The annual Columbus Oktoberfest returns to Columbus September 9-11, 2022 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.
Plus, check out a few other fun options to celebrate Oktoberfest in 2022 in the list below!
Oktoberfest Kick-off Party at Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Hofbrauhaus Columbus always celebrates Oktoberfest! Enjoy bier and food in celebration of Oktoberfest, while enjoying live music!
September 8, 2022, 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!
Oktoberfest Meiler Vier
The festive Meiler Vier, a four-mile foot race around the fairgrounds kicks off Oktoberfest weekend on Friday, September 9, 2022 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 2022 Columbus Oktoberfest.
Schmidt’s Columbus Oktoberfest at Ohio Expo Center
The big Oktoberfest is at the Ohio Expo Center from September 9-11, 2022. 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
Kidslinked Sunday Family Funday @ Oktoberfest
Don’t miss the Kidslinked Sunday Family Funday @ Oktoberfest on September 11, 2022. Featuring a Enjoy a fun bubble run and a princess and superhero pancake breakfast, followed by a princess and superhero parade!
There are lots of fun contests and freebies too! Click here for details and to register.
September 16-18, 2022
The Brewery District is home to the oldest and original Germania Oktoberfest at Germania Singing und Sport Society club house in Columbus.
Celebrate with music, dancing, amazing German, food, community, and – of course, the bier.
CRC Oktoberfest Fundraiser
The Oktoberfest Fundraiser for Clintonville CRC is September 17, 2022 from 2 pm – 6 pm, at North Broadway Methodist Church parking lot, 48 E. North Broadway.
Fundraiser Celebrating 50+ years of CRC
- Beer from Combustion Brewery, Barley’s Brewing, and Seventh Son
- Food from McGinnis Food Truck
- Live music with Buzzard Foot
- Kids’ activities; lawn games; and more!
Entry is free and beer wrist bands are $20 and include 2 beer tickets. Nonalcoholic drink options will also be available. Details here.
Oktoberfest at Zaftig Brewing Company
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Celebrate with Oktoberfest beer on tap, a stein-holding competition, keg-rolling competition, best-dressed contests for both humans and pets, Chef Jim on the smoker, music, and more. Details here.
Cocktails at the Conservatory – Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Franklin Park Conservatory hosts fun nights for ages 21+ to enjoy the Conservatory in a different light. The theme for September is Oktoberfest.
Enjoy German-style beers and fall ciders, as well as festive options from food trucks. Guests enjoy accordion music, trivia, themed performances, lawn games, and more. Oktoberfest clothing and costumes are encouraged!
Savor local sips and snacks as you revel in the gardens at golden hour. Tickets are $30 for non-members, $25 for members.
Two breweries are bringing their best German-style beers and a cidery has tasty fall ciders for guests to sample. Beyond the drinks, revelers will enjoy accordion music, trivia, themed performances and German food. Oktoberfest clothing and costumes are encouraged! Details here.
New Albany Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest
September 23–September 24, 2022
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!
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.
Pickerington Oktoberfest 2022
September 23-24, 2022 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, Oktoberfest 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.
Worthington Sunday Funday Octoberfest
Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 12 – 6 pm in Old Worthington. The Worthington Partnership, along with the merchants, will host an afternoon of themed food, entertainment, and specials in the historic district. Each merchant will adapt the theme to their own business.
Celebrate with pretzels, beers, and all fun things Oktoberfest!