If you are in for an Oktoberfest in Kentucky, you are lucky. You are surrounded by some of the best festivals for Oktoberfest in the country. If you don’t head up to Cincinnati for their Oktoberfest, you are crazy. If you are looking for something close to home, consider one of these seven Kentucky Oktoberfests.
MainStrasse Oktoberfest – Covington, KY – September 6-8, 2013
Opening ceremony and keg tapping on Saturday at 12:30 following parade. Vintage Stein contest, chalk art contest, bier garten, live music, crafts and food at this Northern Kentucky Oktoberfest across the river from Cincinnati.
Christ the King Oktoberfest – Lexington, KY – September 20-21, 2013
Location: Cathedral of Christ The King, 299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502
Newport Oktoberfest – Newport, KY – September 27-29, 2013
Large beer tent with food, music and continuous live German entertainment that promises to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area.
Location: Riverboat Row, Newport, Kentucky, 41071
Belle of Louisville Oktoberfest Cruise – Louisville, KY – October 5, 12 and 19, 2013
Location: 401 West River Road Louisville, KY
Maysville Oktoberfest – Maysville, KY – August 9-10, 2013
Saint Timothy Parish Oktoberfest – Union, KY – September 20-23, 2013
German food, drinks, live music, midway rides, games and entertainment. 5K Run/Walk on Saturday. Sunday is family day with all you can ride bracelets on sale.
Location: 10272 US 42 Union KY 41091
Paducah Oktoberfest – Paducah, KY – October 18-19, 2013
Third annual Oktoberfest & Polka Party at Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery. Beer tasting dinner on Friday night with full day of food, Schlafly beer and live music on Saturday.
Location: 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, KY 42001
Original Butchertown Oktoberfest – Louisville, KY – September 21, 2013
This Louisville Oktoberfest will have an art fair, food and beer. Live music in the evening.
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1406 E Washington St, Louisville, Kentucky.
Spencer County Octoberfest – Taylorsville, KY – October 5-6, 2013
Smithland Octoberfest – Smithland, KY – October 5, 2013
You are so close to so many fantastic festivals that you should definitely check out the largest Oktoberfests in the United States and the festivals in surrounding states: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.
Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.
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