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Why Is Oktoberfest Held in September?

6 monthes ago   |   By Vine Pair

What's in a name? This question may or may not reverberate among the 7.2 million revelers heading to Munich's Oktoberfest in mid-September.
This year the festivities start on September 14, more than two weeks before month's end. Oktoberfest ends early the following month, on October 6.
What gives? Why is the majority of Oktoberfest held in September?
Good questions. Oktoberfest starts in September because its final day has a fixed spot on the calendar. The last day of the festival is always on the first Sunday of October. As Oktoberfest has grown in popularity and stature, organizers have...
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