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Snowbasin Announces New Bavarian Fall Festival - SnowWiesn

By Megan Collins Wed Aug 07 2019 Basin Buzz, Snowbasin Report, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort is thrilled to extend summer operations with a new SnowWiesn fall festival that encompasses activities from the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. SnowWiesn presented by Roosters Brewing and Wasatch Distributing will be held in the base area Sundays September 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Roosters will have a specialty SnowWiesn Heffefizen on tap. To see other breweries participating 

The event is free and family-friendly. SnowWiesn will have delicious German-themed food, activities, and entertainment including live music, alphornists, competitions, and more. Come celebrate fall in the mountains during SnowWiesn. In tradition with Munich, Snowbasin’s General Manager, Davy Ratchford will tap the first keg and serve the first glass shouting, “O’zapft is’’ at 2:15 pm each Sunday. 

“With the phenomenal success of Blues, Brews & BBQ, we are pleased to expand our summer operations with a new event, the only premier Oktoberfest in Northern Utah. This fall will be the inaugural SnowWiesn and we look forward to building it in years to come,” says General Manager Davy Ratchford.”

Sara Toliver, CEO of Visit Ogden says, “We are incredibly excited that Snowbasin has decided to expand their summer event schedule with the introduction of SnowWiesn! These events provide a great opportunity for our locals and visitors to enjoy the great entertainment, festive atmosphere and beautiful seasons the mountains and Snowbasin provide.”

Snowbasin will be selling commemorative ceramic Keferholer mugs for guests. Furthermore, Snowbasin will be accepting the commemorative Blues, Brews & BBQ 2019 mugs.

Throughout the day Snowbasin will be hosting Oktoberfest themed events for adults to win great prizes. Guests can test their arm strength during the Masskrugstemmen, stein holding competitions starting at 2:30 pm in men’s and women’s leagues for a chance to win a day ticket for this winter. Entry fee includes the commemorative stein filled with beer. Guests can also test their hand/eye coordination during the free Hammerschlager when guests drive nails into a stump. Plus Snowbasin is encouraging all guests to dress in their best German attire for a weekly costume contest at 4:00 pm for all ages. 

In conjunction with SnowWiesn, Snowbasin will be hosting their inaugural Corn Hole Tournament. Teams of two can sign up for $20 and play in a fall frenzy bracket challenge to be deemed the best each day. Registration is open until 2:20 pm. People can sign up at the ticket window. The competition will start at 2:30 pm. 

The Kids Zone and Wildflower Mini-Golf Course will be open from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Needles Gondola will offer lift-served hiking, mountain biking and scenic rides on September 14th and September 15th. Then on September 21st and September 22nd Needles Gondola will be open for scenic gondola rides only. Mountain-Top Brunch will also be available on both Sundays.

Music Line-Up: 

September 15th: Tony Oros Trio
About the Band: Tony Oros has been a staple of acoustic cover music in Park City for over 10 years, with a resume also boasting Las Vegas and international experience. The Tony O Trio (TO3) enhances his eclectic solo set with bass, drums, harmonies, and other assorted sonic additions. 
From Beatles to Creedence, Bob Marley to Bob Seger; from ambiance to singalongs, from whispers to roars. TO3 is the perfect choice for any event that requires sharp-dressed, professional players with an extensive song selection and adaptable volume range.

September 21st: The B &B Allstars
About the Band: Welcome to the official fan page of Utah's premiere polka band, specializing in Western Pennsylvania/Cleveland-style polka music!

September 29th: Park City Polka Players
About the Band: They are a 5 piece polka band. They are classically trained musicians who enjoy the fun of playing polka music at restaurants and events. They are based on the traditional German and American Oompah Band which has more of a brass band quality.

Megan Collins