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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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This October, a piece of Germany will come to Dubai with authentic hearty German dishes, signature German brews and Bavarian songs from their live band arriving straight from the Wiesn.
The Maritim is ideally situated for Oktoberfest, just a five-minute walk from the Wiesn, or meadow, which is the traditional home of the festival that was inspired in 1810 by the wedding celebrations of Ludwig I.
The tourism blurb for the Oktoberfest bills it as the best party in the world, stating: "Each autumn, people arrive from every corner of the planet - and a few from outer space," which is probably a good indication of the strength of the fare on offer from Munich's six breweries, which each have their own tent on the Wiesn, holding up to 7,000 revellers per tent.
With a huge number of tourists packed into a festival area like the Wiesn , alcohol-fuelled brawls and accidents are prone to happen.
The Schottenhamel tent, which in 1867 was just a small beer booth with 50 seats, has become the largest Wiesn tent with circa 10,000 seats.