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36th Annual Snowbird Oktoberfest Begins Aug. 23

Festival Includes Live Music, Dancing, Authentic Food, Children’s Activities

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest celebrates its 36th anniversary this year with seven weekends of fun beginning Saturday, Aug. 23. More than 70,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the live music, dancing, authentic German food and children’s activities taking place at Snowbird every Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day through Sunday, Oct. 5.

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 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 $36 for adults, $19 for children under 75 lbs. For more information, please visit www.snowbird.com.

For more Oktoberfest information please call the Snowbird Event Hotline at (801) 933-2110 or visit www.snowbird.com. “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.