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September 24 - September 25

On Friday and Saturday September 24th and 25th, the city of Loveland will host their first annual Oktoberfest Event. The Little Miami River Chamber Alliance and area businesses are turning the downtown Loveland area German for a few days. Restaurants and bars will hold first round “Masskrugstemmen” Competitions (Stein Hoist Contests) on Friday and then the battle amongst businesses with the strongest Stein Hoist participant will be held on-stage Saturday at 6:30 PM. Also on Saturday, Loveland will host an official Keg procession and tapping of the keg by Loveland’s Mayor, Kathy Bailey! Live entertainment, a Biergarten, stein slide, wiener dog race, arts and crafts, the Warsteiner Emporium and much more make up the remainder of the weekend.

Below is a complete schedule of events for the main stage. Restaurants and Bars will also be hosting German and music throughout the weekend. There will be German fare available ALL over Loveland from restaurants and vendors as well.

Mayor Kathy Bailey said, “We are very excited that LMRCA (Little Miami River Chamber Alliance), agreed to take on this event! It will be a wonderful addition to all the other events that we offer the community.

CeeCee Collins, president of the chamber shared that, “We are so happy to hold our first Oktoberfest. We have a lot of festivals and fun activities in late spring and summer, now we have a fall event that our visitors can enjoy.”

Come enjoy fall/Oktoberfest offerings in a great environment!

Friday September 24

  • 4:00 PM start and Biergarten opens, Stein Slide opens
  • 6:30 PM Live Music on Main Stage
  • 6:30 PM Stein Hoist Prelims begin at Restaurants and Bars
  • 7:30 PM Lederhosen costume contest – Bishop’s Quarter
  • 10:00 PM Event ends


Saturday, September 25

  • 4:00 PM Start and Biergarten Opens, Live Entertainment Begins, Stein Slide opens
  • 4:30 PM Weiner Dog Race
  • 5:30 PM Ceremonial Keg Procession and Keg Taping
  • 6:00 PM Zinzinnati Bier Band live on stage
  • 6:30 PM Stein Hoist Final on Main Stage next to Emporium -Randy Rico to emcee
  • 11:00 PM Event end


For more information:  chamberalliance


September 24
September 25
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