Bring on the bier steins and brouhaha when the International Oktoberfest returns to Newport this Columbus Day weekend. The event features loads of live entertainment, international food and beverages and seasonal family fun for everyone to enjoy. This year there are two stages of live Bavarian entertainment including the spirited die Schlauberger, plus SPITZE! Oktoberfest Show Band, The Alex Meixner Band, HSV Bavaria Folk Dancers, The Polka Family Band and The Adlers. And what’s Oktoberfest without the beloved biergartens, brimming with frosty heads of seasonal and international beer varieties and a gleaming view of Newport Harbor?
WHERE: Newport Yachting Center, corner of Commercial Wharf and America’s Cup Avenue, Newport
WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7
COST: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate for Saturday; $17 in advance, $20 at the gate for Sunday; $30 in advance, $40 at the gate for two-day pass; free for kids under 12 accompanied by an adult
MORE INFO: 401/846-1600; www.newportwaterfrontevents.com