The Fests of Times, the Würsts of Times: Oktoberfest Events

From life on Marzen to the depths of Helles, we have the agenda and some of the best local beers to make you want to don your dirndl, tip your Alpine Hat and rock the Haus.

The OG Oktoberfest in Munich is still cancelled due to the pandemic, but here are some local events you can responsibly drink in.

SEP 25-26 
Oktoberfest returns to the German American Cultural Society of RI in 2021! Get a sense of Bavarian Gemütlichkeit (coziness) with live music, dancing, German Festbier, and traditional food offerings in their outdoor Biergarten, Ratskeller bar, and large indoor Bierhalle.  78 Carter Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861

SEP 25-26
You must go to the Sam Adams Boston Taproom’s celebration of classic German beers. Traditional and innovative brews from Megan Parisi and the brewers. They’ll have live music, a German Plate featuring a Brat + Pretzel combo, stein hoisting contests, and a special sampling of Barrel Aged Octoberfest available for purchase within the taproom. 60 State St, Boston, MA 02109 $5 tickets are available at the door! RSVP at 

OCT 1-3
The first weekend in October, stille deinen Bierdurst (quench your beer thirst for) with Gansett Oktoberfest brewed by the local team led by Lee Lord. Anticipation is making me wait! Since opening this year Lee and the brewers have reestablished Narragansett’s Providence beer fans faith in local craft beer. The debut of their Marzen style will bring Munich to the Providence masses. Get your tickets before they are ausverkauft.  Narragansett Brewpub  271 Tockwotton Street near India Point Park ticket holders (visit

SAT OCT 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
One must attend the Würst Lagerfest Ever at  Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen.  Master Chef Jon Gillman will be at the helm of their patio charcoal grills, open fire cooking their sausages, featuring a staggering würst menu comprising over a dozen different handmade sausages! 190 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA, 02135