Capital Headlines

Published: 10/01/2013

BEST OKTOBERFEST — Organizers of last month’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati said the three-day event set an attendance record. According to the Associated Press, an estimated 600,000 people attended the downtown Cincinnati event, which featured German beer, food and music, and was highlighted by a mass “chicken dance” led by “Star Trek” star George Takei. Organizers reported visitors consumed more than 80,000 bratwursts, 64,000 sauerkraut balls, 24,000 potato pancakes and 16,000 strudels, as well as untold gallons of beer.