This Weekend: Grog & Dog Jog, Laffenhaus, Somerville Harvest Fest And Oktoberfest

The Grog & Dog Jog started off as a bad idea and it continues to get worse. Hatched by barman extraordinaire and fitness guru Brien...

This Weekend: Grog & Dog Jog, Laffenhaus, Somerville Harvest Fest And Oktoberfest

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 2010 IS CLOSED. For the complete list of teams and more info visit

Photo credits: Scott Mason,

Jump into your liederhousen, grab your beer stein and yodel your way over to Improv Asylum to celebrate Laffenhaus!

Local New England breweries join forces with Improv Asylum to celebrate life through great beer and great comedy. For One Day Only come taste a selection of beers from select New England breweries and see a show from Boston’s best improv and sketch comedy theater all in the heart of the Historic North End.

3PM to 6 PM
3 PM to 4 PM: Beer tasting
4 PM to 5 PM: Improv Asylum Show
5 PM to 6 PM: Beer tasting
21+ Only Event. ID Required.** Tickets for sale online only. Seating is GENERAL SEATING.

Tickets are $40 (online in advance and $50 after October 7th). Click here for tickets and more info.

Somerville First Harvest Fest (Arts @ Armory in Somerville)

Saturday, October 9
1p-5p & 6p-10p

Harvest Fest is Somerville Local First’s annual fall fundraiser and celebration. Held at Arts @ The Armory, Harvest Fest brings all things cool and local: beer, wine, music, art, fashion and food for one of the best parties of the year. Needless to say, we do the ’nonprofit gala’ thing a little bit differently. Harvest Fest 2010 will almost certainly sell out well in advance. After all, tickets are only $20 and you get a ton of value while helping provide much needed capital for SLF to continue its work in the community. For tickets, menu, entertainment line-up and more info click here.

Oktoberfest at the Newport Yachting Center - Newport, RI

Saturday, October 9, 12pm - 9pm
Sunday, October 10, 12pm - 8pm
Monday, October 11, 12pm - 6pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Click here for tickets and more info.

Biergartens, bratwurst, and Bavarian music set the stage for the 18th Annual International Oktoberfest! This Columbus Day Weekend, come celebrate the flavors of fall with the best of German food, music, and culture.

Raise your stein at the expanded International Biergarten, featuring hearty brews from Spaten, St. Pauli Girl, Samuel Adams, Harpoon, Sierra Nevada, Newport Storm, Narragansett and more. Indulge in festive Oktoberfest fare, with seasonal selections ranging from knackwurst to barbeque. Newcomers Schnitzels & Giggles from New Hampshire will be serving up authentic Austro-German cuisine in traditional Bavarian fashion, while the world’s largest touring grill and tailgate party, the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill, returns yet again to dish out the best of the ’wurst to the hungry masses. Get the entire family in on the fall festivities! Between the Kindergarten Tent featuring seasonal crafts and activities, and two stages of continuous live entertainment, the cultural carousal can be savored by all. Highlights of our 2010 lineup include high-energy performances by the madcap Alex Meixner Band, Alpine show band and perennial favorites SPITZE!, America’s premier German festival band die Schlauberger and more. It’s an ever-revolving kaleidoscope of fall flair, featuring authentic Bavarian musicians, spirited yodelers and toe-tapping dance troupes. A beer, a bratwurst, and a Bavarian beat - a Columbus Day lineup that can’t be topped. Prost!
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