Save the date: Oktoberfest returns to the GACSRI on September 24 & 25, 2022!
Oktoberfest 2021 Highlights
Oktoberfest returns to the GACS in 2021! Join us for two full days of celebrating the Bavarian tradition of the Wies'n.
Tickets are now available to purchase for both days of the Fest. We ask guests planning on attending to please pre-purchase this year in advance is possible. Tickets purchased online will be $10 (+ applicable fees) and guests purchasing tickets at the door on the day of the event will be charged $12.
Live Music Schedule
Saturday, September 25th
1-5pm - The Vagabonds
6-10pm - The Bavarian Brothers
Sunday, September 26th
12-4pm - The Bavarian Brothers
Plus live dance performances by the GACS' own Alpenblumen Schuhplattlers!
Hot Dog w/ Chips ($3)
Potato Pancakes (2 for $5)
Potato Salad ($3)
Dinner Plate: 1 Meat, 2 Sides, & Bread ($9)
Featured Beer Offerings:
Weihenstephaner Festbier (Oktoberfest Lager)
Weihenstephaner Hefeweißbier (Wheat)
Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier (Unfiltered Lager)
Allgäuer Büble Festbier (Oktoberfest Märzen)
Radeberger Zwickel (Unfiltered Pilsner)
Schöfferhoffer (Grapefruit Radler)
...and many more options in the Ratskeller!
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.