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While October Means Halloween Is Nigh, It Also Means Island Oktoberfest Is Here

Galveston's premier fall festival, the 38th Annual Island Oktoberfest, kicks off Friday evening, October 25th at 5 pm. This year, festival-goers can look forward to more of everything … that is German!

Island Oktoberfest, hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company, will open Friday evening with themed-Bier Garten venues. Oktoberfest will feature special beer and wine tastings paired with superb food including smoked sausage, bratwurst, knockwurst, and "Wurstabendessen. For a sweet finale, homemade Helga's strudel will be offered.

The historic and beautifully-renovated circa 1860 Galveston Lyceum will have vendors showcasing exceptional hand-crafted arts, crafts, and gift items for those festival-goers eager to get a head start on holiday shopping. Because Oktoberfest continues to be one of the vendors' most enjoyable and popular venues, regular attendees can look forward to shopping at their long-time favorite booths - each featuring Christmas and other special gift items.

Island Oktoberfest is free and German costumes are encouraged. All proceeds benefit programs and outreach for First Lutheran Church in Galveston, including FeedGalveston, an initiative that provides nutritious, ready-to-prepare meals for those in Galveston County who are food insecure.
Proceeds will also benefit Fanfare. For more information, call 409-762-8477.

We know how important it is to participate in all of the latest and greatest activities that take place in our community—especially after a long week at the office. Luckily enough for you, adventure is always right around the corner at Oxford at Country Club Apartments in Baytown, Texas!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, October 26, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
First Lutheran Church
2415 Winnie Street
Galveston, Texas 77550

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