2nd Street Oktoberfest Returns to Livingston, MT!
Raise a glass and your spirits at Livingston’s 2nd Street Oktoberfest on Saturday October 14 from 4-7 pm, bringing back Oktoberfest to 2nd Street in Downtown Livingston after a two-decade hiatus. 2nd Street will be closed to traffic starting at 2 pm from Callendar to Lewis for the Street Party with businesses along 2nd Street and adjacent Callender open late for shopping, dining, and celebrating.
Admission is free and there's fun for all! The event will feature kids’ activities, autumn drink and food specials, music, and the opportunity to support locally owned small businesses. There will be a Scavenger Hunt at participating 2nd Street area shops, fill in a game card by visiting the shops to win prizes including Oktoberfest cups and bandanas.
The Montana Education Program will be providing youth activities including pumpkin painting, crafting nature masks, painting with spices, and marble painting leaves, donations are welcome. There will also be face painting for the kids. DJs Prince Carls and Ted00000000 will be spinning tunes for the Street Party with dancing and voguing encouraged. Food will be available for sale; pretzels with cheese sauce at the Livingston Community Bakery, brats and sauerkraut at the B.P.O.E Elks, burgers, fries and favorites from The Secret Sandwich and Bad Burger food trucks, and United In Light will have pretzel necklaces along with their ice cream treats. Adult beverages will be sold at The Owl, Hiatt House, and B.P.O.E Elks, and warm up with hot drinks from Coffee Crossing.
Kick off your holiday shopping at nearby shops open late on 2nd Street and the adjoining corner of Callender Street (in alphabetical order): Bitterroot Records & Goods, Cactus Blossom Collective, Catherine Lane Interiors, Debra James Metalsmith/Pewter & Silver Gifts, Elk River Books, Ladysmith Boutique, Livingston Kite Co., Noita Spa, and don’t miss Obsidian Collection near the Owl. While shopping, play the Scavenger Hunt and bring your game cards to the tent near Lewis Street to win prizes.
This first year Oktoberfest is a pilot project to bring visitors and attention to the newer retail and businesses on lesser visited 2nd Street and is sponsored by the Tourism Business Improvement District. In subsequent years we hope to expand the event. Cheers to Oktoberfest!