20th annual Oktoberfest

Soccer players from both the U.S. and German air forces compete during the annual soccer match at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Each year prior to the Oktoberfest, Holloman Airmen and the German air force compete in a friendly match to showcase their athletic abilities on the soccer field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Soccer players from both the U.S. and German air forces compete during the annual soccer match at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Each year prior to the Oktoberfest, Holloman Airmen and the German air force compete in a friendly match to showcase their athletic abilities on the soccer field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander (left), and Col. Stephan Breidenbach, the commander of the German Air Force Flying Training Center (right), prepare to tap the ceremonial keg at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. The German air force has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest at Holloman since 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander (left), and Col. Stephan Breidenbach, the commander of the German Air Force Flying Training Center (right), prepare to tap the ceremonial keg at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. The German air force has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest at Holloman since 1996. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Oktoberfest staff sell beer steins and glasses to attendees at the fest’s main entrance during the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Attendees of this year’s Oktoberfest enjoyed traditional Bavarian foods, beer and fun activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Oktoberfest staff sell beer steins and glasses to attendees at the fest’s main entrance during the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Attendees of this year’s Oktoberfest enjoyed traditional Bavarian foods, beer and fun activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A young boy aims for a soccer net while participating in a game at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Germany’s Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer fest and traveling funfair and is an important part of Bavarian culture. To fulfill the German tradition for German airmen currently stationed at Holloman, the German air force annually hosts its own Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A young boy aims for a soccer net while participating in a game at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Germany’s Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer fest and traveling funfair and is an important part of Bavarian culture. To fulfill the German tradition for German airmen currently stationed at Holloman, the German air force annually hosts its own Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Bavarian musicians play traditional folk music at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. The German air force hosts Oktoberfest each year, flying in authentic Bavarian foods and beer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

Bavarian musicians play traditional folk music at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. The German air force hosts Oktoberfest each year, flying in authentic Bavarian foods and beer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A couple shares a dance at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Traditional folk music was played throughout Holloman’s Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A couple shares a dance at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Traditional folk music was played throughout Holloman’s Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A group of women, wearing traditional dirndl dresses, take a break near a food stand at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Traditional dirndl dresses are feminine costume dresses and are worn by women during Germany’s annual Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A group of women, wearing traditional dirndl dresses, take a break near a food stand at the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Traditional dirndl dresses are feminine costume dresses and are worn by women during Germany’s annual Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A couple take a stroll and enjoy the sites during the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Thousands of Holloman Airmen and their families attended this year’s Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

A couple take a stroll and enjoy the sites during the 20th annual Oktoberfest at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on Sept. 10, 2016. Thousands of Holloman Airmen and their families attended this year’s Oktoberfest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Alexis P. Docherty)

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. --

Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. just celebrated its 20th annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the German air force.

The actual German Oktoberfest, held in Munich, Germany, is a folk festival that runs from mid-or late-Sept. to the first week in October of each year.

Thousands of Holloman Airmen and their families attended this year’s Oktoberfest, and enjoyed traditional Bavarian foods, beer and family-fun activities.