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Monday, August 23, 2010

Oktoberfest Is Underway At Snowbird

The 38th annual Oktoberfest is now underway at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. It runs every weekend (plus Labor Day) through Oct 10.

The festival offers live music, authentic food, dancing, beer and other brews, family activities and more. See the Snowbird website for more information. Below is a news release about the festival.

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest celebrates its 38th anniversary this year with eight weekends of fun beginning Saturday, Aug. 21. More than 50,000 visitors are expected to enjoy one of Utah’s largest festivals, which includes live music, dancing, authentic German food and children’s activities at Snowbird every Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day through Oct. 10.

Oktoberfest features live musical performances each day in the Snowbird Event Center tent from acts including The Bavarians and Salzburger Echo. Visitors will find art for all tastes at “Der Marktplatz,” where more than 35 local and regional artists display and sell handmade arts and crafts. Oktoberfest food includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, apple strudel, pretzels and Bavarian roasted almonds. Local Utah breweries will also be featured. 

Admission to Oktoberfest is free. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.

Special Oktoberfest entertainment and activities for children include Shan the Juggler/Magician, Dale the Yo-Yo Man, face painting, caricature artists, and more. Visitors can also catch the Alp Horns on Hidden Peak throughout Oktoberfest. A Tram pass is $18/day or $12 for a single ride with discounts for children, seniors and with Oktoberfest meal purchases.

In addition, Snowbird will also be offering a variety of summer activities for all ages. The Tram, Peruvian Express Chairlift and Tunnel will be open for scenic rides throughout Oktoberfest. Other activities include the new Ropes Course and Monkey Motion, four-station climbing wall, ZipRider, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline, Kid’s Inflatables, Mechanical Bull, horseback and ATV tours, mountain biking and scooters, and lots of hiking options. All-day activity passes are $39 for adults, $25 for children under 75 lbs.

Snowbird will also play host to two premium cycling events this weekend. The Bicycle Hill Climb, Utah’s oldest bike rice, takes place the morning of Aug. 21, pitting amateur racers on a 10-mile course that ascends 3,500 vertical feet before finishing at Entry 2. Sunday, Aug. 22, the Tour of Utah concludes at Snowbird with 18 professional cycling teams totaling 144 cyclists competing for a cash/prize purse of $45,000. The final “Queen Stage” begins in Park City at 11 a.m. before winding more than 100 miles through Heber and the Salt Lake Valley up to Snowbird for a total climb of 11,000 vertical feet. Spectators are advised to park at the resort by 2 p.m. to avoid the Highway 210 road closure, which is anticipated between 2 and 4:30 p.m.

For more Oktoberfest information please call the Snowbird Event Hotline at (801) 933-2110 or visit “Stay and Play” lodging packages are also available starting at $75 per person/double occupancy, including breakfast and an all day activities pass. Contact Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000 for more details.


  • At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Proform Coupons said…

    Snowbird is my favorite resort, and I think they are even more so now that I know they host Oktoberfest!


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