It's that time of year when the air is crisp and the leaves start to turn. Everyone knows to look forward to their local fall fair. In northern Rhode Island they've had Autumnfest for over 30 years on Columbus Day Weekend. Located at the World War II Memorial state park in Woonsocket, thousands of folks come from all over to enjoy all of the great activities they have to offer. The rides, the food and of course the beer. This will be the first time that the Autumnfest will be serving Narragansett beer in the Woonsocket Rotary beer tent and we are truly honored to be a part of this tradition. So this weekend, head to Autumnfest and have a Gansett with us. Click here for the full schedule and list of events.
14th Annual Attitash Oktoberfest
10/08/2011 - 10/09/2011
Join us for the 14th Annual Attitash Oktoberfest on Columbus Day Weekend at Bear Peak. This year's event will be held on October 8 and 9, 2011. Enjoy live Bavarian music from the world renowned King Ludwig's Band, dancing, kids' activities, games, authentic German food and, of course, the Oktoberfest Biergarten featuring brewers from around the region.
Saturday, October 8: Noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 9: Noon - 5 p.m.
Price of Admission
Age 21 plus: $10
Age 6-20: $5
Under 6: FREE
*Positive ID required; Food and Beverage not included
12:00pm Doors Open/ Live Music from King Ludwig's Bavarian Band
Kinderplatz Games and Activities
Mechanical Bull Riding - $5 Must sign release waiver
2:00pm Preliminary Stein Holding Women
2:30pm Preliminary Stein Holding Men
4:00pm Finals Stein Holding Women and Men
4:20pm Raffle including an assortment of prizes
4:30pm Keg Toss Women and Men Saturday - 3:30pm Sunday
5:45pm Last call/ 6:00pm Event
Columbus Day Weekend / October 8-10
Saturday, October 8, 12pm - 9pm
Sunday, October 9, 12pm - 8pm
Monday, October 10, 12pm - 5pm
Raise your steins and toast to the flavors of Fall at the International Oktoberfest! The Bavarian brouhaha bubbles over with a spirited International Biergarten, the authentic Austro-German cuisine of returning concessionaires SCHNITZels & GIGGLES, rousing performances by nationally-acclaimed Oktoberfest show bands, dance troupes and yodelers, and 2 stages of rompin,’ stompin’ German entertainment featuring Spitze!, The Alex Meixner Band, Die Schlauberger, The Jimmy Sturr Orchestra, RI’s own Alpenblumen dancers, and more to be announced. Our popular Kindergarten area rounds out the autumnal amusement with seasonal crafts, activities and take-aways for the whole family.
Admission: Saturday or Sunday $20 Gate and Advance | Monday $12 / $10 Advance*
Children under 12 FREE with an adult | 3-Day Weekender Pass $40
* Discounted ticket price ends Friday, September 30.
The Grog & Dog Jog started off as a bad idea and it continues to get worse. Hatched by barman extraordinaire and fitness guru Brien Lang. The Grog is run by the Wild Colonial Running Club as a fundraiser to benefit the RI Community Food Bank. Compete in teams of four for glory and fabulous prizes from our sponsors. Each team is made up of four players, competing as a relay. Each player first runs the course of 1.25 miles and while there are some very talented runners the second phase is what we like to call "the great equalizer" where the runner must consume a hot dog and a beer before their teammate can leave for the next leg. There are provisions for vegetarians’Tofu dogs furnished by us-and for people with special dietary concerns. The beer is less negotiable. Coney Island rules apply and the Joey Chestnut maneuver is a popular favorite. "Reversals" are frowned upon. To quote the eponymous inspiration of the Josh Billings Runaground (another race we like),"To finish is to win." REGISTRATION for 2011 IS CLOSED. For the complete list of teams and more info visit WildColonial.com.
Photo credits: Frank Mullin, FrankMullin.com.