Oktoberfest in Rhode Island

Spend a couple of days at an Oktoberfest in Rhode Island.  Ah, Rhode Island. You put on a good show at Oktoberfest 2018 despite having so few people with German heritage (and one of the smallest populations in general).

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2019 Events

Oktoberfest at Redlefsen’s - Bristol, RI - Sep 26 to Oct 25, 2018
Starts with a kickoff parade. They will celebrate with German food music and dancing every Wednesday and Thursday through October.

GACSRI Oktoberfest - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018

International Oktoberfest - Newport, RI - Oct 6, 2018
Sendoff summer with a Rhode Island Oktoberfest on the Newport waterfront. Expect seasonal brews with savory German cuisine and music emanating from the beer gardens. Saturday has an active, college/beerfest vibe. Seniors and families with small children are encouraged to attend on Sunday, which is typically less congested.

Bold Point Park Oktoberfest - East Providence, RI - Oct 6, 2018
The 26th Annual International Oktoberfest is brewing at Bold Point Park on the East Providence waterfront… It’s back on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday! 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!

Nearby states to also party for Oktoberfest: ConnecticutMassachusetts, and New York

 

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Past Events

Union Station Brewery Oktoberfest - Providence, RI - Oct 15, 2016

Oktoberfest at Redlefsen’s - Bristol, RI - Sep 26 to Oct 25, 2018
Starts with a kickoff parade. They will celebrate with German food music and dancing every Wednesday and Thursday through October.

GACSRI Oktoberfest - Pawtucket, RI - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018

International Oktoberfest - Newport, RI - Oct 6, 2018
Sendoff summer with a Rhode Island Oktoberfest on the Newport waterfront. Expect seasonal brews with savory German cuisine and music emanating from the beer gardens. Saturday has an active, college/beerfest vibe. Seniors and families with small children are encouraged to attend on Sunday, which is typically less congested.

Bold Point Park Oktoberfest - East Providence, RI - Oct 6, 2018
The 26th Annual International Oktoberfest is brewing at Bold Point Park on the East Providence waterfront… It’s back on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday! 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!

We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!

We have added maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.

Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That's one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to last year's event when information for this year is not yet available. Do not be fooled.

The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We're sorry that we don't have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.

Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.

Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.

Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.

Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.

Please don't drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

Find other fun things to do in Rhode Island in fall:

Rhode Island Festivals
Rhode Island Corn Mazes
Rhode Island Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Rhode Island
Pumpkin Patches in Rhode Island

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