The historic and beautifully-renovated circa 1860 Lyceum will again be open from 5-9pm Friday evening and from 11am-7pm on Saturday with vendors showcasing exceptional hand-crafted arts, crafts, and … [Read More...] about Lyceum Shopping
Welcome To Island Oktoberfest!
October 26-27, 2018!
In 2018 We Celebrate The 37th Annual Edition of Galveston Island’s Oktoberfest
Friday 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am -11:00 pm
Galveston’s premier fall festival – the 37th Annual Island Oktoberfest – kicks off Friday evening, October 26 from 5-11pm; and continues Saturday, October 27 from 11 am – 11 pm. This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic German food and libations, Cake Wheel, fine arts, crafts and gifts; an exciting auction, fun, family and expanded children’s activities and much more. Oktoberfest held on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie – in historic downtown Galveston.. Admission is FREE. German costumes ENCOURAGED!
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-featuring a variety of both German and domestic brews and a variety of German-style wines from nearby Haak Vineyards. New this year, Oktoberfest will host a special wine-tasting event with Haak Winery and a beer-tasting event with Del Papa.
In addition to great music and dancing, there will be superb food and drink including smoked sausage, bratwurst, knockwurst, and “Wurstabendessen“- a sausage dinner comprised of German-style and Polish style Wurst with all the traditional German side dishes. This special German Dinner will be available both Friday evening and on Saturday. For a sweet finale, homemade Helmut’s strudel (freshly baked on site), will be offered in addition to a variety of tempting home-made desserts – specially prepared by congregation members from recipes handed down from generation to generation. Hand-made pretzels, freshly-popped popcorn, and a variety of soft drinks will also be sold at the festival.
The historic and beautifully-renovated circa 1860 Lyceum will again be open from 5-9pm Friday evening and from 11am-7pm on Saturday with 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. As well, shoppers always look forward to knowing that their favorite vendors have returned to showcase their best products.