Oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST 2013

Oktoberfest began in Bavaria with the Royal Bavarian Wedding of 1810. To celebrate his autumn marriage, King Ludwig called for a state fair in Munich. The festival was dedicated to the fall harvest, and of course beer - the region’s most famous product.  The celebration was such a success that Ludwig issued a royal decree making every October in Munich a festival time. Oktoberfest has been held annually ever since and has grown into the largest of all German beer festivals.

Snowbird's Oktoberfest began in 1973 when two men costumed in leather lederhosen, inspired by the towering mountains that reminded them of their homeland, came to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to play their accordions and sing in their native German tongue.

Over the years, Snowbird's Oktoberfest has become Utah's premier celebration of German food, music, dance and fun. Attracting over 60,000 visitors over celebration, Oktoberfest has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Oktoberfest includes Oktoberfest Halle featuring the tastes of Bavaria with entertainment from local and national German bands and yodelers.

http://www.snowbird.com/events/oktoberfest/

Let's meet at Snowbird Entry 1 by the Gadzoom and Mid-Gad lifts. We can walk/carpool/take the shuttle up from there.

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  • Leo C.

    Fun time! Good to meet you all. I went up to the mountains around Alta area afterwards and the view was stunning as the clouds roll in!

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice to meet everyone! Even though things got a bit cold and soggy, I had a great time!

    2 · October 13, 2013

  • Jillian

    Cathy and I are at Entry 1. White FJ Cruiser

    October 13, 2013

    • Leo C.

      Can you send me a text?[masked]

      October 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm here, too. Waiting under the entry tent.

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Nancy J.

    Not gonna make it. Have fun!

    October 13, 2013

  • Nicole

    Jillian what is your cell in case I can't find you

    October 13, 2013

  • Jillian

    I'm at the park and ride lot...grey Landcruiser...south end of lot.

    October 13, 2013

    • Teena

      I may not make it after all. My little one woke up with a bit of fever

      October 13, 2013

    • Nicole

      See you up there!

      October 13, 2013

  • Geri

    At home sick this weekend :(

    October 12, 2013

  • Teena

    My sitter's plans changed, so if you don't mind me bringing my young one, I'll see everyone tomorrow.

    October 12, 2013

  • Chrystal

    We are going today, the boys love football too much to go tomorrow.

    October 12, 2013

  • Cathy

    Who's up for a snowball fight :-)

    3 · October 12, 2013

  • Jillian

    Forecast update for Sunday during the day...A 50 percent chance of snow showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 43. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Let's meet at the 3900 S/Wasatch Blvd park and ride at 1130 for those who want to carpool from SLC and we'll meet at noon at Snowbird ENTRY 1, in the lower part of the parking lot by the lifts. Please be on time - we won't wait in the cold for people for too long. If you know you can't make it by the meeting time, send me a message and I'll email you my cell # and you can call when you get to Snowbird and I'll tell you how to find us.

    Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Cheers!

    October 12, 2013

  • Jillian

    Dress warmly...as of today, here's the forecast for Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    October 10, 2013

    • Teena

      Okay, fall is officially here :-)

      October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Forget fall---that sounds like winter!

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • Will

    Hey guys, I'm new to this group and have never been to a meetup event yet. I was already planning on going to Oktoberfest with a friend and I would love to meet up with all you guys. What time are you guys meeting and where?

    October 9, 2013

    • Jillian

      Hi Will - We're meeting at Snowbird Entry 1 by the Gadzoom and Mid-Gad lifts at noon. We can walk/carpool/take the shuttle up from there. Some of us are also carpooling from SLC, but we have not ironed out the logistics yet. We hope to see you there!

      October 9, 2013

  • Chrystal

    We might be going on Saturday? If we go on Sunday im bringing 4 people with me.

    October 9, 2013

  • Teena

    Does anyone want to consider carpooling the closer we get?

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Jillian

      Meeting at the 3900 S/Wasatch Blvd park and ride is also an option for those coming from the North.

      1 · October 8, 2013

    • Teena

      That sounds like a plan

      October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to Sunday in the "Alps!"

    October 8, 2013

  • Migdalia B.

    you guys are always up for the funnest stuff. count me in :)

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • Teena

    The last weekend should be a good time.

    1 · August 22, 2013

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