For the second year, the Wolterman Law Office and City of Loveland will host Oktoberfest, a seasonal festival held in the German tradition, Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, beginning at 4 p.m.
The Little Miami River Chamber of Commerce and area businesses are helping transform Loveland’s business district into an old world German Biergarten filled with traditional foods, live music, events for all ages, and a wide selection of German-style beers. All beverage tips will be donated to CancerFree Kids, a Loveland organization that supports groundbreaking cancer research.
Oktoberfest kicks off on Friday with downtown restaurants and bars hosting the first rounds of Masskrugstemmen – competitive stein hoisting. Participants finishing the strongest at each establishment will face off in final competitions Saturday at the main stage. Mayor Kathy Bailey will officially tap the first keg immediately following the Keg Procession, also on Saturday.
The Oktoberfest festivities include a stein slide, wiener dog race, axe throwing, crafts, a kids’ zone with inflatables, a Warsteiner Emporium, and many other fun activities for the whole family. Local restaurants will all offer traditional German dishes, as well street vendors. The full schedule of events include:
Scheduled Events for Friday, September 23:
4:00 p.m. – start and Biergarten opens, Stein Slide opens
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Live Music on Main Stage: Alico the Band
6:00 to10:00 p.m. – Schnappsband
6:30 p.m. – Stein Hoist Prelims begin at local Restaurants and Bars
7:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Cincinnati Enzian Dancers
10:00 p.m. – Event ends
Events Scheduled for Saturday, September 24:
12:00 p.m. – Start and Biergarten Opens, Live Entertainment Begins, Stein Slide opens
12:0 to 1:00 p.m. – Premier Dance and Tumbling
12:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Kids zone with face painting, crafts, bounce house & games
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Schnappsband
3:00 p.m. – Weiner Dog Race: Nisbet Park
5:00 p.m. – Ceremonial Keg Procession and Keg Tapping : meet in front of City Hall
5:45 p.m. – Stein Hoist Finals on Main Stage hosted by WLWT Channel 5 Weather Forecaster, Randi Rico
6:00 p.m. – Zinzinnati Bier Band live on stage
10:00 p.m. – Event ends
Shuttle service will be available at the Loveland Early Childhood Center and Shopper’s Haven, beginning at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Additional information regarding the Oktoberfest schedule and participating businesses can be found at www.lmrchamberalliance.org.
Wolterman Law Office encourages all Loveland residents join us for a weekend of traditional German fun, food, and beer at the Second Annual Oktoberfest. If you have suffered personal injuries, require estate planning, or are business owner in need of legal counsel, call us at 513-488-1135 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Loveland, Ohio, we serve clients in Hamilton County, Fairfield, Norwood, and Forest Park, Ohio.