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SnowWiesn Oktoberfest ft. The PickPockets

Sun Sep 25 2022

Join us for the final 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. – Park City Polka Players
  • 2:30 – 4:30pm – The PickPockets

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
  • 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.

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

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

Cornhole
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 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: 

Park City Polka Players
Composed of five classically trained musicians, the Park City Polka Players are a fully acoustic ensamble based off the traditional German and American style Oompah Band. Their repertoire consists of a wide variety of traditional German polkas, marches, and waltzes. The group is also always adding new arrangements of music that connects with the audience including popular songs with a polka twist. 

The PickPockets
The Pickpockets were formed in 2018 in Salt Lake City. What began as a weekly jam at the local cidery has now matured into a full fledged force of nature. With an expansive repertoire of songs, a healthy mix of heartfelt original tunes and a full serving of funky jams, The Pickpockets energy and excitement breathe new life into the traditional bluegrass instrumentation.