soft pretzels
  • 20,000 cream puffs
  • 16,002 strudel
  • 6,000 jumbo pickles
  • 3,600 lbs. sauerkraut
  • 1,875 lbs. German potato salad
  • 702 lbs. Limburger cheese
  • 700 pigtails
  • 400 pickled pigs feet

But those aren’t the only Nummern that count at Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. Nearly 600 volunteers contribute their time and energy to stage the event. And Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati established a world record, as proclaimed by the Guinness Book of Records in its 1995-97 editions, with 48,000 participating in the World’s Largest Chicken Dance in 1994.

via Oktoberfest home – Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

And from the www.festivalpig.com ‘s list of top 10 Beer Festivals of the world (top 4 and 8 out of 10 were in Germany!):

No.5 Oktoberfest in Zinzinnati/Cincinnati

September 21st – 22nd 2012

This American beer festival dates back to 1976 and is the largest beer festival in America with over 500,000 attending every year. Proceedings open the tapping of the keg and followed with the Running of the Weiners, beer barrell rolling and other bizarre Bavarian traditions all accompanied with lederhosen and a soothing backdrop of brass bands. Cincinnati Oktoberfest can also lay claim to the largest chicken dance ever (Guinness book of records certified) in 1994 with 48,000 participants.

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