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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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Fall Fest, Oktoberfest to return to downtown Mount Prospect
ENPNewswire-August 20, 2019--Waterloo Brewing celebrates the Oktoberfest spirit and extends contract with Bingeman's through 2022
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 20, 2019-: 14 Years of Celebrating Oktoberfest in London
Get ready to raise a jar and listen to some oom-pah a super-size Oktoberfest is getting read to take over Newcastle.
IT'S been a huge draw in Times Square over the past three years but Newcastle Oktoberfest is switching to a new location, with a much bigger event promised.
Amanah communications director Khalid Samad said today his party had no objections to the Oktoberfest celebration taking place as long as it did not involve Muslims.
Tring, United Kingdom, November 08, 2018 --(PR.com)-- While the thousands of visitors to this year's London Oktoberfest got stuck in to authentic German beer and food, as well as finding time to listen to live music and enjoy the ambience of the festival, the event posed different challenges for the environmentally friendly waste collection and recycling services specialist, Waste King.
A HUGE beer tent will be opening up in Coventry to celebrate Oktoberfest for one weekend only.
Usually, when celebrating the Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest, it is also a festival at which Bayern Munich's players and staff can enjoy taking an early grip on the Bundesliga on their way to another title.
Oktoberfest at Solaire: Drinking beer, watching a German band play funk as 99 red balloons go by !-- -- Hey, Humanity, how's it hanging?
AN OKTOBERFEST event that was due to take place in Middlesbrough next weekend has been cancelled.