\ 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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Shapiro created Lockn fest and the Fare Thee Well concerts in California and Chicago, celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead. Dave Brooks, Billboard, "Peter Shapiro Named Chair of HeadCount's Board of Directors," 8 July 2019 With such generous slices, gather for a relatively inexpensive and fun dessert-fest and share your slice with friends and family. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "16 free and cheap things to do around Denver in July," 1 July 2019 The beer fest portion is done at 7 p.m. Headliner band 5 Card Studs go on at 8 p.m. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee breweries will celebrate all things beer during Drink Brew City Week," 13 July 2018 For Northwest Indiana, our tiny town’s modest efforts with this annual festival ranks as one of the longest-running fest events in the region. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Peppermint royalty reigns in North Judson for 42nd Mint Festival," 15 June 2018 Meet the people who’ve turned Lightning in a Bottle and other fests into a career Alexandra Lovinit greets every customer at Mark’s Bar with a smile. Andy Hermann, Los Angeles Magazine, "“Transformational” Music Festivals Are Becoming a Year-Round Lifestyle," 31 May 2018 Curry's pretty three-point play with 1:28 left in the third put the Warriors up 88-83, and once Golden State got going in transition the Mavericks couldn't keep up in what became a dunk fest. USA TODAY, "Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Mavericks, end 2-game skid," 9 Feb. 2018 The victory party Trump staged at the White House became an extravagant love fest. Washington Post, "This is the week that the GOP truly became the party of Trump," 3 Feb. 2018 The beers, aged in W.L. Weller whiskey barrels from Kentucky, caused a sensation when a dozen bottles of each were raffled off at the fest and the lot subsequently sold for $1,200. David Klein, latimes.com, "What goes into an $899 bottle of beer? Lots of coconut and hype," 10 June 2019

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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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