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Entry from August 30, 2021
Octobeerfest (Octoberfest + beer)

"OK to beer fest” is a pun on “Oktoberfest” that has been printed on several images. “Oktobeerfest” (or “Okto-beer-fest") has been printed on many images.

“Or, how about Okto’beer’fest in honor of the official beverage of Bavaria?” was printed in the Miami (FL) Herald on October 15, 1987. “You can call it ‘Oktobeerfest’” was printed in the Winona (MN) Daily News on October 4, 1988. “Long live OktoBeerfest” was posted on the newsgroup rec.travel on September 24, 1992. “4th Annual Okto-’Beer’-Fest” was printed in the Tallahassee (FL) Democrat on September 28, 1994. “Oktoberfest is OktoBEERfest” was posted on Twitter by Mark Alexander on September 25, 2008.

“Yesterday, Jon and I went to the Addison Oktoberfest (Jon calls it the ‘OK-To-Beer-Fest’ )” was posted on the newsgroup alt.support.childfree on September 19, 2004. “A mnemonic device to spelling Oktoberfest is Ok to beer fest” was posted on Twitter by John on September 24, 2010. “I just read Oktoberfest as ok-to-beer-fest” was posted on Twitter by riri on September 28, 2011. “OK-TO-BEER-FEST. I freakin LOVE these commercials!  And Sam Adams, of course” was posted on Twitter by LadyMissDee on August 12, 2021.

“Octobeerfest” or “Octo-beer-fest” (Octoberfest + beer) has also been printed on many images. “The Story of Octo-beer-fest” was printed in the St. Petersburg (FL) Times on October 17, 1976. “In Austin, there’s even a stepchild to the traditional Oktoberfest called ‘Octo-Beer-Fest’” was printed in the Austin (TX) American-Statesman on October 7, 1989. “OctoBeerFest” was printed in the Ithaca (NY) Journal on October 25, 1991. “Recovering from Octobeerfest @ Silver Gulch” was posted on Twitter by Tania on September 14, 2008.


Wikipedia: Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest (German pronunciation: [ɔkˈtoːbɐˌfɛst]) is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). It is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16 to 18 day folk festival running from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is called d’Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresienwiese. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.

Newspapers.com
17 October 1976, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, pg. 2G, col. 1 ad:
The Story of Octo-beer-fest
Once upon a time the Brewmaster said to his helpers “Let’s not just try to tell people about Octo-beer-fest, let’s show them.”
(...)
Brewmaster’s

Newspapers.com
15 October 1987, Miami (FL) Herald, “Oktoberfest merrily serves up best of Bavaria” by Wendy Shaffer, Neighbors sec., pg. 2, col. 4:
Or, how about Okto’beer’fest in honor of the official beverage of Bavaria?

Newspapers.com
4 October 1988, Winona (MN) Daily News, pg. 2A, col. 3:
You can call it
‘Oktobeerfest’
147 arrested, 4 po9lice hurt at La Crosse bash

Associated Press

Newspapers.com
7 October 1989, Austin (TX) American-Statesman,"Central Texas raises a stein to salute Oktoberfest spirit” by Casey Monahan, pg. F1, col. 4:
In Austin, there’s even a stepchild to the traditional Oktoberfest called “Octo-Beer-Fest” which celebrates one of Germany’s finer contributions to modern cultures—beer—and benefits one of Austin’s finest opera houses—the Paramount Theatre.

Newspapers.com
25 October 1991, Ithaca (NY) Journal, “Calendar,” pg. 9B, col. 3:
Parents Without Partners—OctoBeerFest, dish-to-pass, 7 p.m.

Google Groups: rec.travel
Europe by rail in October
Pravir K Chawdhry (EDC Data Exch)
Sep 24, 1992, 2:07:26 PM
(...)
Long live OktoBeerfest wink

Newspapers.com
28 September 1994, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “Weekend Preview,” pg. 16C, col. 6:
Sample some hand-crafted beers and learn how to become a home brewer at the 4th Annual Okto-"Beer"-Fest on Saturday.

Newspapers.com
October 1994, The Item of Millburn and Short Hills (Millburn, NJ), Booktoberfest special sec., pp. 17-18:
OKTOBEERFEST
(The Office Bar & Restaurant—ed.)

Google Groups: alt.support.childfree
Interesting encounter
Noelle
Sep 19, 2004, 5:14:20 PM
Yesterday, Jon and I went to the Addison Oktoberfest (Jon calls it the “OK-To-Beer-Fest").

Twitter
Tania
@thc1972
Recovering from Octobeerfest @ Silver Gulch and finding out that TNH may have had a heart attack? Yikes!!
6:23 PM · Sep 14, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mark Alexander
@markexander
Oktoberfest is OktoBEERfest. rasberry
9:47 PM · Sep 25, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
star-crossed & starry eyed
@Less_Cute
Just realized I’ll be missing Okto-beer-fest this year. It’ll be odd to not have the end of September celebrated for no relevant reason.
1:22 PM · May 25, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dunedin Brewery
@dunedinbrewery
Brewing Oktoberfest Ale today and tomorrow. It wIll be released just in time for OktoBEERfest starting on September 26th! More info to come.
10:38 AM · Aug 19, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rick Diaz
@rickdiaz
Okto-BEER-fest coming up.....#fb
10:48 PM · Sep 1, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
John
@johnny_bones
A mnemonic device to spelling Oktoberfest is Ok to beer fest. Think about it. #blackforrest (@ Black Forest Inn w/ 2 others)
6:37 PM · Sep 24, 2010·Foursquare

Twitter
Caitlyn Fagan
@caitlynfagan
Be safe!RT @kelseyfagan13: Glad to be home for the night. Catching up with the fam is always nice. Off to Ok-to-beer-fest in the morning! smile
12:42 AM · Oct 15, 2010·ÜberSocialOrig

Twitter
Kathy Smith
@kathysmith61
I posted 53 photos on Facebook in the album “OK-TO-BEER-FEST & DJ Arjun” http://fb.me/u9ZrRseX
12:02 AM · Oct 23, 2010·Facebook

Twitter
riri
@riaturner
I just read Oktoberfest as ok-to-beer-fest
12:44 AM · Sep 28, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Morgan Knutson
@Morgaan_Marie
My dad just realized if you add another e in oktoberfest you get “ok to beer fest”
12:57 PM · Sep 29, 2012·Twitter for Android

Google Groups: housedogkat
Re: Oktoberfest
b.park...@gmail.com
Aug 28, 2013, 10:01:25 AM
to
Can we call this party Okto-beer-fest?

Twitter
Abhishek Upadhya
@_logik
“Oktoberfest” is already such a nice name, but no, pubs have to be extra creative and call it “Oktobeerfest” and “Ok to beer fest”. Ugh
2:43 AM · Sep 19, 2017·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Dog’s Favourite Customer
@totweettoodrunk
Oktoberfest should be renamed “Ok To Beer Fest” #thankmelater
4:00 PM · Sep 16, 2018·Twitter for Android

Google Books
Title Oktobeerfest: Traditional German Oktoberfest Notebook to Write In, 6x9, Lined, 120 Pages Journal
Author Michael Trip
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1079899502, 9781079899504
Length 122 pages

Google Books
Title Ok to Beer Fest: Lined A5 Notebook for Beer Journal
Author Beer Publishing
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1686279124, 9781686279126
Length 122 pages

Twitter
Beaver Island Brewing Company
@BeaverIslandSTC
It is, in fact, OK TO BEER FEST. See you Saturday when you get your tickets --> http://bit.ly/2lZRq9m.
9:25 AM · Sep 18, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Art Gift Zazzle
@GiftArtZazzle
Oktobeerfest T-Shirt https://zazzle.com/z/aq5ioiiy?rf=238203092278479693 #oktobeer #fest #beer #festoktober #oktoberfest
Oktobeerfest T-Shirt | Zazzle.com
Oktobeerfest
zazzle.com
2:31 PM · Jul 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
LadyMissDee ❤🇺🇲
@DeePrentiss
Replying to @SamuelAdamsBeer
OK-TO-BEER-FEST.
I freakin LOVE these commercials!
And Sam Adams, of course.
7:38 PM · Aug 12, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
BigArt75
@bigart75
Replying to @Lilscreech
Seen a commercial that says it’s Ok-To-Beer-Fest
7:26 PM · Aug 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Thomas C Golembeski
@TomGolembeski
Oktoberfest it means Ok to beer fest
5:03 PM · Aug 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

(Trademark)
Word Mark OKTOBEERFEST
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S: Malt beverages, namely, malt beer and non-alcoholic malt beverages. FIRST USE: 19980601. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19980601
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 75851166
Filing Date November 17, 1999
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 17, 2001
Registration Number 2562861
Registration Date April 23, 2002
Owner (REGISTRANT) Barton Beers, Ltd. CORPORATION MARYLAND Suite 1700 1 South Dearborn Street Chicago ILLINOIS 60603
(LAST LISTED OWNER) CROWN IMPORTS LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE 1 SOUTH DEARBORN STREET, SUITE 1700 CHICAGO ILLINOIS 60603
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Julia K. Sutherland
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date November 30, 2012

(Trademark)
Word Mark OKTOBEERFEST
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Beer jugs; Beer mugs; Beverage glassware; Cups and mugs; Glass mugs
(ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Hats; T-shirts
(ABANDONED) IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Organizing, arranging, and conducting food and beer festival events for entertainment purposes
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 05.13.25 - Bales of hay or straw; Hay in bales; Other plants including bales of hay or straw; Straw in bales
11.03.02 - Beer steins or mugs; Cups, beer mugs; Mugs, beer; Tankards
26.01.26 - Coils; Spirals; Swirls
Serial Number 86141364
Filing Date December 11, 2013
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition March 3, 2015
Owner (APPLICANT) Cordero, Christopher INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 5390 Smoke Rise Drive Stone Mountain GEORGIA 33087
Attorney of Record Leslie A. Burgk
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “BEER” IN INTERNATIONAL CLASS 21 AND “BEER FEST” IN INTERNATIONAL CLASS 41 APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the stylized wording “OKTO” over the stylized wording “BEER” over the stylized wording “FEST”, all appearing on a beer stein with an open lid and foam coming from the top of the stein. There is a triangular design on the stein above the word “OKTO” and a design of two hops hanging from three compressed horizontal lines under the word “FEST”. The stein appears in front of a large design of a hop with leaves, two pumpkins, and two acorns on either side of the hop, with two small spiral designs under the stein and motion lines underneath and to the upper right and left hand sides of the stein.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date November 30, 2015

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