Join us on Saturday October 5 from 1pm-9pm in Historic Downtown Kilgore for an East Texas wunderbar experience! There will be a kids zone, food vendors, artisan vendors, lots of competitions and entertainment from the Bier Nutz and The Social Club. Come dressed for the occasion in a dirndl or lederhosen and enter the Best Dressed competition or if that's not your style purchase one of our Kilgore Oktoberfest event shirts!

The Reel East Texas Film Festival presents the Reel Beer Garden at this year's Kilgore Oktoberfest. Serving up ice cold beer and hard cider in signature beer steins, you'll want to make sure you get there early in case those steins sell out!  ​Steins will be $10 which includes one drink and refills are $5. There will be cans available as well as $5 each.

Make sure you have cash with you, as the Reel Beer Garden is cash only. To learn more about the Reel East Texas Film Festival visit their website

Kilgore Oktoberfest takes place in the heart of downtown Kilgore. There are lots of businesses to visit, shop and dine at, before or during the event. Some of the businesses that are involved in the Oktoberfest event are:

  • The Shops on Main (open 10am-6pm)

  • Everything That Blings

  • Paisley's Pick Ns (open 10am-6pm)

  • Beauty by Cassie (open from 5:30pm-9pm)

  • Downtown D'Lites (11am-6pm)

  • Loco Meaux Brew Pub

  • Val's Italian Restaurant 

  • Charburger Stockade

Oktoberfest Event Map

Food Vendors

F1: Edible Art Specialty Cookies

F2: JC Cones

F3: Roz’s Eats

F4: Las Tejanitas

F5: Brigitta's Hungarian Restaurant

F6: Uncle James BBQ

F7: Charlie’s Snoballs

F8: Ted Kamel Foods

F9: Raisin Smoke BBQ

F10: Downtown D’Lites Pretzels

F11: Brookshire’s Root Beer

B1: Reel Beer Garden

K1: Kids Zone (1pm-6pm)

S: Stage

M: Covenant Olantude (live music)

In: Information Booth

KC: Bavarian Bites (3pm-5pm)

T: Toilets

    : Hay ride pick up/drop off

Artisan Vendors

A1: Kirby Crafts

A2: Premier Designs Jewelry

A3: Distinct Creations

A4: MMI Insurance Agency

A5: Grace Woodwork

A6: Robin Hill with Farmasi

A7: Beanies and Things

A8: Buddy's Home Furnishings

A9: MLS Boutique

A10: J. de Graffenried Dentistry

A11: Cricket Wireless

A12: Surbers K9's 4 Heroes

A13: JLS Threads

A14: Bling & Blades

A15: Wildcatters TNR

A16: Jewelry by Iris

A17: B-Dazzled Paparazzi Accessories

A18: Antique American Coin & Spoon Jewelry

Sponsored by the City of Kilgore Main Street and the Downtown Merchants 

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