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Columbus Oktoberfest Cancelled For 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)– The 55th annual Columbus Oktoberfest has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled for Sept. 11 to 13, 2020 on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center.

“Columbus Oktoberfest is one of Central Ohio’s longest running festival traditions and we’re heartbroken that we can’t gather together and celebrate this year,” said Carla Epler, COO of Schmidt’s and Columbus Oktoberfest executive director. “Of course, our top priority is the safety of our guests and a commitment to doing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 so we can all gather together soon.”

More than 30,000 Central Ohioans typically come out for the annual celebration of German heritage that spotlights German food, drink, music, dance and other beloved traditions.

One such tradition – the festive Meiler Vier, a four-mile foot race around the fairgrounds to kick off Oktoberfest weekend – will continue as a virtual event. The popular race typically sells out at 500 participants, many of whom run or walk in dirndls and lederhosen. Participants are encouraged to run or walk the four miles between Sept. 11 to 13 and they will receive a Meiler Vier shirt, a special offer from Schmidt’s, and a finisher medal. Participants can register here

Oktoberfest 2021 is slated for Sept. 10 – 12.

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