For years, I have had the burning question: WHY IS OKTOBERFEST IN SEPTEMBER?
In researching, I learned that the first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage.of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. That celebration began on October 10, 1810, and continued through October 17, 1810.
After several years, because weather conditions are better in September than they are in October, the festivities began in September.
Munich will be celebrating its 181st Oktoberfest this year.
Go to oktoberfest.de for more information than I ever wanted to know!