More from the October issue

Making Cider Donuts at Jaswell's Farm

James Jones

Check out a behind the scenes look at cider doughnut production.

International Oktoberfest

Rick Farrell of Mojo Photography

When: 10/17–18
Why: For the first time ever, Newport’s Oktoberfest migrates north to Providence’s India Point Park, bringing with it copious amounts of beer, brats and Bavarian culture. Come for the seasonal brews, stay for the Saturday afternoon storytelling hour, the stein-hoisting competition and live performances by authentic German troupes. Then, take a break from the action — pilsner and big Bavarian pretzel in hand — on a stroll along the leafy Providence waterfront.
Where: India Point Park, India Street, Providence.
More info: Call 1-888-900-8640 or visit

Read our blog for some Oktoberfest style inspiration.

Q-and-A with Christina Vitagliano

Cat Laine

Christina Vitagliano’s leap of faith led to a Monster Mini Golf empire, including a KISS-themed course, a book deal and a part-time job working for Gene Simmons.