Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 16 th
The Oktoberfest festival celebrates Bavarian Beer and lasts for several weeks each year starting in September and ending in October. The tradition is nearly 200 years old and is probably one of the world’s great seasonal festivals. It is held every fall in Munich, Bavaria, and in other locations around the world. Festival events include the Oktoberfest Costume and Rifleman’s Parade, open-air music, beer tents, and distinct German cuisine feasts. Munich’s Oktoberfest draws over six million visitors each year, with rates of attendance increasing with each passing year.