SOURCE: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

September 18, 2009 08:00 ET

America's Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA Gets off to a Running Start With the "Running of the Wieners"

B-Roll, Interview Available on Friday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m. via Satellite

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) -

Who:   Dozens of daschunds will compete to be named the
       "top dog" in the third annual and wildly popular
       "Cincinnati USA Running of the Wieners" to get a
       jump on Cincinnati's Oktoberfest celebration.
       Each contestant will be provided its competition
       "race gear," a hot dog bun costume.

What:  The third annual "Cincinnati USA Running of the
       Wieners" builds excitement for the Opening Ceremonies
       of the Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati on Saturday,
       Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.

When:  The third annual "Cincinnati USA Running of the Wieners" will be
       held on Friday, Sept. 18, noon.

Where: Fountain Square, the heart of downtown Cincinnati

Why:   How many times a year do you get to write the word "wiener" into
       a script or story?

About Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati

On September 19 and 20, Cincinnati will transform into Zinzinnati USA as it hosts America's Oktoberfest. More than half-a-million herren und frauen will converge on a six-block area in the heart of downtown to eat, sing, mingle, sport lederhosen, listen to polka music, try to speak German and perform the Chicken Dance. Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati USA is considered the nation's preeminent Oktoberfest celebration and is the largest celebration of its kind in the country and second only to the original in Munich in the world. USA Today calls Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati one of the 10 best beer fests in America, and media outlets from to Better Homes & Gardens have lauded Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati as the place for an authentically-German good time.

Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit

B-roll and interview from the event is available at:

September 18, 2009
2:00-2:15 p.m. EDT
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