WATCH: Wiener Dog Race at Cincinnati Oktoberfest


(WFLA) – Release the hounds! We mean the wiener dogs.

Cincinnati Oktoberfest is in full swing this weekend. One of the most adorable traditions has kicked off the 40th annual celebration of the German heritage and culture.

The running of the wieners took place Friday. About 100 dachshunds competed for the title of the fastest wiener.

This Oktoberfest is billed “North America’s Largest” and coincides with the Bavarian Beer Fest in Munich, Germany.

More than 500,000 people are expected to pack downtown Cincinnati. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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