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Columbus Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Entrance at the Ohio State Fairgrounds

Schmidt’s Columbus Oktoberfest 2021 is coming! While 2020 was not the year any of us expected and we were heartbroken to have to cancel we are busy planning for Columbus Oktoberfest 2021 and looking forward to a brighter, healthier celebration September 10th, 11th, 12th.

Two happy men sharing a pretzel


From day one the Schmidt family of Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus has been a part of presenting this great festival. This makes the Columbus Oktoberfest unique in that it is the only Central Ohio Festival produced by a family business versus a city or major corporate entity. This community festival has been brewing up and serving smiles for 55 years. There truly is something for everyone. Tasty food, lively music, bountiful brews, and games galore. The Columbus Oktoberfest has it all. Bier Halls with ample dance floors, a delightful Wine Garten, a giant Kinderplatz (Children’s area) in the beautiful Natural Resources park, an eclectic Marktplatz (arts/crafts, commercial area), a full entertainment line up on three stages, a Vier Meiler (4 miler run/walk event) and of course delicious brats, cream puffs and all the other traditional items you expect.

The Columbus Oktoberfest invites you to celebrate “Gemutlichkeit” with us, a time that celebrates “the spirit of enjoying life” like none other. We hope to see you here!

Click here to view more fun photos from the 2012 Columbus Oktoberfest!

Photo collage of past Oktoberfestivals