Oktoberfest Munich 2012 Dates: Sept 22 – Oct 7.
Oktoberfest in Munich starts Saturday, September 22, 2012, and ends Sunday, October 7, 2012. The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October. In the United States, it is often thought that Oktoberfest only occurs during the month of October, while traditionally it has to start in September to include the first weekend of October.
Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events in Germany and a celebration of Bavarian culture, food and drink. It is the world’s largest fair attended by more than 5 million people. The Oktoberfest has been held since 1810 in Munich. Many other cities across the world also hold festivals modeled after the German Oktoberfest, with attendees wearing lederhosen and dirndls while drinking German beer and eating German food.