or Oc·to·ber·fest

[ ok-toh-ber-fest ]
/ ɒkˈtoʊ bərˌfɛst /


a traditional festival held each October in Munich, Germany.
any similar festival held usually in the autumn.

Origin of Oktoberfest

From German; see origin at October, fest
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Examples from the Web for oktoberfest

  • But on day two, I discover the trick keeping many Oktoberfest revelers afloat despite their grueling alcohol intake.

    My Two-Day Oktoberfest Bender|Kristyn Ostman|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • Recipe Get a jump start on Oktoberfest festivities with this German dish—lederhosen optional.

    Fresh Picks|Kurt Gutenbrunner|September 10, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • These statistics I read on the Oktoberfest in the Munich tourist pamphlets.

    Unborn Tomorrow|Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The Oktoberfest starts on Friday and continues for sixteen days.

    Unborn Tomorrow|Dallas McCord Reynolds