6. Hofbräuhaus Oktoberfest
| @ Hofbräuhaus in Newport | Fri/Sat/Sun | 6-9PM/12-7PM/12-7PM |
Oktoberfest season was officially kicked off last week when Mainstrasse held festival, and this week we have another great fest as Hofbräuhaus in Newport. Hofbräuhaus’ original brewery started in Munich, Germany in 1589 and in the spring of 2003 a brewhaus and beer hall opened in the same fashion as the original in Newport, KY. It was the first Hofbräuhaus in the US, and since then only three other locations have opened in the US.
This weekend is sure to be fun with jugglers, face painters, stilt walkers, oh and beer, plenty of beer. Check out their Facebook page for more info.
5. .38 Special and Loverboy
| @ UC Health Stadium, Florence | Friday | 6PM |
Part of the 2014 FREEDOM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, 80’s greats Loverboy and .38 Special will be in Northern Kentucky. .38 Special will be playing their hits like: “If I’d Been the One” and “Caught Up in You.” While Loverboy will be playing great tracks like, ” “Working for the Weekend,” “Turn Me Loose,” and “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.” Don’t miss it.
4. Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals
| @ Great American Ballpark | Fri/Sat/Sun | 7:10/4:10/1:10 |
Playoffs are out of the picture, but it doesn’t matter when the Cardinals come to town. The Cardinals have a 2.5 game lead on the Pirates, so they’re all but set on making the playoffs, but the Reds can still show up. The best ability is availability as they say, and the Reds are available.
3. Cincinnati Beer Festival
| @ Fountain Square | Friday and Saturday| | 6-11PM |
“The Cincinnati Beer Festival is back, offering over 150 brands of craft beers, local brews, bold tasting lagers, pale ales and more. Beer Fest is open to everyone over the age of 21, and advance tickets purchases can be made online at www.cincybeerfest.com and in person at Rock Bottom Brewery and The Party Source at a discounted rate.” via My Fountain Square.
2. Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Toledo Rockets
| @ Paul Brown Stadium | Friday | 7PM |
The Bearcats finally kickoff their season (as some teams have already played two games) and they do it in a big way, opening up at Paul Brown Stadium, on a Friday, on national television. That’s right, the Bearcats will be aired on ESPN this Friday at 7PM in case you can’t make it to the game. The Rockets are 1-1 with a win against New Hampshire, and a loss against Missouri last week.
1. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons
| @ Paul Brown Stadium | Sunday | 1PM
The Bengals couldn’t have picked a better time to throw their home opener. With the Reds season all but over, the Bengals are the something to look forward to, especially after a great win on the road last week in Baltimore. It’s worth noting that last season the Bengals went undefeated in the jungle (8-0) and with a win tomorrow night will have one of the longest active home winning streaks in the league.