- 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 Oct&omacron;ber; see October) + Fest, festival (from Middle High German v&edie;st, from Latin f&emacron;stum, from neuter of f&emacron;stus, festive; see dh&emacron;s- in Indo-European roots).