The major fundraiser for the Woonsocket Rotary Club is Autumnfest. It creates and opportunity to raise charitable dollars returned to the community and for many other nonprofit agencies in the area to benefit from an opportunity to do the same. The Rotary Club of Woonsocket has provided the multicultural food court offerings since the first Autumnfest in 1978. Under the direction of Rotary chairman of concessions vendors from as far away as Virginia have been hired with the emphasis on providing top quality foods in 12-by-12 foot booths or motored vehicles "Food Row" can be found near the Rotary Entertainment Stage and in the carnival rides areas. As many as 25 different food vendors sign on each year and many more seek to join the hugely successful event. Many are turned away each year as no duplications are allowed. Many food vendors are local nonprofit organizations who have an opportunity to raise funds for their organizations as well. The famous Rotary beer tent manned by Rotarians and their friends and families has become a huge success over the years. Top shelf music entertainment is offered throughout the weekend for those over 21 years old in the beer tent.