\ ˌfest\

Definition of fest

: a gathering, event, or show having a specified focus a music fest often used in combination a gabfest

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Admission to the fest is $5 each day; doors open at 8 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at the Public House, 815 E. Locust St. Coming up Monday: Play ball! Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shakespeare in the Domes, Cirque du Soleil and more things to do this weekend in Milwaukee," 29 Mar. 2018 The fest runs July 12-15 at 18255 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the western suburbs," 3 July 2018 The fest will run August 3-5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Ave. Kt Hawbaker, chicagotribune.com, "Victory Gardens sets lineup for 10th Ignition Festival of New Plays," 13 June 2018 The fest will run 5-11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Metroparks announces Taste on the Lake festival, new concert series at Edgewater Park," 14 May 2018 This year's Sundance fest runs Thursday through Jan. 28. Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sundance: Vivian Bang Attends Awkward Audition in 'White Rabbit' Clip (Exclusive Video)," 16 Jan. 2018 In classic, non-traditional fashion, the couple opted for a dinner party over an all-night dance fest. Tara Lamont-djite, Harper's BAZAAR, "When Megan Met Henry: A Very British Wedding in Brooklyn," 11 Mar. 2019 The peck fest all started with Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten, whose budding romance has been teased over the past few weeks. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Fans Go Nuts After Seeing Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten's Steamy Kiss," 6 Nov. 2018 Why not give yourselves a break from the food fest and head outside for a walk instead? Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "12 Thanksgiving Tradition Ideas for the Best Holiday Ever," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of fest

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fest

German, from Fest celebration, from Latin festum — more at feast

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The first known use of fest was in 1889

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