Premier Fall Event
October 25 & 26
The Island Oktoberfest
Celebrated each year on the 4th Saturday of October
Look for this year's event on October 25 & 26, 2013
Island Oktoberfest German
3rd Annual Kuchen (Cake) Bake off
Make Your Plans Now to Choose Your Recipe and to Enter
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 Wusrt Abendessen (German Sausage Dinner) and libations, fun children's activities (including activities from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo), 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 Sausage Dinner, homemade cakes and sweets, festival goers can look forward to Helmut's Strudel and Donald Gangl's apple cake.
Galveston Island Oktoberfest Bier-Menu
It's not Oktoberfest without truly typical German Biers. We are going to feature three themed Bier Garten environs. They are Hofbrau, Paulaner, and Beck's, in ice cold fresh kegs all direct from Germany. St Arnolds, a local microbrewery, but very much a European style brew, will also be featured.
Hofbrau, Paulaner, and Beck's will all feature a regular and an Oktoberfest selection.
In addition, we will have, once again, the popular Pumpkin Spice Ale, now Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat. Get there early, because this one usually sells out by 2 pm on Saturday. We are limited by the brewery on what we can have delivered, so each year we push and increase our inventory, but each year we sell completely out.
Of course, we will have the ever popular ZiegenBock, and Bud Light and Budweiser too, 'cause some folks just like their American brews.
The Island Oktoberfest is excited to present this true German Bier Menu. Spread the word and bring lots of friends who love the German style brews. We'll also have a German sweet wine (Liebfraumilch), along with American favorites.
- Hofbrau Oktoberfest
- Paulaner Oktoberfest
- Beck's Lager
- Beck's Oktoberfest
- St Arnolds
- Bud Light
- Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat