Sunday, September 22 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-09-22 23:37:15 GMT
One professional eater is 70 bratwurst heavier and the official winner of the fourth annual Hillshire Farm Brat Eating World Championship at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut overtook his competitorsMore >>
One professional eater is 70 bratwursts heavier and the official winner of the fourth annual Hillshire Farm Brat Eating World Championship at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.More >>
Friday, September 20 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-09-21 00:07:14 GMT
The largest Oktoberfest celebration in America kicks off today in Zinzinnati! Six blocks of Fifth Street are blocked off for more than 500,000 herren und frauen eating, singing, dancing and beer guzzling. OktoberfestMore >>
The largest Oktoberfest celebration in America kicks off today in Zinzinnati! Six blocks of Fifth Street are blocked off for more than 500,000 herren und frauen eating, singing, dancing and beer guzzling.More >>
Monday, September 16 2013 3:51 PM EDT2013-09-16 19:51:17 GMT
The annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati will be held this year on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2013. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a cultural festival celebrating the rich GermanMore >>
Some road closures are planned to make room for the fun of Oktoberfest. See the list and make your plans here.More >>
Tuesday, September 18 2012 6:32 AM EDT2012-09-18 10:32:01 GMT
Cincinnati Reds great Tom Browning will lead the chicken dance at this year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati celebration. The chicken dance will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fountain Square. BrowningMore >>
Cincinnati Reds great Tom Browning will lead the chicken dance at this year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati celebration.More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
If you attended Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2013, it's no surprise the event had record attendance.
An estimated 600,000 people danced, drank beer and enjoyed delicious German eats at this year's festival. Organizers say that number is a 20 percent increase from the previous record set in 2012.
The event set an all-time Saturday attendance record this year as well, up 25 percent over last year.
Saturday crowd was the largest ever in our 38-year history," said Patrick
Sheeran, Vice President of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the producers of
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. "We also had an impressive crowd at our first-ever
Friday night opening despite nearly three inches of rain falling. When you
combine both of those days with an extremely strong turnout for Sunday, we are
thrilled with this year's Oktoberfest and how the event continues to drive
awareness and economic impact for our downtown. It continues to be a
world-class event, but the best is always yet to come, and we are already
looking toward next year."
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is a free, non-gated event. Organizers base the estimated attendance number on vendor feedback, hotel bookings and sales projections.
Good news if you're already planning for next year: Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2014 will continue to be held on the third weekend of September (19, 20, 21) in conjunction with Cincinnati's sister city, Munich.
Friday, August 29 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:33:42 GMT
South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck on Gun Range Road, between Wire Road and Highway 1.Troopers responded just after 1 p.m, according to the SCHP database.Additional details areMore >>
The Aiken Co. Coroner's Office confirmed Willis L. Purvis, 55, was returning home on his Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control of it, and was ejected. More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:06:26 GMT
The Red Cross of Augusta is offering safety tips for this Labor Day weekend. Experts say if you're packing up and heading out of town, bring even the things you think you won't need just in case. "MakeMore >>
The Red Cross of Augusta is offering safety tips for this Labor Day weekend.More >>