200 years of October fest. Named for the commemoration of the Crowned Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese on October 12, 1810. The festival was held for a horse race which continued till 1960. In 1811 an agricultural show was added to boost bavarian agriculture and is still held today. It is a 16 to 18 day event. There are lots of fest around the country starting from September 15 and going on for weeks. Bearwiskers says.... PARTY!