Like tinsel, guitar solos, and incriminating legal papers, sauerkraut is best finely shredded. Enjoy the specialties of the Old World with today's Groupon to O-Fest in Pawtucket. The festival on Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2, at the historic Slater Mill Museum. Choose from the following ticket options:
- For $15, you get two one-day passes (a $30 total value).
- For $30, you get four one-day passes (a $60 total value).
- For $40, you get six one-day passes (a $90 total value).
Each admission to the festival includes a pint of Samuel Adams Octoberfest beer.
O-Fest attendees quaff frothy brews to strains of live German and American music against the backdrop of a historic cotton mill. As they wander through the event’s forest of tents, crews of two, four, or six merrymakers can savor the rich, hoppy flavor of their included pints of Samuel Adams Octoberfest beer, brewed with five roasts of malt to engender complex flavors and confuse any beer-pursuing bloodhounds who catch its scent. Then, head to the German stage to practice oom-pa-pa-ing to traditional tunes from New York City’s Polka Brothers, or rock out to homegrown harmonies at the American stage. Although not included in today’s Groupon, patrons can sample a wide variety of drafts such as handcrafted Wachusett Brewing Company beer, while sausages and Bavarian pretzels from Doherty's East Ave satisfy cravings for German fare more effectively than chewing on a statue of Ludwig van Beethoven.
O Fest RI
Starting Friday, October 5 at 6 p.m. and running through Monday, October 8, O Fest RI, spearheaded by Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, celebrates autumn with beer, live music, and general merriment. The festival features fall-themed libations from as far away as Germany itself—with Oktoberfest brews from Spaten, Hofbrau, and Paulaner—and those from closer to home from brewers such as Harpoon, Sam Adams, and Shipyard. In addition, the festival will feature a lineup of musical acts, including What Matters and Those Guys.
Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, whose whopping 82 taps helped earn it an award for Best Bar and Beer Selection in The Phoenix's Best of Providence 2011, will anchor the celebration from their dark-wood bar. The bar itself serves a host of culinary treats from Prince Edward Island mussels in zesty zuppa sauce to blackened jerk salmon. An outdoor patio plays host to al fresco dining and lassoing the moon to impress dates.