When does Oktoberfest take place?

The Munich Oktoberfest 2023 starts on September 16 and ends on October 3rd. In general, the Oktoberfest ends on the first Sunday in October or October 3 (Public holiday), depending on which is later and it begins three Saturdays earlier.

The earliest possible date is September 16 to October 3rd, lasting 18 days. The latest possible date is September 22 to October 7, lasting 16 days. It takes 17 or 18 days if it's extended until the 3rd of October, which is a public holiday.

Those are the following Oktoberfest dates:

  • September 16th - October 3rd, 2023
  • September 21st - October 6th, 2024
  • September 20th - October 5th, 2025
  • September 19th - October 4rd, 2026