- August 17, 2013 to October 13, 2013
- Presented By: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
- Venue: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Snowbird, UT 84092
- Time: Saturday 11:00am – 6:00pm
- Admission: Free Admission
- Phone: 801-933-2222
Over the years, Snowbird’s Oktoberfest has become Utah’s premier celebration of German food, music, dance and fun. This festival was started in 1973 and has grown every year – best of all it is free…
Attracting over 60,000 visitors over celebration, Oktoberfest is one of the largest festivals in Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers.
History of Oktoberfest:
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”) in honor of the Crown Princess, and have kept that name ever since, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the “Wies’n”.
For a fun photo history of Oktoberfest click here
Today Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, and Germany. Running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but “die Wiesn”, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.
Fantastic snow, comfy accommodations. We enjoyed the spa and fireplace so much – perfect after a long day of skiing.- The Thompson Family - North Carolina