Trachtenfest 2020

Saturday, September 26th 2020; 5-10pm

While we are certainly disappointed to not be hosting our annual Oktoberfest this year, we wanted to make sure we gave our members and friends the opportunity to have a "fest" experience in what has been a very challenging 2020. Introducing: Trachtenfest 2020!
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Trachtenfest will be a slightly larger-scale version of our monthly Trachtenabend (or one could also view it as a scaled-down version of our Oktoberfest!). As with our Trachtenabend, we invite all of our guests to wear their most festive Trachten (lederhosen for the gentlemen and dirndls for the ladies). For Trachtenfest, we will be accepting a limited number of reservations for tables outside in our Biergarten and also inside our Ratskeller. Tables will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis via EventBrite. We will be offering our members an early opportunity to reserve tables via a pre-sale.

Date and Time

Saturday, September 26th from 5-10pm

Cost and Reservations - Tickets are Sold Out!

Table reservations must be made in advance via Eventbrite and no walk-ups will be permitted. The cost will be $150 to reserve a table (for a maximum of 6 guests). All table reservations will include a meal for all attendees. 


There will be two seating areas: indoors in the Ratskeller and outdoors* in our Biergarten. When booking your reservation via EventBrite, you can indicate which seating area you prefer. All tables will have a maximum capacity of 6 guests per table, with no exceptions due to COVID-19 regulations. We are only able to offer a limited number of tables per area and once it is sold out, additional seating can not be added.

*In the event of inclement weather, outdoor tables will be moved indoors into our hall. 


A plated meal will be served to all attendees beginning at 6pm that includes 2 brats, ​2 potato pancakes, Sauerkraut, and Kartoffelsalat (potato salad). Fresh pretzels will also be available for sale. 

Beer & Bar

Weihenstephaner Festbier (Oktoberfest beer) and Hefeweissbier

(wheat beer)​ will be served exclusively at Trachtenfest. There will

also be a full bar available with liquor and wine options. 

Weather Contingencies

In the event of inclement weather, guests that book an outdoor table for Trachtenfest will have their reservation moved indoors into our beer hall. Tables will be properly distanced in accordance with the City of Pawtucket's COVID-19 regulations.

Important COVID-19 Guidelines

​We ask that all of our guest adhere to the below guidelines in order to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Trachtenfest experience.

  • Table service (waiters and waitresses) will be provided for all guests. In accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, we can not have our guests standing at our bar waiting for service, so all tables will be attended to by wait staff. 

  • Dancing, unfortunately, is not permitted.

  • We ask that all guests remain seated at their table whenever possible and not congregate in standing groups

  • Proper face coverings must be worn when not seated at their table 

  • Only one guest is allowed into the restroom facilities at any given time

Questions about Trachtenfest can be sent to:

German-American Cultural Society
German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island

78 Carter Avenue  Pawtucket, RI   02861      

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