Ohio State Steinholding Championship

We are excited to be partnering with Liberty Home Association and St. Killian Importing, importer of Bitburger and Erdinger beer, to bring you the 2023 Ohio State Steinholding Championship!

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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.

How do I qualify for the Finals? There are two ways:

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!

What are the rules?

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!

Alright, I'm in. Where can I compete?!

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!

VenueAddressCompetition Date
The Columbus Maennerchor Maifest976 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206April 29th, 2023, Men's Competition at 2:00pm, Women's Competition at 4:00pm!
HofbrÀuhaus Cleveland1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114Every Friday at 8:00pm, last qualifying round for State finals will be September 29th, 2023
Mecklenburg Gardens302 E University Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219Prelims: May 15th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, and September 21st, 2023
Local Finals: TBD
Liberty Home Association / Deutscher Haus Biergarten Events2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013June 10th, July 8th, and August 5th, 2023
Grainworks Brewing Co. Oktoberfest Season Opener7790 Service Center Dr., West Chester, OH 45069August 5th, 2023 at 3:00pm
Liberty Home Association / Deutscher Haus Oktoberfest2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013September 1st - 3rd, 2023, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10pm, Sunday at 4pm!
Brink Brewing Co.5905 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224September 2nd, 2023, time TBD
Cartridge Brewing1411 Grandin Road, Maineville, OH 45039September 9th, 2023, time TBD
The Phoenix Brewing Co.131 North Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902Qualifying 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 43130September 8 and 9th, 2023 at 2pm and 6pm both days!
Oktoberfest Springboro5 W. Mill St., Springboro, OH 45066September 8th and 9th, 2023, Friday at 6:00pm, Saturday at 4:00pm
Sister Cities of Vandalia Oktoberfest1111 Stonequarry Road, Dayton, OH 45414Saturday September 9th, 2023 at 5:00pm
West Side Brewing3044 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211September 9th, 2023 at 6:00pm
Columbus OktoberfestOhio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211September 9th, 2023 at 7:00pm
Northern Row Brewery & Distillery111 W McMicken Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202September 22nd, 2023 at 6:30pm
Sparky's Place Oktoberfest1001 Broad St, Conneaut, OH 44030September 23rd, 2023, time TBD
Sonder Brewing's Sonder and Friends Oktoberfest8584 Duke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040September 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
Oktoberfest FindlayDowntown Findlay - 401 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840September 23rd, 2023, time TBD!
Warped Wing Brewing Co.26 Wyandot St., Dayton, OH 45402 Thursday September 28th, 2023 at 7:00pm
1487 Brewery7620 Industrial Pkwy, Plain City, OH 43064September 29th, 2023 at 7:00pm
Wilmington Oktoberfest with TinCap Cider59 W. Sugartree St., Wilmington, OH 45177September 30th, 2023, time TBD
Downtown Chillicothe OktoberfestE Main St (between Paint and Mulberry Streets), Chillicothe, OH 45601October 7th, 2023 at 8:30pm
Germania Society Columbus543 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215Date / Time TBD

Want to compete or host a competition in a State Championship tournament? Check out the buttons below for more information!

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