Oktoberfest – our official sendoff to summer, and salute to the arrival of autumn, will take place at ALEX AND ANI City Center in downtown Providence this year! Join us for our annual reunion of friends enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of our little Bavaria in Rhode Island. Seasonal brews, and savory German cuisine compliment the lively and spirited sound of music spilling from the Biergartens. Did you know that Oktoberfest in Germany actually starts in September? This year we take a cue from our German friends and kick off the Oktoberfest season in RI with an earlier “Fest”!
EVENT DATES, TIMES & LOCATION:
Saturday, September 24th:
Session 1: 12pm to 4pm
Session 2: 5pm to 9pm
UPDATE: Anyone who purchased a full priced ticket for Session 1 can stay through 9pm for no additional charge. The event will not have a break from 4pm to 5pm. There is re-entry so feel free to leave and come back!
Tickets will be $15 starting at 4pm!
Sunday, September 25th:
12pm to 5pm
NEW LOCATION! ALEX AND ANI City Center in downtown Providence!
$20 advance/$25 day-of event*
After 4pm, Tickets are $15
Children under 12: Free with a paying adult**
**Note to parents: This event is all ages, however it is geared towards adults. Kids activities will not be available.
Tickets are $10
Children under 12: FREE with an adult
General Admission event, no reserved seating, re-entry is allowed.
Ticket includes admission into the event and live entertainment. Food & beverage is available for sale.
Check back for photos!
THINGS TO DO
Prost! Join us Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm for a collective Prost to kick off the Oktoberfest festivities.
Stein Hoisting Event: Think you can hoist a full liter stein longer than anyone else? The Stein Hoisting Competition returns to the International Oktoberfest on Saturday during Session 1. Let’s see how each “hoister” stacks up against fellow beer lovers and the winner gets cool prizes and bragging rights!
WHAT’S ON TAP
• Lookout Cider
• Stoney Creek Black Water Pilsner
• Sam Adams Oktoberfest
• Sam Adams Jack-O-Traveler
• Newport Storm Hurricane Amber
• Newport Storm Blueberry
• Newport Storm RI Pumpkin
• Newport Storm IPA
• Harpoon IPA
• Harpoon Cider
• Harpoon UFO Pumpkin
• Harpoon Flannel Friday
• Narragansett Heffewiezen
• Narragansett Lager
• Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner
• Coney Island Freaktoberfest Big Ol’ Pumpkin Ale
• Leinenkugel Beer Gard Tart
• Leinenkugal Big Butt Dopple Back
• Magic Hat #9
• Magic Hat Circus Boy
• Warsteiner Dunkle
• Warsteiner Oktoberfest
• Warsteiner Braumeister
• Czechvar Pilsner
• Otter Creek Overgrown APA
• Brooklyn Lager
• Two Roads Ol’ Factory Pilsner
• Trinity Brewhouse Oktoberfest
• Trinity Brewhouse Local Spiced Rum Hot Toddy
• Foolproof Peanut Butter
• Spaten Lager
• Paulaner Oktoberfest
• Victory Fest Bier
• ACE Pumpkin Cider
• Yuengling Oktober
• Long Trail Harvest
• Blue Moon Harvest
• Shipyard Pumpkin
• Heineken Light
• Miller Lite
• Narragansett Lager
• Newcastle Brown Ale
• Harpoon UFO
• Red Stripe
• Tecate Light
• Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner
• Truly Spiked & Sparkling Water
• Strongbow Hard Apple Cider
• Strongbow Cherry Blossom Cider
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!
Trinity Brewhouse | Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Roll & Pretzel Necklaces
Friskie Fries | Creatively Loaded French Fries
Pizza Gourmet | Grilled Pizzas
Cinemaworld | Pretzels and Bratwurst
Check back for more information on this year’s food vendors!
Saturday, 12pm to 4pm
A 6 Piece Professional Bavarian Orchestra with trombone and/or flutes, trumpets, accordion, drums & tuba.
Saturday, 5pm to 7pm
Natural Element backing Yami Bolo | Natural Element on Facebook
Natural Element will bring the Reggae vibes to Oktoberfest! Infusing all the elements of true beat music – Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Afro-Beat with a true love for music.
Saturday, 7pm to 9pm
Newport Art House w/ The Z-Boys | The Z-Boys on Facebook
The Z-Boys are a most excellent power trio hailing from Newport, Rhode Island. With a combination of surf rock, blazing fast country, latin, and metal influences, The Z-Boys will grab your attention and give it a smooch. If you can pick your jaw up off the floor, you may find yourself dancing until the tequila emerges from all your pores. Oh, and we’ll make you pancakes after!
Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band
Sunday, 12pm to 5pm
www.OHBand.com | Oberlaendler on Facebook
In their 51st year The Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band is seriously good, Wunderbar!!!!!!!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM FOR THE EVENT?
A: No, there is no age minimum for this event. However, we encourage guests with children to attend the event on Sunday for a more family friendly environment.
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 ALEX AND ANI City Center, located right near the event entrance, beginning at 10am on both days of the event.
Q: WHAT DO I GET WITH MY TICKET?
A: This is not your average beer festival! The International Oktoberfest is a cultural festival featuring 13 hours of ongoing entertainment throughout the weekend including spirited party and OOMPAH bands, dancing and 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
- Over 35 international, domestic and local brews including seasonal varietals for sale
- A festive outdoor atmosphere in the heart of downtown Providence. Enjoy the beautiful September 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.
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 to be directed to our event policies for all events we produce at ALEX AND ANI City Center.
Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE EVENT, AND WHERE DO I PARK?
A: There are many public parking options in downtown Providence. 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.
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