The annual Columbus Oktoberfest returns to Columbus September 10-12, 2021 for 3 days of German fun! Make plans to enjoy delicious German food and beer at the Ohio Expo Center while listening to the musical performances on two stages and tons of events. Read below for details. Plus, check out a few other fun options to celebrate Oktoberfest in 2021!
Enjoy Taft’s beer paired with Brezel pretzels on September 8, 2021 from 5p-8p. With your $15 ticket, you’ll get a flight of 4 different beers, each perfectly paired with a fresh pretzel twist. Plus, you’ll get a wristband to enjoy $1 off Oktubberfest for the day of the event. This is a self-guided pairing! Upon entering, you’ll be handed your pairing worksheet, brews and pretzels to enjoy at your leisure.
- Original Pretzel + Oktubberfest Fesbier
- French Onion Asiago Pretzel + Double Gavel Banger DIPA
- Basil Garlic Peppercorn Pretzel + Snake in the Grass Belgian Blonde Ale
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Pretzel + Maverick Chocolate Porter
Taft’s Brewpourium Columbus, 440 W Broad Street, Columbus, OH 45215
The big Oktoberfest is at the Ohio Expo Center from September 10-12, 2021. Follow on Facebook to stay up-to-date as more details are announced.
This community festival has been brewing up and serving smiles for 55 years. Oktoberfest will feature three stages of German music, polka dancing, and contemporary bands, and a “marktplatz” with more than 100 arts, crafts and commercial vendors with local and international products. Don’t forget about the amazing food and beer and wine options! Schmidt’s Restaurant and Sausage Haus will be serving up its famous Bratwursts, Bahama Mamas, Frankfurters, Fried Bologna, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and the fan-favorite Jumbo Cream Puffs.
Bring the family! Kids will enjoy The Kinderplatz, a children’s area with bounce rides, crafts, face-painting, and representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Admission is FREE, but parking is $10/vehicle. All purchases will be credit card only, to reduce contact and expedite service. Full details on website.
Friday: 5pm – 12 Midnight
Saturday: 12 Noon – 12 Midnight
Sunday: 12 Noon – 8pm
Oktoberfest Meiler Vier
The festive Meiler Vier, a four-mile foot race around the fairgrounds kicks off Oktoberfest weekend on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 6:15 pm. The popular race sells out at 500 participants, many of whom run or walk in dirndls and lederhosen.
All participants will receive a shirt, medal, complimentary beer (craft beer excluded), a complimentary sausage and FREE parking* at the 2021 Columbus Oktoberfest.
Register early to guarantee your spot! If the 2021 Oktoberfest Meiler Vier is canceled due to COVID-19, all participants will be transferred to a virtual experience.
Kidslinked Sunday Family Funday @ Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Hofbrauhaus Columbus always celebrates Oktoberfest, so stayed tuned for details! Enjoy bier and food in celebration of Oktoberfest, while enjoying live music!
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5 pm – 10 pm. Official Kick Off Party to Oktoberfest celebrates the Co-Sponsorship with Schmidt’s at Our Haus! Festivities begin at 5:00pm, followed by the ceremonial Keg Tapping at 7:00pm!
September 17th & 18th, 2021. Great Biers & Food, LIVE Music, Family Fun! *Stay tuned for more details*
New Albany Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest
Friday, September 24, 3:30pm – 11:00pm and Saturday, September 25, 12:00pm – 11:00pm.
This free family event features food vendors, live entertainment, craft vendors, and a beer garden. Kids activities include bounce houses, balloon twisters, face painters, caricature artists, games, beauty bus, photo booth, and more!
Local sculptor and artist Dustin Weatherby will be demonstrating his sculpture skills by creating a large work of art where he’ll be carving a huge pumpkin from wood over the two-day festival.
In addition to the Live Entertainment schedule below, the nation’s longest continually active Germanic singing club, the Columbus Männerchor, will be singing and harmonizing as they roam around the festival Friday night dressed in lederhosen.
Friday, September 24, 2021
5:00pm – 8:00pm, Liberty Deep Down (LDD)
8:00pm – 11:00pm, LT Dan’s New Legs (LDNL)
Saturday, September 25, 2021
12:00pm – 3:00pm, Zack Attack Band
4:00pm – 7:00pm, Alexis Gomez
7:00pm – 7:30pm, Trip Lawson
7:30pm – 8:00pm, Pride New Albany
8:00pm – 11:00pm, The Martini Affair
The Buckeye game will be shown on the large Jumbotron on Saturday. There will be 15 food vendors, and BrewDog will have several beer options available, along with other drink options available. Drink tickets can be purchased at the event for $6/ticket by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover) or mobile payment only. No cash will be accepted.
Pickerington Oktoberfest 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021 from noon – 10 pm. A FREE Community Event brought to you by the Pickerington Village Association and Combustion Brewery & Taproom. This outdoor event and bier garden will take place in the Combustion parking lot. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. The event features live music all day, food trucks, Brokemans Beer Mile (chug a beer, run a quarter mile x4), traditional Oktoberfest games including a Stein Holding Contest, special beer releases, and more.
See Facebook event page here.
The Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Clintonville CRC on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 2pm – 6pm at North Broadway Methodist Church parking lot, 48 E. North Broadway.
Fundraiser Celebrating 50 years of CRC
• $10 per beer wristband includes one beer ticket
• Authentic German Street Food from A Cut Above – Schnitzel & More
• Amazing Beers from Barley’s Brewing Company, Lineage Brewing, and Seventh Son Brewing
• Live Music by The Deeptones
• Seasonal Kids Activities
Mini Cornhole Tournament Begins at 3pm.
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