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Grand Marshals announced for Chicken Dance

In two weeks Cincinnati will welcome 500,000 its closest friends in what is the largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich, Germany. During the weekend of September 19-21, along 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati, people will:

  • Drink 1700 barrels of beer (the size of a big swimming pool)
  • Devour 20,000 cream puffs (equal to the length of eight Boeing 747's)
  • Consume 80,000 bratwursts (the length of 29 Empire State Building)

Grand Marshals Nick and Drew Lachey will preside over the festival and lead the World's Largest Chicken Dance, a Cincinnati tradition since 1994. Click here for a list of past Grand Marshals.

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will return to try and break his world record of eating the most brats. Last year he downed 70 in 10 minutes.

The fun starts now: Look for hidden chicken hats


Oktoberfest Schedule:

Friday Sept. 19, 5p.m. to midnight

Saturday Sept. 20, 11a.m. to midnight

Sunday, Sept. 21, 11a.m. to 10pm

The World's Largest Chicken Dance, Saturday Sept. 21, 5p.m. Fountain Square

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has more information about Oktoberfest Zinzinnati here.