Shared from the 8/16/2019 Houston Chronicle eEdition

38th Annual Island Oktoberfest set for Oct. 25-27

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Courtesy of Robyn Bushong

more fun contests; beer and wine events; fun, family children’s activities; and more. Island Oktoberfest will be held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th

Galveston’s fall festival, the 38th Annual Island Oktoberfest, expands to include a special Sunday morning German Polka Church service —to be held outside under the big tent for the first time ever. This year’s festival kicks off Friday evening, Oct. 25, from 5-10 p.m. and continues Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. On Sunday morning, a German Polka Church service will begin at 10 a.m. outside under the big tent. The 38th annual Island Oktoberfest will then conclude at noon, following a fellowship hour after the church service.

This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages; an expanded menu of authentic German food and libations; Cake Wheel; shopping for fine arts, crafts and gifts in the historic 1860 Lyceum; a lively auction; and Winnie, in historic downtown Galveston. Admission is free. German costumes are encouraged.

Island Oktoberfest is hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church with proceeds to benefit First Lutheran’s programs and outreach, including Feed-Galveston and Fanfare! Lutheran Music Academy.

For more information, visit www.galvestonoktoberfest.com, call 409-762-8477, or follow the event on Facebook at Island Oktoberfest.

This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, an expanded menu of authentic German food and libations, and more.

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