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35th Annual Snowbird Oktoberfest Begins Saturday

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

Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird’s annual Oktoberfest celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, with seven weekends of fun beginning Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007. Enjoy live music, dancing, authentic German food and children’s activities every Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007.

Oktoberfest features performances by two to three bands each day, including The Bavarians and Salzburger Echo, in the Snowbird Event Center tent. 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.

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

Oktoberfest 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.

Children’s entertainment and activities include Shan the Juggler/Magician, Dale the Yo-Yo Man, a bell ringer, a giant slide, a bouncy castle, games, face painting and more.

Snowbird’s newest summer activity, the Peruvian Express Chairlift and Tunnel, is open for scenic rides from noon to 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day and then weekends throughout Oktoberfest, conditions permitting.

Additional summer activities Oktoberfest visitors can enjoy include Snowbird’s ZipRider, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline, Tram rides, mechanical bull, horseback rides, ATV tours, hiking, climbing wall, Cliff Spa, fine dining and shopping.

Oktoberfest activities take place in the Snowbird Event Center tent and on the Plaza Deck, both accessed from Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird Entry 2.

For more information call the Snowbird Event Hotline at (801) 933-2110 or visit