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Labor Day Weekend: Grand Oktoberfest at Snowbird Ski Resort

One of Utah’s most popular traditions is returning to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort with its 39th annual Oktoberfest. What began as a private tribute to Munich’s Oktoberfest when two German men, inspired by Snowbird’s towering mountains, dressed in lederhosen and came to the resort to play their accordions and sing in their native tongue, has evolved into one of the largest festivals in the state.

Festivities include local and national German bands and yodelers, face painting, caricature artists, the world-champion Yo-Yo Man, Shan the Juggler, Zany Clown and balloons. Snowbird will continue running its signature summer activities throughout Oktoberfest, including the Aerial Tram, Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, Alpine Slide, ZipRider, Bungy Trampolines, Ropes Course, Air Jumper, Mechanical Bull, Climbing Wall and Kids’ Inflatables.

Traditional German cuisine will be served, including bratwurst, sauerkraut, apfelstrudel and more. Several beer options will be available, and this year limited edition commemorative Snowbird Oktoberfest commemorative mugs will be sold.

Known as Der Markplatz, vendors from around the region will peddle their wares at the entrance to Oktoberfest. The wares have gained fame locally as unique gifts bought early for the holiday season.

Alp horns will chorus the festivities daily from the top of Hidden Peak.

Snowbird is offering a special Oktoberfest Stay and Play Package that includes a room and All Day Activities Passes. Find more information on their website.

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.

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