The annual Island Oktoberfest is back for its 39th year, and it’s bigger than ever.

The island’s premier fall festival kicks off with the tapping of the keg at 5 p.m. Friday and will continue until 10 p.m. on the festival grounds at First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie streets in Galveston.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com.

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