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Kent Oktoberfest

Sep 23


Join us for the annual Kent Oktoberfest, presented by Giant Eagle and Spaten Oktoberfest.

Enjoy a variety of seasonal beers from 3 beer trucks, German inspired food from our local eateries, live music at the Hometown Bank Plaza, performances from German dancers, steinholding competitions and more! Sorry, no pets. Service animals welcome. See “Parking & Maps” tab above for places to park.

This year’s event is also generously sponsored by Bell Tower Brewing, MadCap Brew Co., North Water Brewing, Hometown Bank, Portage Community Bank, Ametek, Klaben Auto Stores, The Portager & Summit FM.



September 23
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Hometown Bank Plaza
142 N Water St
Kent, OH 44240 United States


Main Street Kent

Entertainment at the Hometown Bank Plaza


  • 12:00pm – Mike Wojtila Trio (polka!)
  • 12:30, 1:30, and  2:30 – German Family Society Youth Dancers. Join the fun and dance along during the 2:30 performance!
  • 3:30 – Brent Kirby Trio
  • 5:30 – Ringer
  • 8:00 – Van Sailin’

Good Eats

Bell Tower BrewingCharcuterie Cups: pepperoni + sopressata, three cheeses, berries and grapes
Daisy Pops
– a variety of fall cake pops including a collaboration with Bell Tower Brewing
Erie Street Kitchen – beer cheese soup, pretzel bites, pork bratwurst dinner, braised red cabbage, german potato salad
GRAZERS – cabbage & noodles, hot pretzels, nachos, smoked turkey legs, bean vegan chili
Kent Fire Department – brat sandwiches with whole grain mustard ~ all food donated by Giant Eagle for department fundraiser
Over Easy @ The Depot – smoked pulled pork & smoked pulled chicken sandwiches
Pierogi Lady – variety of handmade pierogi
Popped! – caramel popcorn, candied nuts, caramel apples
Ray’s Place – beer brat sandwich, stuffed cabbage rolls, german potato salad, german chocolate cake
Roll Call menu coming soon
Taco Tontos – (indoor) Oktoberfest Burrito – potato, cheese, knock wurst, sauerkraut & house made beer cheese

Beer here!

With three beer trucks in the event area, we’re offering a variety of great beverages: Spaten Oktoberfest, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Elysian Night Owl, Wolf’s Ridge Oktoberfest, seasonal cider…AND Seasonal beer from our local guys: Bell Tower Brewing, MadCap Brew Co. & North Water Brewing! Something for everyone! Prost!

All beverages will be served in recyclable plastic cups; no glassware will be available for purchase. Commemorative plastic Oktoberfest beer pitchers will be available while supplies last. The first 200 Giant Eagle cardholders to present their card will receive a free pitcher (you pay for the beer)! Cash and credit cards accepted.

Beer – $6
Pitcher – $23
Pitcher refill – $18

Steinholding Competition

We are hosting our first ever (unofficial) Steinholding Competition at Kent Oktoberfest! There will be two heats, one at 3pm and one at 5pm. There are 20 spots available in each heat. We will have 10 male participants compete against one another, and 10 female participants compete against one another. Prizes will be awarded to one male and one female person in each contest! Ticket includes a 1L glass stein full of beer.

Sign up at the gazebo on Franklin Ave. at the event. (Online sales have ended.)

Thanks to our sponsors!