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SnowWiesn Oktoberfest ft. AppAlaska Bluegrass

Sun Sep 18 2022

Join us for SnowWiesn Oktoberfest, a German-themed fall festival in the Utah mountains! Named after d'Wiesn, the local nickname for Oktoberfest in Germany referring to the fairgrounds. It features Bavarian food, craft beer and drinks, live music, a local market and fun activities. Takes place each Sunday in September from 11am to 5pm.

Music Line-Up:

  • 11am: Gates open 
  • 12:00 – 2:00pm. – Freddie Schnicklefritz & His German Band
  • 2:30 – 4:30pm – AppAlaska Bluegrass

If you are not a Premier Season Pass Holder, get your tickets for this week's festivities now! 

Concert Ticket Options & Pricing: 

  • Single-day Concert Ticket: $10
  • Gondola Ticket: $25
  • Summer Gondola Pass: $150
  • Premier Season Pass: Prices can be viewed here

Buy Summer Tickets & Passes

***No outside food or beverage is allowed in the music venue or the lodge. Utah State Law prohibits the possession and consumption of outside alcohol, including beer and wine, on the premise. Bags may be subject to search at the music venue gate, and any outside alcohol or food may be confiscated.

Guests will receive one-time admittance into the venue with no re-entry permitted.  The event will take place rain or shine. Umbrellas, shade tents and chairs are allowed, but please be courteous to other guests.

A traditional stein holding competition takes place each Sunday on the concert stage. Compete for a chance to win fun prizes!

Compete with your friends to drive a nail into a large tree stump. Free to participate with a signed waiver.

Join us in the Wildflower Meadow with complementary Cornhole boards are available to play with your friends!

Costume Competition
Come in your best Bavarian themed attire for a chance to show off on the concert stage and compete for fun prizes!

O'zapft Is!
Join us on the plaza at noon as Snowbasin General Manager Davy Ratchford taps the first keg! Following Bavarian tradition in Munich, Germany with the mayor tapping the first keg to officially begin Oktoberfest. It translates to, "it is tapped!".

Food & Drinks:
Bavarian-themed food will be offered, including smoked turkey legs, pretzels, bratwurst, reubens and more. A wide selection of local craft beer, plus a full bar will be available.

2022 Collectible Beer Stein:
22oz refillable beer steins will be available for purchase. Mugs from Summer 2022 can be refilled at any SnowWiesn event in the year 2022 only. 

Mountain Market: 
New this year, Snowbasin is adding local vendors for a flea market in the Wildflower Meadow. Offerings will include authentic German desserts, hand-crafted jewlery and arts, local produce and over 20 other unique offerings. To apply to be a vendor, please click here >> 

Dog Friendly:
Snowbasin Resort is dog friendly! Your furry friends are permitted into SnowWiesn Oktoberfest on leash. They are welcome in any of our outdoor spaces, trails and Needles Gondola. Owners must clean up after their pet.

About the Bands: 
Freddie Schnicklefritz & his German Band
Polkas….Waltzes… you name it. This authentic Utah German band comes in a variety of different instrumentations and sizes and is sure to leave every audience wanting more! 

AppAlaska Bluegrass 
AppAlaska Bluegrass is a five-piece band based in Utah. The group performs some of the best East Cost, Appalachian-style, bluegrass around as they have lived, loved, and studied this type of music their entire lives. This crew has traveled the world performing and is known for their engaging and authentic performances.