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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Here are places to fest, feast and everything in between in Cudahy, Franklin, Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and St. Francis throughout July. 1. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the southern suburbs in July," 2 July 2018 Performances during the five-day Hand to Hand fest will take place on stage at FringeArts and outside in the theater’s Haas Biergarten, which will have a midway featuring local jugglers, aerialists, and acrobats. Shaun Brady, Philly.com, "Philly is suddenly full of circus options, including a daring new 5-day festival," 23 May 2018 The outlaw country firecracker is bringing her second love -- curated vintage of a cowboy ilk -- to the fest. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "Nikki Lane Shows How Her Stagecoach Vintage Market Is a Perfect Fit For the Festival," 23 Apr. 2018 West and Trump engaged in a sort of Twitter love-fest this Spring, exchanging praise online. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Kanye West delivered a pro-Trump rant on SNL. The audience booed, but he earned Trump’s praise.," 30 Sep. 2018 Feel free to share your bests and worsts of the fest in the comment section. Michael Rietmulder, The Seattle Times, "The best and worst of Bumbershoot 2018," 3 Sep. 2018 Where was the media five- alarm fire over that embarrassing love fest that never worked out, by the way? Fox News, "Scalise compares Trump's Russia strategy to Obama's; Nunes on warning Obama administration about Russia," 19 July 2018 The group will perform at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Orchestra Hall, part of a fest lineup hitting an assortment of Midtown venues and outdoor stages. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Transglobal Underground's electro-worldbeat to brighten Concert of Colors," 12 July 2018 Lotus World Music Festival Bloomington’s four-day international music and arts fest flies you to Belgium, Russia and Germany sans plane, boat or train — only instruments. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 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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