In North America, the autumn festival best known for the consumption of beer has often been spelled as Octoberfest, after the English spelling of the month October. However, the spelling of Octoberfest as it relates to the German festival is incorrect.
When referencing the festival, be it the official celebration in Munich, Bavaria, Germany or the hundreds of smaller celebrations across the world, the correct spelling is Oktoberfest – “Oh Kay” not “Oh See”. OK, get it?
In the German language, the correct spelling for the “ach” sound is “Ok” instead of the English spelling of “Oc”. So the next time you see Oktoberfest spelled as Octoberfest, you can politely educate people on the correct spelling of the Oktoberfest festival.