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Cincinnati Regional Chamber Announces Festival Dates for 2024

Food Vendor and Fundraising Applications Now Open for Asian Food Fest, Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, and BLINK

Cincinnati, OH (November 16, 2023) – The Cincinnati Regional Chamber has released the schedule and details for its 2024 season of Community Events and Experiences, which includes Asian Food Fest, Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and BLINK, previously announced last summer.

“2024 stands to be a pinnacle year for our events,” said Brendon Cull, President & CEO of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber. “All of these events are beloved by everyone in the community and grow the cultural vibrancy of our region. We’re proud to produce them each and every year.”

For the first time, all events are now accepting applications for food vendors. In 2023, a total of 165 vendors participated across all three events, many reported record-breaking profits and increased business following their participation. An open house for interested vendors is scheduled for Monday, December 4, 2023 at the Cincinnati Chamber office. Interested vendors can go to to get started on their application and learn more about the open house.

Additionally, the Cincinnati Chamber is seeking local organizations who would like to fundraise at the festivals through our beverage booths. In 2023, local organizations raised a total of $235,000 at the Chamber’s events. An open house for volunteers is scheduled for December 5, 2023. Interested local nonprofits and community groups can go to to learn more and sign up.

“These festivals are cherished by Cincinnati residents and contribute to the story of our region,” said Chelsea York, Vice President of Events and Experiences of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber. “We’re excited to strengthen our connections within the community by partnering with more businesses and organizations to continue growing these traditions.”

Details for Each Cincinnati Regional Chamber Produced Event

Asian Food Fest

Back for its 13th year, Asian Food Fest returns to the Court Street Plaza April 27-28, 2024. The event, which is produced by the Cincinnati Regional Chamber in partnership with Asianati, attracted an estimated 98,920 attendees over two days in 2023. Asian Food Fest continues to be one of the Cincinnati region’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse events. 

Asian Food Fest 2024 Days & Hours

Saturday, April 27, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 28, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Taste of Cincinnati®

Taste of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s largest free culinary arts festivals, returns to downtown Cincinnati May 25-27, 2024 on Fifth Street from Main to Sentinel. This Cincinnati tradition, started in 1979, features nearly 80 restaurants, food trucks and Findlay Market vendors along with several stages of live entertainment. Last year, Taste of Cincinnati saw record attendance and satisfied the appetites of 566,622 attendees.

Taste of Cincinnati 2024 Days & Hours

Saturday, May 25, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Monday, May 27, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati®

America’s Oktoberfest returns to downtown Cincinnati from September 19-22, 2024.  First held in 1976, the nation’s largest Oktoberfest grew even bigger as a record 808,300 attendees celebrated the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio last year. The event will continue its expanded days and hours and open up on Thursday, September 19, 2024. The event location is to be determined.

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2024 Days & Hours 

Thursday, September 19, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, September 20, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 22, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


As announced this past summer, the giant public art spectacle will return to the streets and buildings of Cincinnati from October 17-20, 2024. BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave, brings a unique and cherished free opportunity for attendees to interact with some of the world’s most innovative and engaging art throughout the city. Artist applications close December 15, 2023

BLINK 2024 Days & Hours 

Thursday, October 17, 2024 – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Friday, October 18, 2024 – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 2024 – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2024 – 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

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