Oktoberfest kicked off in Kilgore on Saturday, September 28th with the Avalon Faire. But the fun doesn’t stop there!
On Saturday, October 5th Kilgore Main Street is hosting Oktoberfest in downtown Kilgore across three city blocks.
Then throughout the rest of the month Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant will continue the merriment finishing with a special celebration on Saturday, October 26th.
“We seem to have embraced Oktoberfest in Kilgore, I think because our community likes to have events and festivals. They are always fun events that bring people of all ages together to celebrate the beginning of fall,” explains Mayor Ronnie Spradlin.
Saturday, September 28th:
There will be plenty of unique contests to keep attendees busy at the Avalon Faire Oktoberfest from 12 p.m.- 9 p.m. The classic bier stein holding and chicken dance contests will be joined by an axe throwing contest, three-legged race and a brat eating contest. Located at the renaissance park on FM 1252, there will be German food, music, beer and games for all ages.
Saturday, October 5th:
The fun doesn’t stop there, on Saturday October 5, locals and visitors alike can enjoy the Kilgore Oktoberfest in Historic Downtown Kilgore. This free event will see a large variety of food and artisan vendors, the Reel Beer Garden, German Bites by the Kilgore College Culinary students, Root Beer Garden by Brookshires and a Kinder Zone filled with lots of free activities for kids including hayrides and pretzel necklaces (Kinder Zone is only from 1 p.m. -6 p.m.).
Revelers will be kept entertained all day long with music by local polka band the Bier Nutz, performance by the Texas Rhythm Cloggers, dance lessons by the KHS Co-Ed Dance and end the night with a lively performance from The Social Club.
Kilgore Oktoberfest is taking place from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. along North Kilgore Street and East Main Street in Kilgore.
“This year’s Oktoberfest has expanded and we expect it to be the best one yet. We have significantly more food vendors and the Reel East Texas Film Festival are doing the beer garden this year, we’re making sure they have plenty of beer and a cider available along with new custom steins,” states Community Relations Manager, Sonya Waters. “This event is free to attend, with lots of free activities for kids; we just want people to come out, visit with each other and have a good time”.
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