The city of Cincinnati, Ohio, hosts the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world (surpassed only by the original festival in Munich, Germany). A massive three-day celebration of German culture, food, and beer attracts about a million visitors each September. Oktoberfest in Zinzinnati takes place along six blocks on 2nd and 3rd Streets, between Elm and Walnut in downtown Cincinnati.
First held in 1976, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati celebrates the German heritage of Southwest Ohio with German-style music and entertainment. Oktoberfest Zinzinnati has claimed a few records. It hosted the world's largest Chicken Dance in 1994, featuring over 48,000 participants. Festival-goers eat about 3,600 lb (1,600 kg) of sauerkraut, 87,542 metts, 80,500 brats, 56,250 sausages, 24,640 pancakes, 20,000 cream puffs, 700 pigtails, 400 pickled pigs feet, and 23,004 pretzels.