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An autumn festival that usually emphasizes merrymaking and the consumption of beer.

[German : Oktober, October (from Latin Octōber; see October) + Fest, festival (from Middle High German vëst, from Latin fēstum, from neuter of fēstus, festive; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.Oktoberfest - a strong lager made originally in Germany for the Oktoberfest celebrationOktoberfest - a strong lager made originally in Germany for the Oktoberfest celebration; sweet and copper-colored
lager beer, lager - a general term for beer made with bottom fermenting yeast (usually by decoction mashing); originally it was brewed in March or April and matured until September
2.Oktoberfest - an autumn festival that involves merrymaking and drinking beer
festival, fete - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Discover the hidden gems Ireland has to offer as well as a range of fun festivals including Savour Kilkenny, Dublin Fringe, Oktober Fest and the Hard Working Heroes Music Festival.
In addition Munich provides year-round appeal with many seasonal and cultural events such as the world's largest fair, Oktober Fest, held annually for 16 days in September and October.