We were unfortunately forced to cancel Oktoberfest 2020 due to COVID-19. Check back soon for future Oktoberfest planning and news!
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.