GACSRI Oktoberfest Pawtucket


Save the date! Oktoberfest 2021 at the GACS will be held on Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th. More event details and ticketing information will be available later this summer!

History of Oktoberfest (or the "Wiesn)

The Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (people's festival). It is held annually in München (Munich) since 1810. Kronprinz Ludwig, later King Ludwig I (reign: 1825–1848), married Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the royal event. The fields were named Theresienwiese ("Theresa's Meadow") in honour of the Crown Princess, and have kept that name ever since, and the locals have abbreviated the name simply to "Wiesn." In the following years, the festivities grew and the traditional has held ever since.

Oktoberfest in Pawtucket

Each September, we welcome guests to our grounds in Pawtucket to celebrate Oktoberfest and attempt to reproduce a sense of Bavarian Gemütlichkeit (coziness) with live music, dancing, German Festbier, and traditional food offerings. Our Oktoberfest is held across our outdoor Biergarten, Ratskeller bar, and large indoor Bierhalle.

Oktoberfest Pawtucket Poster 2019
Oktoberfest Pawtucket Poster 2018