History of Oktoberfest: Why is it in September?

Why is the famous German beer festival held in September if it’s called Oktoberfest? Officially, the beer festival starts the third Saturday in September through early October for 16 to 18 days.

And it’s back this year; Oktoberfest 2020 and 2021 were canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Bill Petro

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Writer and technologist. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, and pop culture. billpetro.com @billpetro