We are very excited to be partnering with Ohio's oldest German club, Liberty Home Association of Hamilton, OH as the host venue for our 2023 Ohio Steinholding State Championship Finals! And since Steinholding is always better when there's great beer in your stein, we're excited to announce that St. Killian Importing, the importer of great German beers like Bitburger and Erdinger, will once again be the official beer sponsor of the 2023 Ohio Steinholding State Championship Finals! The best Steinholders from across the state will come together at Liberty Home Association on October 14th, 2023 (Women's Championship at 7pm, Men's Championship at 8pm) where the winners will be crowned the 2023 Ohio State Steinholding Champions and will each receive over $500 worth of prizes!
There are a limited number of spots available for the finals and you'll need to compete at one of our Qualifying Venue partner locations (listed below) to qualify for the finals and get your shot at the big prizes.
1. Festivals, breweries, and bars across Ohio are hosting preliminary qualifying rounds! The winners from the men's competition and women's competition at each location will be invited to represent their qualifying location at the Liberty Home Association Championship Match. The different venues are listed below along with the dates and times for each competition. If your favorite venue isn't hosting a competition, tell them to get registered so you can join the fun!
2. You can compete at one of Liberty Home's qualifying events throughout the summer and fall on June 10th, July 8th, August 5th, and September 1st - 3rd, 2023 to qualify and represent Liberty Home with the home field advantage for the finals!
U.S. Steinholding Association Official Steinholding Rules will be used. There will be a team of official USSA judges at the finals, so study up on the rules and spend some time training to make sure your form is clean, or you won't make it far in the Championship Round!
Check out the initial state competition map and venue list below. Don't see your favorite venue listed? Let them know that you DEMAND STEINHOLDING so they best sign up! We'll be announcing more locations throughout the summer as registrations come in so check back and follow us on FB and IG for updates. Remember- these venues will have limited spaces available for their qualifying rounds, so show up early and register in advance with the venue if you can!
|The Columbus Maennerchor Maifest||976 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206||April 29th, 2023, Men's Competition at 2:00pm, Women's Competition at 4:00pm!|
|Hofbräuhaus Cleveland||1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114||Every Friday at 8:00pm, last qualifying round for State finals will be September 29th, 2023|
|Mecklenburg Gardens||302 E University Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219||Prelims: May 15th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, and September 21st, 2023|
Local Finals: TBD
|Liberty Home Association / Deutscher Haus Biergarten Events||2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013||June 10th, July 8th, and August 5th, 2023|
|Grainworks Brewing Co. Oktoberfest Season Opener||7790 Service Center Dr., West Chester, OH 45069||August 5th, 2023 at 3:00pm|
|Liberty Home Association / Deutscher Haus Oktoberfest||2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013||September 1st - 3rd, 2023, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, Sunday at 4pm!|
|Brink Brewing Co.||5905 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224||September 2nd, 2023, time TBD|
|Cartridge Brewing||1411 Grandin Road, Maineville, OH 45039||September 9th, 2023, time TBD|
|The Phoenix Brewing Co.||131 North Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902||Qualifying Round 1: September 7, 2023 at 6:00pm,|
Qualifying Round 2: September 14, 2023 at 6:00pm,
Final Round: September 16, 2023 at 3:30pm
|Double Edge Brewing Co.||158 W Chestnut St., Lancaster, OH 43130||September 8 and 9th, 2023 at 2pm and 6pm both days!|
|Oktoberfest Springboro||5 W. Mill St., Springboro, OH 45066||September 8th and 9th, 2023, Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 4:00pm|
|Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest||1111 Stonequarry Road, Dayton, OH 45414||Saturday September 9th, 2023 at 5:00pm|
|West Side Brewing||3044 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211||September 9th, 2023 at 6:00pm|
|Columbus Oktoberfest||Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211||September 9th, 2023 at 7:00pm|
|Northern Row Brewery & Distillery||111 W McMicken Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202||September 22nd, 2023 at 6:30pm|
|Sparky's Place Oktoberfest||1001 Broad St, Conneaut, OH 44030||September 23rd, 2023, time TBD|
|Sonder Brewing's Sonder and Friends Oktoberfest||8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040||September 23, 2023 at 2:00pm|
|Oktoberfest Findlay||Downtown Findlay - 401 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840||September 23rd, 2023, time TBD!|
|Warped Wing Brewing Co.||26 Wyandot St., Dayton, OH 45402||Thursday September 28th, 2023 at 7:00pm|
|1487 Brewery||7620 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064||September 29th, 2023 at 7:00pm|
|Wilmington Oktoberfest with TinCap Cider||59 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH 45177||September 30th, 2023, time TBD|
|Downtown Chillicothe Oktoberfest||E Main St (between Paint and Mulberry Streets), Chillicothe, OH 45601||October 7th, 2023 at 8:30pm|
|Germania Society Columbus||543 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215||Date / Time TBD|
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