No-vem-ber-fest (n)

A raucous autumnal celebration that typically emphasizes merrymaking and the consumption of beer and fried turkeys. Novemberfest was invented in the fall of 2001 by a consortium of New Englanders searching for a reason to deep fry large quantities of turkeys and yet retain the hearty German devotion to binge drinking in October.

[Middle English Novembre, from Old French, from Latin November, ninth month, from novem, nine + Fest, festival (from Middle High German vst, from Latin festum, from neuter of festus, festive).]