Oktoberfest in Utah

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Share some more Oktoberfest in Utah celebrations for 2014.  Leave us some event information.  I wouldn’t expect to find a lot of beer lovers in Utah. And I was still shocked to find that there are only two Oktoberfest celebrations in all of Utah. I know that the 300,000 German descendants have to deal with the rule of the Mormon population in Salt Lake City. But there should still be some more Oktoberfests here. Utah readers, get on it!

2014 Events

Snowbird Oktoberfest – Snowbird, Utah – Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 – Oct. 12, 2014
Over 60,000 attend this annual Utah Oktoberfest which started in 1973. Get a taste of Bavaria with authentic food, live German music and yodelers. Free admission.

Castle Country Oktoberfest – Price, UT – October 3, 2014
Celebrate October. Silent auction, kids games and entertainment.
Location:  Notre Dame Center, 200 N & Carbon Ave., Price, UT

Past Events

Brian Head Town Oktoberfest- Brian Head, UT – September 21-22, 2013
2013 will be the 21st annual Oktoberfest celebration of great German food, beer and entertainment here.

Grace Lutheran Oktoberfest - Sandy, UT – September 21, 2013
Location:  1815 E 9800 S, Sandy, UT

Oktoberfest Party and Potluck - Duck Creek Village, UT – October 5, 2013
Location:  Duck Creek Dance Hall, Duck Creek Village, UT

We have just added these maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.

Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That’s one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to the 2012 event when information for 2013 is not available. Do not be fooled.

The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We’re sorry that we don’t have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.

Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.

Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.

Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.

Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.

Please don’t drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections when you find them!

You should definitely check out the largest Octoberfests in the United States and the list of nearby states that will have more Oktoberfest celebrations: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Whether you have found a festival to enjoy or you will be celebrating from home, Funtober has some other resources that will help you prepare for Oktoberfest. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.

Find other fun things to do in Utah in October:

Utah Festivals
Utah Corn Mazes
Utah Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Utah
Utah Pumpkin Patches

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3 Responses to Oktoberfest in Utah

  1. David Griffin says:

    most of the Germans in Utah are Mormon, clown.. get over it
    as are most of the Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, and most other people from Northern &Eastern Europe, particularly the Germanic people

    what a wanker..

  2. Marie says:

    I’ve been trying to find out the history of the Oktoberfest here in Utah. I was under the impression that a couple (Horst and Marianne Young) who escaped out of East Berlin and eventually immigrated to Utah. After visiting Snowbird it reminded them of their beautiful homeland and began the festival there. Does anyone have any deeper information on it’s origin here…?

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