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World celebrates largest beer-fueled fair on Earth: Oktoberfest

  • By Alain and 1 other
  • Last Update: 2 years ago
  • Munich, Free State of Bavaria, Germany

Oktoberfest is a 16–18 day festival held annually around the world, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. 

The celebration commonly features the consumption of strong Oktoberfest beer, sausage, sauerkraut and cheese, all in massive quantities.

Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, many modeled after the Munich event.

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