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Oktoberfest returns to Cleveland after 2020 cancellation: ‘Great food, great beer, great atmosphere’

Oktoberfest is here for 2 weekends in 2021!
Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 7:10 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Oktoberfest is back! After a 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19, the event returned to Cleveland this Labor Day weekend.

It kicked off Friday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

Wrapped up in holiday plans? You’ll have another chance to attend: Oktoberfest is happening from Sept. 3 to 6, and the following weekend, Sept. 10 and 11.

Cleveland’s Oktoberfest returns Labor Day weekend
Cleveland’s Oktoberfest returns Labor Day weekend(Source: WOIO)

You can pre-purchase your ticket here or purchase a general admission ticket for $15 upon arrival.

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend Cleveland’s Oktoberfest, which is one of the largest in the United States, according to a press release.

“Dust off your lederhosen, bring your hunger for weinerschnitzel, and get ready to soak in the culture,” said Adam Roggenburk, CEO of Heritage Productions.

Organizers shared a list of what to expect during the six-day event:

- Full selection of Oktoberfest-style beers

- Performances by tribute bands

- Wiener dog races

- Authentic German and European foods

- Fireworks

Find operating hours and a full schedule of events by clicking here.

Cleveland’s Oktoberfest returns Labor Day weekend
Cleveland’s Oktoberfest returns Labor Day weekend(Source: WOIO)

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