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BIG THANKS to everyone who supported 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 was 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 featured kids’ activities, autumn drink and food specials, music, and the opportunity to support locally owned small businesses. There was a Scavenger Hunt at participating 2nd Street area shops and folks won prizes including Oktoberfest cups and bandanas.
The Montana Education Program provided youth activities including pumpkin painting, crafting nature masks, painting with spices, and marble painting leaves, donations are welcome. There was face painting for the kids by Tascha. DJs Prince Carls and Ted00000000 spun tunes for the Street Party with dancing and voguing encouraged. Food sold out quickly but included pretzels with cheese sauce at the Livingston Community Bakery, and burgers, brats and sauerkraut at the B.P.O.E Elks, burgers and fries from Bad Burger, and sweet treats from the United in Light Ice Cream Truck. Adult beverages were sold at The Owl, Hiatt House, and B.P.O.E Elks, and hot drinks from Coffee Crossing. Ancient Elements Massage offered chair massages at 130 N 2nd St, Suite 4, inside the Masonic Temple.
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.
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Oktoberfest is a collaboration of businesses on 2nd Street (and the corner of Callender & 2nd), sponsored by the Livingston Tourism Business Improvement District in collaboration with the Livingston Destination Management Organization and the Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District (Explore Livingston Coalition).
NOTE: Livingston's Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), in partnership with Downtown Livingston Business Improvement District (LBID) and Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is collectively called the Explore Livingston Coalition and all are funded by downtown district property or hotel bed taxes to support Livingston's business and tourism economy. This group is not a membership-driven organization so serves all Downtown and hospitality businesses in Livingston and does not charge for their services, but rather provides services, projects, marketing, and grants supporting events that bring tourism dollars into Livingston's economy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions