The 39th annual Oktoberfest at Snowbird has begun

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 21, 2011 6:18 pm

SNOWBIRD, UTAH — Now in it’s 39th year, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort welcomes back Oktoberfest which started this weekend on August 20, 2011. Many years ago the Oktoberfest celebration hit the mountains at Snowbird when two German men came to the resort, played accordions and sang while dressed in lederhosen.  Since the humble beginnings, the Oktoberfest has grown into one of the largest festivals in the state.

Every year it’s a good time. “As one of Snowbird’s oldest traditions, Oktoberfest promises to attract thousands of families to dance, sing and enjoy the splendor of the mountains,” said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird.

Snowbird is expecting more than 50,000 visitors over the course of the 17-day celebration, which goes from August 20 until October 9. The festivities include local and national German bands and yodelers, caricature artists, face painting, the world-champion Yo-Yo Man, and more. Along with fun activities, of course there will be traditional German cuisine like bratwurst, sauerkraut and apfelstrudel. Also, several beer options will be available, including a limited edition commemorative Snowbird Oktoberfest commemorative mugs will be sold this year.

Other attractions for the whole family include vendors from around the region will peddle their wares at the entrance to Oktoberfest which is known as Der Markplatz, and the Alp horns will chorus the festivities daily from the top of Hidden Peak. Oktoberfest will run every Saturday and Sunday beginning August 20, and ending October 9, 2011, from noon until 6 p.m. Grand Oktoberfest will take place on Labor Day. Admission is free. 

Get a look now of special Oktoberfest deals Snowbird is offering by visiting their website at: There are Oktoberfest Stay and Play Packages that includes room and All Day Activities Passes.