6th Annual Schwabenfest

Arts and Entertainment

June 8, 2016

From: Cincinnati Donauschwaben

Inspired by the mechanical Ox consisting of a "locomobile" mounted on four iron wheels and a rotisserie with a revolving spit, an enclosure and a smokestack created by German butcher named Johann Rossler, Schwabenfest has become a great way to relax and enjoy the Spring weather. It is the only festival in the Cincinnati area featuring an authentic whole ox roast.

New to the festival this year will be a special keg tapping ceremony featuring Christian Moerlein beer and Moerlein inspired sauces to serve with the Ox dinners. The festival promises an Oktoberfest-like setting, live entertainment by the Donauschwaben dancers, the return of the Donauschwaben stein holding contest, in addition to live music provided by local bands Saffire Express (Friday night), Squeeze Play (Saturday afternoon) and Alp'n Zaub'n (Saturday evening).

"The Donauschwaben Society's mission has always been to preserve and celebrate our German heritage," said Nick Krummen, Schwabenfest co-chair. "We are excited to bring back the Ox roasting tradition to Cincinnati for the third year in a row and add a local flavor to the festival with Christian Moerlein and OTR Cider Co."

Beer selections for Schwabenfest will include local beers from Christian Moerlein, the Donauschwaben's house beer Schwabenlager, OTR Cider Co., which recently debuted at the Taste of Cincinnati, and others. Food items will include our delicious homemade sausage dinners, Oxen Roast with beer inspired sauces (Saturday only), pretzel sandwiches with ham or turkey, homemade apple and cherry strudel, Bavarian cream puffs, and more.

June 10, 2016:
6.30pm to Midnight - Music By Saffire Express
7.30 to 8.00pm - Youth Group Dance Group
8.00 to 8.15pm - Keg Tapping
9.30 to 10.00pm - Schuhplattler Dance Group

June 11, 2016:
2.00 to 6.00pm - Music By Squeeze Play
4.00pm - Opening Ceremony And parade
6.00pm - Youth Group Dance Group
6.30pm - Schuhplatter Dance Group
8.30pm - 4th Annual Stein Holding Contest
&.00pm to Midnight Music By The Alp'n Zaub'n

Cost : $3

Date : June 10 and 11 2016

Location :  Cincinnati Donauschwaben

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