Octoberfest

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Etymology[edit]

From October +‎ -fest, after German Oktoberfest.

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Octoberfest (plural Octoberfests)

  1. The Bavarian holiday (Oktoberfest or Wiesn), or any such holiday, celebrated in late September to early October, typically featuring German music, cuisine, and beer-drinking as a prominent activities.
    • 2008, Ronald B. Schram, Caroline and Papa: Growing Up and Growing Older:
      Even though it is not yet October, the Hingham Lutheran Church held its annual Octoberfest today, complete with a full spread of German food and beer and an authentic Umpah band ("King Ludwig's German Band").