The 26th Annual Oktoberfest is brewing at Bold Point Park on the East Providence waterfront… It’s back on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday October 6th! It’s the original Rhode Island Oktoberfest with Biergartens featuring dozens of seasonal, craft, imported and local brews, autumnal libations, food trucks offering traditional German favorites and festival fare, and a lively backdrop of spirited Bavarian/American entertainment. Join us for the annual gathering of friends celebrating the Fall and little Bavaria in RI!
EVENT DATES, TIMES & LOCATION:
Saturday, October 6th
Gates Open from 12pm to 8pm
Bold Point Park on the East Providence waterfront
$15 Advance/ $20 Day Of Event
Prost Pass* – $75 advance and day-of event, limited quantities (details below) – *Online Only
Kids 12 and under are free with a paying adult.
BUY TICKETS: Click here
Or get them in person at:
Jordan’s Liquors: 199 Taunton Avenue East Providence
THE PROST PASS- EXCLUSIVE VIP EXPERIENCE!
Prost at Oktoberfest! This exclusive ticket grants you all-day and night admission to Oktoberfest, access to the open-air Prost Private waterside lounge with cocktail service, a private beer bar, a flight sampling of 4 Oktoberfest brews, official Oktoberfest beer stein, a complimentary beer or cocktail and a bratwurst from the Brat Bar for an authentic German treat with all the fixings. Everything you need to enjoy the Oktoberfest is available with the Prost Pass. Tickets are $75 and quantities are VERY limited. (Can be purchased online only.)
WHAT’S ON TAP
Check back for the 2018 offerings.
Here is a sampling of What Was On Tap in 2017:
• Warsteiner Pilsner
• Warsteiner Dunkel
• Warsteiner Oktoberfest
• Warsteiner Braumeister
• Schofferhofer Grapefruit
• Radeberger Pilsner
• Hofbräu Original
• Hofbräu Oktoberfestfest
• Hofbräu Maibock
• Spaten Oktoberfest
• Weihenstephaner Festbier
Local RI Brews
• Whalers Brewing Rise Pale Ale
• Whalers Brewing Hazelnut Stout
• Narragansett IPA
• Narragansett Lager
• Narragansett Oktoberfest
• Newport Storm RI Pumpkin
• Sam Adams Oktoberfest (MA)
• Sam Adams Jack-O-Traveler (MA)
• Harpoon Cider (MA)
• Harpoon Flannel Friday (MA)
• Stoney Creek Cranky IPA (CT)
• Hanging Hills IPA (CT)
• Two Roads Geyser Gose (CT)
• Shipyard Pumpkinhead (ME)
• 14th Star Valor Amber (VT)
• Otter Creek Oktoberfest (VT)
• Victory Festbier (PA)
• Ballast Point Sculpin (CA)
• Ace Pumpkin Cider (CA)
Oktoberfest will also feature a full bar offering seasonal cocktails and wine.
Enjoy authentic German food including brats, sausages and Bavarian pretzels! Not into German food? No Problem! We have many other options to choose from!
Food Vendors Include:
THINGS TO DO
Prost! Join us Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm for a collective Prost to kick off the Oktoberfest festivities.
Oktoberfest’s house beer wench, Jess, keeps the party rolling with interactive contests and antics!
- Stein Hoisting Event: Think you can hoist a full liter stein longer than anyone else? Stein Hoisting Competitions returns to Oktoberfest throughout the day! Let’s see how each “hoister” stacks up against fellow beer lovers and the winner gets cool prizes and bragging rights!
- Survivor Flip Cup
- Beer Pong
“East Coasts Award Winning Polka Band”
The Maestro’s Men are a versatile Polka Band formed in 1996. Their unique fusion of German and Polka will have you hopping as you raise your glasses with cheering Tiki toki, tiki toki, hoy, hoy, hoy. Their CD release “Don’t Stop The Music” was awarded favorite cd and song by The International Polka Association of Chicago, IL. Their “Strike Up The Band” CD was nominated for a Grammy.
