Ocktoberfest 2011 - Munich, Germany - September 17 - October 3: Ocktoberfest 2008 Dates

Ocktoberfest 2011 - Munich, Germany - September 17 - October 3

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ocktoberfest 2008 Dates

The 175th Annual Ocktoberfest in Munich, Germany will be Held from September 20th - October 5th 2008.

Why does Oktoberfest begin in September you ask ?

Here's the Answer from the Official Oktoberfest Website:

The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.

By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over “die Wiesen” or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.


  • For those that are not going, check out the oktoberfest celebrations happening online at http://www.jv-oktoberfest.com

    By Blogger Brad, at 10:12 AM  

  • I love Oktoberfest so much I've made a triblute to Oktoberfest and pretty girls. Have a look if you are interested. I'll be updating with new pictures once a week or so.


    By Blogger Bob, at 9:42 PM  

  • Thanks for supplying the dates and info. The 175th should really be something special! To whet your appetites, here are some photographs from previous Octoberfests in Munich. Enjoy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:21 AM  

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    By Blogger Michael, at 1:15 PM  

  • Hello everybody! I'm Marta and I would like to inform all oktoberfest fans that from September, 26th to October,17th we hold the oktoberfest in Calella, Spain, near Barcelona. We hope to see you there and share a beer together! You can visit our official website at:

    By Anonymous Marta, at 4:30 AM  

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    By Blogger Watzmann, at 1:01 PM  

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    By Anonymous Oktoberfest, at 11:39 AM  

  • Going for the first time...with a cousin and looking to meet people to have a good laugh there !!! (come on ladies) lol... Leaving from heathrow 22/09 !!! ;-)

    By Blogger ticows, at 5:43 PM  

  • anyone leaving from england on 22nd september ??? ;-)

    By Blogger ticows, at 2:07 PM  

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