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Schmidt's Columbus Oktoberfest 2022
September 9, 10, 11

Held at the Ohio Expo Center / Ohio State Fairgrounds

FREE Admission - Hours:
Friday: 5pm - 12 Midnight
Saturday: 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Sunday: 12 Noon - 8pm

Food & Beverage Sales
All Food and Beverage will be Credit Card only. To reduce contact and expedite service, we have removed cash as a payment option. Food and beverage vendors cannot accept cash or tickets. Cash can be converted to an on-site use fest card at the souvenier stand in the Heidelberg Hall.

Parking is $10.00 per car. We have abundant paved parking for all.

History of Oktoberfest
On behalf of the Schmidt family and the Columbus Oktoberfest we would like to welcome you to the Annual Columbus Oktoberfest. Not only does the event have a tremendous history in this city, but the Schmidt family adds 135+ years of Columbus tradition as well!

The Columbus Oktoberfest originated in Schiller Park, moved to the Ohio Expo Center, then set-up at multiple sites throughout German Village for several years (these sites each became unavailable due to new development in the district). Despite much success, the German Village Society sadly voted to cancel Oktoberfest in July of 2009, citing lack of profitability and the desire to move away from relying on weather-related events for fundraising efforts.

At this time, the Schmidt family stepped in on behalf of the Oktoberfest, partnering with the Ohio Expo Center (a previously successful site which offers unique facilities resembling authentic German beer halls) and the Cox Family, another local business offering over 65 years of family experience in the event industry. With only eleven weeks, a handful of promotional partners and a shoestring budget, the Schmidt’s and their partners were able to produce an outstanding Oktoberfest that exceeded the expectations of all.

We are thrilled to once again return to the Ohio Expo Center! The Expo Center offers authentic-style facilities (historic century-old pavilions offering 100,000 square feet of covered space). The Oktoberfest includes the beautiful and spacious ODNR Natural Resources Park as well as paved parking and easy access to the event site.

COVID-19 STATEMENT: We ask that patrons, exhibitors and vendors abide by all CDC, local and State Government mandates in place at the time of the event dates. If not vaccinated, please wear your mask. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. By participating at the event, this constitutes your understanding, and the understanding by all those working with you, of this risk and you each voluntarily assume such risks. The Huff’s Promotions staff, the Columbus Oktoberfest Committee, Schmidt’s, Concessions by Cox or the Ohio Expo Center Commission cannot be held liable if you or anyone working with you contracts COVID-19.

Contact info:
240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus, Ohio 43206





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Weatherproof event!
100,000 sq ft of covered space
Ohio Expo Center /
Ohio State Fairgrounds