The band attended the 2004 Grammy Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA. In 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 the band won “Favorite Band Of The Year” by the International Polka Association Music Hall of Fame Awards in Chicago, IL The leader Dennis Polisky was inducted into the Polka Hall of Fame of Chicago, IL in 2007. Maestro’s Men have performed at the Lowell Folk Fest, Spiedie Fest, MT Snow, Killington Oktoberfest, Hunter Mountain, Chicago IPA Fest, Pulaski WI Polka Days Fest, Ocean Mist – Matunuck RI to name a few.
Grab your lederhosen it’s time to Polka!
Between the music, Jess, our Oktoberfest Wench, hosts interactive contests for awesome prizes!
Check out the scene from 2017 Oktoberfest!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM FOR THE EVENT?
A: No, there is no age minimum for this event. However, it is targeted to adults with the “beer fest” program but children are welcome.
Q: HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS AND WHEN IS WILL CALL OPEN?
A: It’s easy to get your tickets! The fastest way to get your tickets is to order online and print them right at home. To order by phone call Ticketmaster 1.800.745.3000. To order in advance at the box office please click here for location and hours. Day-of ticket sales and Will Call will be available at the box office at Bold Point Park, located right near the event entrance, beginning at 10am.
Q: WHAT DO I GET WITH MY TICKET?
A: This is not your average beer festival! Oktoberfest is a cultural entertainment festival featuring 8 hours of ongoing entertainment throughout the day including die Schlauberger, a German-American spirited OOMPAH party band, Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men, the East Coast’s Award Winning Polka Band, and our official Oktoberfest DJ hosting interactive contests.
- Food and Beverage are not included with your ticket price but you will find our ticket prices are more affordable than other “beer events” in the area.
- There is authentic German food in addition to favorite festival offerings for sale
- Dozens of international, domestic and local brews including seasonal varietals for sale
- A festive outdoor atmosphere right on the East Providence waterfront. Enjoy the fall and vibrant foliage before the colder temps arrive!
Q: IF IT RAINS, DOES THE EVENT GO ON?
A: You bet! The event is rain or shine and you are welcome to bring an umbrella if it does rain.
Q: MY TICKET SAYS “GA”. ARE THERE ANY SEATS AT THE EVENT OR CAN I BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET?
A: “GA” refers to General Admission. While we do have limited seating throughout the event site, including tables and chairs, we do not have reserved seating at the event. This is a general admission “standing room/festival style” event but you are welcome to bring your own chairs or blankets.
Q: CAN I RE-ENTER THE EVENT IF I LEAVE?
A: Yes! You will be able to re-enter the event throughout the day and night.
Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN GLASSWARE INTO THE EVENT?
A: Yes! You can bring your own glassware into the event. Bartenders will not pour directly into your glass but you are welcome to transfer your drink into your own glass. There will also be glassware available for purchase at the event.
Q: CAN I BRING A COOLER OR MY OWN FOOD AND BEVERAGE INTO THE EVENT?
A: We do not allow coolers, large bags or outside food and beverage into the event. If you do need a large bag to be brought into the event, it will be subject to a search upon entry and items not permitted into the event will need to be removed. For a complete list of policies, please click here.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE EVENT, AND WHERE DO I PARK?
A: Click here for details on parking and public transportation options.
Q: WILL THERE BE BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Absolutely! We will have an array of international, domestic and microbrews to choose from throughout the event as well as full bars set up offering cocktails and other offerings. Check out the “What’s On Tap” section for more details.
Q: WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE FOR SALE?
A: Of course! Enjoy authentic German food including brats, sausages and Bavarian pretzels! Not into German food? No Problem! We have many other options to choose from including burgers, hot dogs, chicken, pizza, ice cream and other treats. Check out the “Oktoberfest Food” section above for more details.
Q: ARE PETS WELCOME AT THE FESTIVAL?
A: We love those furry friends, but unless they are certified assistance service animals unfortunately we cannot allow them inside the event.
Q. Where can I find all of the event policies?
A. Click here for a full list of the event policies.
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