With last year’s collector steins at the ready, locals make the winding drive up Little Cottonwood just as the canyon fades to orange.
Founded in the 1970s, Snowbird’s Oktoberfest is one of Utah’s most popular festivals. It received extra attention in 2014 when it almost went dry due to tightening of state liquor licenses. Despite some resistance, the festival continues to grow and was named one of the “10 Best Oktoberfest Celebrations in America” by Men’s Journal that same year.
More than just great beer (local and non), attendees get to experience accordions, alphorns, and an early autumnal chill. Also, for those who enjoy a view after their brew, the chair lifts and trams are in operation to take passengers to the top of the mountain.
When: mid-August through mid-October – Saturday and Sunday 12PM – 6PM
Where: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort