Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine. Snowbird's Annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday and Sunday from Aug. 15 through Oct. 11, 2015, including Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7.
Thank goodness Utah takes its heritage and traditions seriously. Dust off your family history books of remembrance, and remember those German ancestors you never knew about except vaguely. Or don't. Just come.
Food & Beer
Yes, you'll find plenty of traditional German victuals that are dang good. Brats? Yes. Apfelstrudel? Check. Local specialties? You betcha. Beer? Absolutely. In fact, you can sample over 50 varieties of local and international brews--some only available at Oktoberfest and nowhere else.
Rocket down the mountain on the Alpine Slide, zoom through gorgeous views on the zip line, hang out and listen to live music, and get some balloons with the kiddos. There's always the ropes course, climbing wall and all sorts of shenanigans. Or how about taking advantage of those breathtaking trails? Make sure to reward your hiking efforts with a giant pretzel.
Bring the Kids
Kids like the following things: food, sweets, rides, carnival games and hiking (maybe). Lucky for you, all of those things are at the center of Oktoberfest. It's true--the whole family likes this festival.
P.S. No pets allowed. Snowbird is in a protected watershed area.
For the Locals
Go to Snowbird. You know, Little Cottonwood Canyon.
For the not-so-Locals
From Salt Lake City International Airport (42 minutes)
Head east on I-80
Then merge onto I-215 S
Take exit 6 onto 6200 S/Big Cottonwood Rd
Head south on Wasatch Blvd until it takes you right up Little Cottonwood Canyon
Drive until you run into Snowbird Resort
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