It all begin on 12th of October 1810 when the Crown Prince Ludwig whom later became King Ludwig I married Princess Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghhausen. The citizens of Munich was invited to the Royal event which was held in the fields at the city gates.
It traditionally has food, music, some type of event such as horseracing, and lots of beer. It normally runs 16-18 days running from mid to late September to October something depending on when it starts in September. It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
We have Oktoberfest here in the states as well here in Panama City Oktoberfest is every weekend in starting on September 30 and goes every Friday and Saturday for two weeks. There will be lots of different activities for the kiddos, some fun things to do for the adults and lots of things for family. It will take place on Harrison Avenue come on out and check it out there will be fun for all.