- a beer-drinking festival held in Munich, Germany, in the fall
- a similar festival held elsewhere
Origin of OktoberfestGerman
An autumn festival that usually emphasizes merrymaking and the consumption of beer.
Origin of OktoberfestGerman : Oktober, October (from Latin Octōber; see October) + Fest, festival (from Middle High German v&edie;st, from Latin fēstum, from neuter of fēstus, festive; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots).