Long time readers may remember this shirt but given it is a top seller at the store, it is one I like to highlight each year. This is the first t-shirt I ever designed for the store: it depicts a guy in lederhosen carrying a large sausage. The back say’s “Grab your Sausage and Have Fun”.
Why highlight an Oktoberfest shirt the end of August? Well, while Munich Germany’s Oktoberfest actually runs into October (Sept 18 – October 3), Cincinnati celebrates it smack dab in September (the 18th and 19th) and Covington, KY (right across the river from Cincinnati) celebrates the weekend before.
Quick trivial facts. Cincinnati has the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the United States. Last year an astute commenter indicated that it was Canada that held the distinction of the largest outside of Germany. However, he is wrong according to my spot Wikipedia sources. The largest celebration outside Germany is in Blumenau, BRAZIL! But here is where Cincinnati gets back some of it’s swagger. Estimates for the Canadian and Brazilian Oktoberfest are in the 700,000’s. However each lasts about a week. Cincinnati pulls in around 500,000 people in just 2 days. Now who drinks more?
More designs created over the years:
Click image to go to page.