Night Of Itinerary

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Food and Drink | Music | Auction | Hat Contest | Ticket Policy

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Basic Information

Date & Time

Saturday, August 6

6:00 - 7:00 PM - VIP Cocktail Hour

7:00 - 10:00 PM - OkraFest


The Lyceum

2401 Winnie Street

Galveston, Texas, 77550



Parking is available on the street.

There is also a parking lot available around the South of the venue. This is accommodated by the Printing Company & Law Firm.

Dress Code

Medium Fancy (cocktail whimsy)

Participate in the OkraFest Hat Contest by wearing an Okra-centric hat topper to OkraFest! Winner will receive an 3D Printed OkraFest trophy!

Checking In

All you need is the name the ticket was purchased under.

If you bought a table and haven’t assigned names to the seats, your guests can check in with the name the ticket was purchased under (or) you can email

VIP Ticket Holders

For VIP Ticket Holders, doors open at 6:00 PM for the exclusive VIP Cocktail Hour. You’ll be given your exclusive perks at the door.

OkraFest is presented by:

Food & Drinks

Owned and operated by Daya Myers-Hurt, Fish Company Taco is proudly dedicated to sustainability & Gulf Seafood.

This humble “Gulf-to-table” eatery offers a concise menu of tacos in imaginative styles like Baja (crema, “mexipickle,” cilantro) and Empire (ginger-garlic Hunan sauce, green onions), all of which can be filled with the day’s fresh catch, Gulf shrimp, or vegetables.

Chef Mary Bass is a born and raised 5th generation Galvestonian and holds her degree in Culinary Arts from Galveston College. Her career spans more than 2 decades in this community. She came in as runner up on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and was in the top 6 for Food Network’s Ultimate Thanksgiving Showdown. She is a private chef and caterer and recently, she opened a Gourmet Kolache bakery named Good Dough as a pop-up inside her commercial kitchen in Galveston named La Cocina.

Chef Bass in the past has been a finalist for Citizen of the Year by the Galveston Daily News 20201, has been named "Best Chef Galveston, 2015 through 2018", “Best Caterer Galveston County, 2020, 2021” and was named “Top 40 under 40” by the Galveston Daily News and received the “Yellow Rose of Texas” award from the Texas State Governor, the highest award a woman in Texas can receive from his office.

Since buying the popular Galveston cafe EATcetera in 2018, owner/chef Lena Pyles and investor Victoria Newsome decided it was important to offer menu options for every eater. As a result, EATcetera has a seat for everyone at their table; they pride themselves in providing fresh, tasty entrees and are one of the few restaurants with gluten-free/vegan options beyond just a salad.

Pyles started cooking when she was 16 and followed her older brother to Dallas to pursue this passion. She moved up to an executive chef position at 25 and garnered accolades as a top Asain-fusion chef in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Now, she's decided it's time to step up the EATcetera menu and is adding a seasonal prix-fixe chef's menu featuring her Asian-fusion creations. Look for these offerings this fall.

From the second you enter the front doors, your senses will be flooded with the wonderful smell of fresh spices and herbs. Take a look around and you will see photos of yesteryear hung above the shelves that are fully stocked with specialty import foods from all over the world. You hear the blender churning in the packing room and the hustle and bustle of the employees getting orders together for local restaurants. The food is incredible, the service is unsurpassed, and the products are exceptional.

Whether you are looking for a great lunch, or the ingredients to make your next meal, make sure Maceo Spice & Import is your first stop.

Nestled in the coastal town of San Leon, Texas, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House is the premier restaurant by Raz Halili of globally renowned Prestige Oysters. A second-generation oysterman and first-generation Texan, Halili shares his parents’ passion for the Gulf Coast and the abundant fish and seafood that can be teased from its waters year-round.

With a tide-to-table mentality, Pier 6 offers the freshest Gulf Coast seafood available. On the menu, you’ll find freshly shucked oysters and raw bar preparations alongside coastal classics and inventive seasonal creations by award-winning Executive Chef Joe Cervantez, who draws inspiration from near and far.

Koops BBQ is a local favorite serving all the best BBQ meats and side dishes. Several specials include brisket nachos, brisket mac and buffalo blue cheese French fries. Catering is also available.

Opened in May 1999, this little bistro was selected by the Zagat Survey as One of the Top 15 Restaurants in the Houston Metropolitan Area and the Top "Eclectic-International" Category. Also voted by Galveston County residents as Best Overall Restaurant in Galveston County, Best Business Lunch, and number one in Friendliest Service (Galveston County Daily News, June 2002). Remarkably, the Mosquito Cafe has been reviewed in over twenty-eight articles from Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston to Lake Charles.

The upscale eclectic menu has created a cult following among locals, nearby medical professionals, and visitors enticed by the originality of the grilled, roasted, sauteed, and steamed dishes and any others tired of hush puppies, po-boys, and fried shrimp combos.

Coastal Bake Shop was founded with the purpose of bringing the highest quality viennoisserie and naturally leavened breads to our community. We use locally milled grains and natural leaven in our breads just like bakers did for thousands of years before the industrialization of bread making. We prioritize the use of organic, seasonal, and local ingredients.

The Bar

Join us for VIP hour & enjoy VIP-only cocktails from Daiquiri Time Out, exclusive to OkraFest and limited only by the wild imagination of DTO's proprietor and head libations wizard, Brad Stringer. Galveston Island Brewing shares some of their most popular locally-crafted brews--it wouldn't be OkraFest without them! Both DTO & GIB are staples of the OkraFest celebration, keeping us well-watered and merry.

2022 Musician: Danielle Reich Swing Quintet

Danielle Reich is a Houston-based jazz vocalist who has performed at the Trinity Jazz Festival (Houston), the Austin Jazz Festival, the Manouche NW Concert Series (Bellingham, WA), the Western Swing Hall of Fame (San Marcos), and the Houston Composer's Salon.

Danielle will be joined by a swingin’ lineup of Houston’s finest: George Chase, cornet and trumpet, Kelly Doyle, guitar, Thomas Helton, bass, and Joe Slezak, drums.

Learn More about the Band

2022 Photographer: Callie Walker Photography

Callie is a local Galveston photographer that approaches photography with a raw & authentic feel. Capturing magical moments in the in-between.

Learn More about Callie Walker

Online Silent Auction

New this year - patrons can bid on items via Bid Beacon! There will also be a Live Auction at OkraFest.

Get a head start and create your account by clicking this link here. (Invite code is 27XYQF)

With the app, guests can:

  • Build a watch list of favorite items, set maximum bids, swipe to bid, or bid via QR code
  • Opt in to real-time push notifications that tell them when they're outbid
Download the Android App Download the Iphone App

Live Auction

We'll also have our first-ever live auction!

Stay tuned for auctions details!

OkraFest Hat Contest & Fashion Show!

This year's party goes over the top by inviting you to don your own summer-inspired crown, fedora, fascinator, sombrero or beyond. In addition to encouraging guests to craft & show-off your own designs, the night's festivities feature our first-ever OkraFest Hat contest, featuring summery and okra-centric chapeaus designed by our friends at Galveston Arts Center, National Hotel Artist Lofts and MOD Coffeehouse.

You can vote for your favorite among the spectacular bonnets, bowlers & boaters AND even bid on one to take home.

Stay tuned to see some of the stylish wearable art pieces!

Ticket Policy

Due to the nature of this fundrasing event, all ticket sales are final.
If you are unable to attend the event, you may transfer your registration to someone else. Please fill out this form if you need to transfer.