Snowbird, Utah – The 34th Annual Snowbird Oktoberfest, which will run for seven weekends this fall, begins Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006. Enjoy live music, dancing, authentic German food and fun for the kids every Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day, through Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
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 $16/day or $10 for a single ride with discounts for children and seniors.
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, a mechanical bull dubbed Black Jack, is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Labor Day and then weekends throughout Oktoberfest. The hydraulic bull is operator-controlled enabling all ages to ride and costs $6 per ride.
Additional summer activities Oktoberfest visitors can enjoy include Snowbird’s ZipRider, Alpine Slide, Bungy Trampoline, Tram rides, horseback rides, ATV tours, mountain biking, mountain scooter riding, 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
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A small selection of events between the end of August and the end of October :
20.08.06 Grand Raid Cristalp, Mountain Bike Race Verbier-Grimentz
26.08.-27.08.06 Sheep festival in Belalp
02.09.06 "Wii-Grill-Fäscht", Culinary hike through the highest vineyard in Europe in Visperterminen
02.09.-03.09.06 "VINEA", 13th Wine lovers' get-together in Sierre
04.09.-30.09.06 Varner wine weeks in Leukerbad
10.09.06 "Fromage & Cime", discovering raclette cheeses in Ovronnaz
15.09.-16.09.06 Sheep festival in Rieder- und Bettmeralp
15.09.-17.09.06 "BikePark Festival", Swiss Mountain Bike championship in Champéry-Les Crosets
29.09.-08.10.06 Valais autumn fair in Martigny
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