Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Island Oktoberfest - October 21 & 22, 2011

Celebrated each year on the 4th Saturday of OctoberLook for this year's event on October 21 & 22, 2011
Island Oktoberfest German
Kuchen (Cake) Bake off

Hurry! Entries must be received by October 20, 2011
Click here for more details and Entry Form

Galveston's Island Oktoberfest was first celebrated in 1981 by members of First Lutheran Church who traced their roots back to German immigrants of the mid 1800s. What started simply as a "fall activity for the congregation and their friends and neighbors in the courtyard in front of the Parish Hall" has grown and expanded into what is now Galveston Island's premier fall event attracting over 15,000 "friends and neighbors" for this fun two day event.

Featuring live and lively entertainment, great
German-style food and libations, fun children's activities (including train rides!), a variety of booths featuring handcrafted gifts, arts & crafts, a live auction, Cake Wheel, and tempting treats from the Sweets booths, you don't want to miss this yearly event. In addition to the traditional German Dinner, homemade cakes and sweets, festival goers can look forward to Helmut's Strudel and the recently added Donald Gangl's apple cake.

For more information, click here.

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