Oktoberfest in Utah 2021

There are only a few places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Utah in September and October 2020. If you live in the Salt Lake City area, make the short drive to the annual, multi-weekend event at Snowbird for German food, beer and fun. It has been named one of the best in the country. If you are aware of other German festivals in the area, please let us know about them!

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We're gearing up for another year of awesome events! Check back closer to fall to see what we've found so far.

All events showing current dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

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You should definitely check out nearby states that will have more Oktoberfest celebrations: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.

 

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Past Events

Grace Lutheran Oktoberfest - Sandy, UT - Sep 22, 2018
Beer garden tent and authentic German food. Local vendors sell products in the marketplace. Children’s carnival with midway rides for family friendly fun. All day ride pass is available for the obstacle course, inflatable slide, bounce house and select other activities. Helicopter rides available in the afternoon and professional fireworks show in the evening.

Castle Country Oktoberfest - Price, UT - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018
Celebrate October. Silent auction, kids games and entertainment.

Iron Springs Oktoberfest - Cedar City, UT - Oct 15 to Oct 23, 2021
A two-day pass is $5 per person and under 3 yrs is FREE. Come and enjoy two days of Biketoberfest, Pickleball Tournament, food, Biergarten, music, performances, vendors, games, family fun, petting farm, pony rides, and much more

Duck Creek Village trunk or treat - Duck Creek Village, UT - Oct 30 to
Enjoy German food, live music, plus games and activities for the whole family. Bring a dish and dress up to celebrate German heritage.

We hope you enjoy these celebrations of Oktoberfest. Let us know below which one you've headed to and which one you like the best!

We have added 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 last year's event when information for this year is not yet 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. Uber and Lyft often offer ride credits for new users.

We've got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. 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.

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 or updates if you find them! We also love to list new Oktoberfests, and have advertising solutions if you'd like to reach a wider audience.

Find other fun things to do in Utah in fall:

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

4 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Utah 2021

  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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