The Schmidt family and the Columbus Oktoberfest team are excited to welcome you to the 53rd Annual Columbus Oktoberfest!

The 53rd Annual Columbus Oktoberfest is happening this Friday Sep 7 from 5 p.m. – midnight, Saturday Sep 8 from noon-midnight and Sunday Sep 9 from noon – 8 p.m. at the Ohio Expo Center/Ohio State Fairgrounds (717 E 17th Ave Columbus).

Three 100-year-old historic covered pavilions at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair provide the perfect backdrop for two stages and dance floors for lots of polkas! Three days of live music, food, bier, crafts and more!

All Food and Beverage will be sold by tickets only. To make it easy on you, there will be several ticket locations throughout the grounds and patrons will need to purchase tickets to exchange for all food and beverage. Tickets will be sold in strips of 10 for $10.

Whether you are interested in the 4-Mile Run on Friday, Miss Oktoberfest Contest, Karaoke, Marktplatz and Merchant Market, kids activities or a full schedule of live music, visit

This family-friendly event is FREE to attend!

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