Oktoberfest Isn’t in October from 20 Things You Didn't Know About Oktoberfest (Slideshow)

20 Things You Didn't Know About Oktoberfest (Slideshow)

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Oktoberfest Isn’t in October

Oktoberfest did begin in October (Oktober in Germany), but it didn’t stay there. The 16-day festival moved to September as the popularity of the celebration grew, since it begins to get quite cold in Bavaria in October. It typically begins around Sept. 20 (Sept. 17 this year) and ends during the first weekend of October.

If the weather allows it, here are some tips for throwing a backyard biergarten Oktoberfest party.