After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, they are “rolling out the barrel” for the return of the Kingwood Oktoberfest. This family fun event will take place Oct. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, located at 1901 Woodland Hills Drive.
The Kingwood Oktoberfest will once again feature German fare, a children’s play area, polka music from The Texas Sound Check Band, beer from Back Pew Brewing Company and much more. There will be even more entertainment this year with a DJ and extra time to unwind or dance your cares away until 6 p.m. As always, there will be games and activities for all ages.
Oktoberfest is proud to have live music from the Texas Sound Check Band again this year. The Texas Sound Check Band, formerly known as the City Polka Boys, began playing music in the early 1970s. They have played at various festivals around the state, including the National Polka Festival in North Texas. The Texas Sound Check Band has played at the Kingwood Oktoberfest every year and they are glad to have them back.
The Kingwood Oktoberfest will once again feature beer from local brewery Back Pew. Founded in 2015, Back Pew has quickly gained a name for its bold and unique flavors, as unique as the former church it calls home. From Blue Testament to Satyr’s Swill, there is a great variety of craft beer to choose from. The Kingwood Oktoberfest is proud to sell several of the most popular flavors of Back Pew beer at this year’s event for just $5, just as it has every year since Kingwood Oktoberfest started.
What Oktoberfest would be complete without food? Handmade by church volunteers, Bratwurst, sauerkraut, and pretzels will be served, along with hot dogs, chips, water and soda. The children’s area, sponsored by Elton Fritz Property/Real Estate Group, will have face painting, craft stations, a Snapology station, multiple inflatables with climbing walls and slides and much more!
Oktoberfest is proud to welcome the event sponsor — HUFCO, a specialist in Parker Fluid Connections. HUFCO has been the leader in servicing the entire Gulf Coast region in fluid power products for decades. Also important is the gold sponsor, the Law Office of Melissa Rae Lanier, and bronze sponsors, Kosmin Media Group (Kingwood.com) and Kim Spurlock and Associates — Attorneys at Law. They are currently accepting all other sponsorship levels for the 2021 event. Go to KWOktoberfest.org for details.
Listed as one of the Top 10 events in Kingwood in its inaugural year of 2016, the event attracted more than 1,200 people. Following Hurricane Harvey and amid recovery efforts, Holy Comforter and the Oktoberfest team pushed forward and despite pouring rain on the day of the event, nearly 1,000 people from the community came out for the 2017 charity event. In 2018, the team celebrated its third year with a thousand people in attendance, including dozens of teenagers, who were entertained by the Kingwood High and Kingwood Park German clubs, JROTC and the theatre departments with dancing, drills and face painting.
After taking a hiatus in 2019 and 2020, Oktoberfest is coming back stronger for 2021. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for children.