Herd Fans Can Join Oktoberfest In Cincinnati

Marshall fans headed to Cincinnati for the Thundering Herd game with the Bearcats on Saturday night have a big weekend if they are planning on coming down Friday or staying Saturday night. It is "Zinzinnati Oktoberfest" weekend in the Queen City of the Ohio as the area celebrates its German heritage. The MU Alumni Club is also hosting a tailgate at the UC Soccer Stadium before the game.

The tailgate will feature Red Dawson and members of the 1971 "Young" Thundering Herd as guests, the coach and players featured in this week's DVD release of "We Are Marshall" Warner Bros. movie. Food is provided by Smokin' Thunder and admission is just $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. The club will also be at Beef "O" Brady's in Union, Kentucky, on Friday for the "Insider Sportsline" show, heard in Huntington on WRVC 930 AM. For
details on both events, contact John Chafin at 513-404-8484 (or email jchafin7@hotmail.com) or Rex Johnson at 513-659-6948 (or rexbroker@yahoo.com) to find out about the Cincinnati's MU Club events. They also have some packages available for hotel, shuttle and admission to the tailgate.

The schedule for Zinzinnati Oktoberfest is:
Saturday, September 22, 2007
P&G Stage in the Budweiser Bier Garten on Fountain Square/10:30-11:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony & Procession/11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Heuboden Musikanten 3-4 p.m.
Donauschwaben Schuplattler Dancers 4-6:30 p.m.
The Zinzinnati Bierband 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Enzian Dancers 8-11 p.m.
Alpen Echos
Erdinger Fest Tent 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Pete Wagner Schnapps Band 6-10 p.m.
Vereins Musikanten Government Platz Bier Garten Noon-4 p.m.
Smittie's Schnapps Band 5-11 p.m.
The Joe Wendel Orchestra at Sam Adams Fest Tent 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Cincinnati Schnapps Band 4-11 p.m.
The Klaberheads Spaten Fest Tent Noon-3 p.m.
The Polka Dots 4-7 p.m.
Squeeze Play 8-11 p.m.
Rheingold Chemed Bier Garten Noon-5 p.m.
The Bavarians 7-11 p.m.
Alte Kameraden Strolling entertainment The Zinzinnati Bierband

Sunday, September 23, 2007 P&G Stage in the Budweiser Bier Garten on Fountain Square 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Donauschwaben Schuhplattler Dancers 12:30 -2 p.m.
Cincinnati Civic Orchestra 2-2:30 p.m.
World's Largest Chicken Dance led by Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Grand Marshall Joe Nuxall 2:30-6 p.m.
Heuboden Musikanten 6-7 p.m.
Enzian Dancers 7-9 p.m.
Alpen Echos Erdinger Fest Tent Noon-4 p.m.
Squeeze Play 5-9 p.m.
The Klaberheads Government Platz Bier Garten 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Smittie's Schnapps Band 5-9 p.m.
The Polka Dots Sam Adams Fest Tent Noon-4 p.m.
The Joe Wendel Orchestra 5-9 p.m.
Alte Kameraden Spaten Fest Tent 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rheingold 5-9 p.m.
Cincinnati Schnapps Band Chemed Bier Garten 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Pete Wagner Schnapps Band 4-7 p.m.
Vereins Musikanten Strolling entertainment The Bier Band

All events are down around Fountain Square in the middle of downtown Cincinnati. There will be numerous food and beverage vendors.

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