Sunday, September 22, 2013

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

We had a great time at the 2013 Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.  Of course, we always enjoy our visits to Cincinnati, especially at festivals like Oktoberfest. 

We picked up our friend, Rex Dillinger at 8 am and made the drive down the AA Highway to Cold Spring, Kentucky where we met up with Emily and Ian and made the short trip over to downtown Cincinnati. Since the Bengals were playing Green Bay at home, parking was more difficult than usual but we were able to find a spot on a lot fairly quickly.
We walked along the closed Fifth Street from Vine past Broadway and sampled the food and drinks from the many vendors from the Cincinnati area and around the world.  We all love goetta balls and the potato pancakes (Kartoffelpuffer) but we also had goetta reuben, sausages, sauerkraut balls and strudel.
As every year, there were many music venues with bands from the Cincinnati area and even from Germany.  We spent time to sit and listen to most of the bands and to enjoy the variety of German music. 
We took off around 3 pm and made a stop at the Party Source in Newport, Kentucky on the way home.  We got back before 7 pm.  We are already looking forward to the 2014 Oktoberfest.

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