Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Celebrate Oktoberfest This Weekend In Cuyahoga Falls

Jim Woods

Want something fun to do this weekend? Well, I've got some great news: The Oktoberfest is back this year in downtown Cuyahoga Falls on September 17th, 18th and 19th. Admission is totally free, as is parking. You can bring the whole family for a great time enjoying food, music, and some seasonal brews.

There will be German food, music, and dancing along with locally brewed Oktoberfest beers on tap. Six local breweries—including HiHo Brewing Co., Missing Mountain Brewing Co., Ohio Brewing Co. and McArthur’s Brew House, MadCap Brew Co. of Kent and Hop Tree Brewing of Hudson—will all be on tap at the beer stations serving their Oktoberfest brews as well as some of their own signature brews!

Some of the food available will include a variety of German baked goods, schnitzel, sausages, German potato salad, pierogis, chicken paprikash, haluski, cheesesteaks and much more! In addition, a popcorn eating contest will happen outside Metropolis Popcorn at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18.

Many local downtown Cuyahoga Falls businesses will even have extended hours during the event too. So this is a perfect opportunity to visit Hope Soap's new location on Front Street or even pick up a fantastic book to read at Shelf Life Bookstore (look for the wooden sign it is located in the same building as Magna Wine Boutique).

As far as Musical entertainment goes, the concerts will take place in two locations; the amphitheater (also known as the Biergarten stage) and adjacent to Portage Trail (also known as the German Central stage).

Here is a schedule of what is happening at the two stages:

Friday, Sept. 17:

Biergarten Stage

5-7 p.m.: The Band Allegiance

8-11 p.m,: Disco Inferno

German Central Stage

5-7:15 p.m.:  The Polka Pirates

7:15-8 p.m.: German Family Society Youth Group Dancers

8-11 p.m.: The Polka Pirates

Strolling Accordion Player

6-8 p.m.: Mike Wojitila

Saturday, Sept. 18:

Biergarten Stage

1-3 p.m.:  Olivia and the Bells

4-7 p.m.: Tony Rio and Relentless

8-11 p.m.: Buck Naked Band

German Central Stage

1-3 p.m.: Gottscheer Blaskapelle

4-7 p.m.:  Wally Wolinski's Duo and Friends

8-11 p.m.:  Humbucker Bkues

Near German Central Stage

3 p.m.:  Popcorn Eating Contest outside the Metropolis Popcorn Store

Strolling Accordion Player

3 -5 p.m.: Mike Wojitila

Sunday, Sept. 19

Biergarten Stage

Noon-12:30 p.m.:  Woodridge High School Marching Band (marches through the festival starting at the North End and heading to the South End to perform a short show)

1-4 p.m.: Instant Replay

5-8 p.m.: Frontier - Journey Tribute

German Central Stage

12:30-3:30 p.m.: Cleveland Donauschwaben Blaskapelle 

3:30-4:30 p.m.: German Family Society Junior Youth Group Dancers

4:30-7:30 p.m.:  The Music Box

Strolling Accordion Player

2-4 p.m.: Mike Wojitila

It is important to note that there is no parking on Front Street or during the festival (see picture below for area marked in Yellow for free parking in the parking decks and parking lots).
mapphoto by Downtown CF Partnership

So come on out to downtown Cuyahoga Falls this weekend for a great time. The weather forecast looks wonderful. I hope to see you there!

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