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Is the name a bit inaccurate, or could it be that officials in Munich just couldn't wait until the actual month of October to begin the world's largest festival? Many travelers might not be aware that the actual opening ceremony of the renown Bavarian festival, Oktoberfest, is on September 22nd. Lasting 16 days, the festival typically only runs to the first weekend in October. Plan for your trip to Oktoberfest with a Munich Airport car rental.
More than 5 million families, tourists, locals, and beer-drinkers of all kinds will show up for the 2012 Oktoberfest in just a few weeks. In addition to enjoying the the atmosphere of beer tents all day, the festival includes several parades, with a new agriculture parade added for 2012; carnival rides, and contests. The wide variety of tents means there is something for everyone. Save the most on your trip to this year's Oktoberfest in Germany with a cheap car hire.
Don't be sad if your plans by car rental aren't anywhere near Munich. Large cities all around the world with a significant German population hold their own Oktoberfest celebrations. There is always an Oktoberfest in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and the tradition ranges from Argentina to Canada, and there are even Oktoberfests in Hong Kong and India! The largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany is held in Canada and attracts around a million visitors each year! In Argentina it is called the Fiesta Nacional de la Cerveza (National Beer Festival), but the traditions come straight from Germany, by the very hands of the first German immigrants to the country. Check out our Location pages and find out where you can pick up a car hire for your trip to Oktoberfest, wherever you may be.