We now know who'll be leading the chicken dance at next month's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.
The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce announced Monday actor George Takei will be the event's grand marshal and will lead the Saturday dance.
“Who famously played Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and six movies that followed,” said Chamber Vice President Patrick Sheeran. “George continues to be extremely active and popular decades after the show went to syndication.”
Takei is also taking part in performances that weekend with the Cincinnati Pops.
The 37th annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati begins this weekend. The event billed as the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the world, only behind the original in Munich, Germany is expected to draw a half million people.
Spokesman Chris Kemper says this year for the first time there will be a live Glockenspiel or clock tower at the East end of the event, with celebrities and dancers coming out every hour to ring the bell and mark each hour of the event.