|When is Oktoberfest in 2016?|
The dates of Oktoberfest in 2016 begin on Saturday, September 17th and run through Sunday, October 2nd.
|What is Oktoberfest?|
Oktoberfest is the largest annual funfair in the world that is hosted in Munich, Bavaria, Germany and was founded in 1810. The festival lasts for 16-days every year, beginning in late September and running through the first weekend of October, with more than 6-million people visiting from around the world. The locals actually refer to the event as "Wiesn," which is short for the fairground's name of Theresienwiese.
Over 7 million liters of beer are consumed during Oktoberfest, which also offers traditional Bavarian food such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (grilled ham hock), Wurstl (sausage), Knodel (potato/bread dumpling), and Kasespatzle (cheese noodles).