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Island Oktoberfest
photos by Juan Peña
Saturday, October 22, 2011

Historic downtown Galveston came alive when the 30th annual Island Oktoberfest kicked off Friday evening. 

These photos are by Juan Peña.

Island Oktoberfest, hosted by First Evangelical Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company, opened Friday evening with a ceremonial tapping of the wooden keg by Mayor Joe Jaworski in the newly expanded Bier Garten- featuring several German biers and a variety of German-style wines.

Also, The Lyceum was open with vendors showcasing superb hand-crafted arts, crafts, and gift items.

This fun, family weekend of great music, authentic German food, libations, auction, raffle, games, and much more continued with extended hours on Saturday, October 22, from 11 am - 11 pm on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie.

There was live continuous entertainment on two stages, authentic German food, brew, and wines; first-ever German Kuchen (Cake) Bake Off, quality arts and craft vendors showcased their wares in The Lyceum, there was an exciting auction, cake wheel, raffle, and much more.

For more information, please visit, call 409.762.8477 or follow the event on Facebook at Island Oktoberfest.

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