Oktoberfest barometer

When is the best day to go to Oktoberfest? This barometer will tell you all you need to know.

When’s the best day to Oktoberfest?
I've added this barometer guide to help you plan your sessions at the fest.
Weekends are the busiest times as you’d expect.
Go early if you don’t have a table reservation and be ready to battle the crowds.

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GOOD TIME TO GO?: Don't get stuck outside the beer tent when it's cold outside - check the Oktoberfest barometer!

The tents fill up pretty much every evening though, so you’re guaranteed an electric atmosphere whenever you're there.
To find out about special events, opening and closing times for the festival, see the story on Oktoberfest 2018 dates here.
Dates given here are for the 2018 Munich Oktoberfest. Green means it's not too busy, yellow it's bustling and red it's rammed to the gills.
Tip: If you're using a smartphone, you may need to turn it side-on to see the whole table.

 
12pm to 3pm
3pm to 6pm
6pm onwards
Saturday, Sept 22
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Sunday, Sept 23
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Monday, Sept 24
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Tuesday, Sept 25
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Wednesday, Sept 26
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Thursday, Sept 27
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Friday, Sept 28
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Saturday, Sept 29
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Sunday, Sept 30
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Monday, Oct 1
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Tuesday, Oct 2
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Wednesday, Oct 3
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Thursday, Oct 4
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Friday, Oct 5
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Saturday, Oct 6
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Now that's sorted, let's raise a glass!

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