With a cold Halloween behind us, that rumble in the air must mean its November and the pace of the holidays quickens like a motorcycle shifting gears.

Island festivals goers have enjoyed the fall temperatures, including at last weekend’s Oktoberfest. Thousands of visitors and islanders alike gathered for German fare and fraternizing — lederhosen optional.

Hayley Hardcastle covers the social scene in Galveston. Her column appears each Sunday. Contact her at islandhopping@galvnews.com with “Island Hopping” in the subject line.

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