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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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The kingdom's Germanophiles are getting ready to don their lederhosen and enjoy the best of Bavarian culture as the annual Oktoberfest rolls into town.
Overflowing San Miguel Pale Pilsen draft beer, loads of German sausages, upbeat traditional German and international pop music, and wildly cheering merrymakers made the Oktoberfest celebration at the Harbour Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza on Oct.
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TRADITIONAL German brewery Warsteiner is joining forces with Liverpool's Bierkeller to bring an authentic Oktoberfest to the city.
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What a disgrace that the annual Oktoberfest was refused an alcohol licence.
BIRMINGHAM is brewing up a taste of Bavaria as it celebrates its own version of Oktoberfest for a third year.
AUTUMN is here which means one word to us - Oktoberfest - and revellers have the choice of two events this week.
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