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(Kim Raff | Tribune file photo) Mark Pyper carries an alphorn during Snowbird's 2012 Oktoberfest. This year's festival begins this weekend and runs on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 12.
Weekend Express: Oktoberfest begins, butterflies in the park
First Published Aug 15 2014 10:46 am • Last Updated Aug 15 2014 11:10 am

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Oktoberfest at Snowbird » Oktoberfest attracts more than 60,000 visitors with food and drink, live entertainment and yodelers. Information, www.snowbird.com/events/oktoberfest/.

When: Noon-6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 12

Where: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Little Cottonwood Canyon

Admission: Free

Utah Beer Festival » This festival will feature more than 100 local, regional and international beers, live music, a karaoke stage and more. Information, www.utahbeerfestival.com.

When: 3-8 p.m. Saturday (Get in at 2 p.m. with an "Early Beer Drinker" or VIP ticket.)

Where: Washington Square, 450 S. 200 East


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Admission: General admission $15 ($25 at the door), Early Beer Drinker $25, VIP $50, designated driver $5 (No one under age 21 will be admitted.)

Party in the Garden Park » This fundraiser for the Conservation Garden Park will feature butterfly releases, a silent auction of more than 50 works by local artists, live entertainment, animal shows, food and an educational scavenger hunt. Information, conservationgardenpark.org/events/645/party-in-the-park/.

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday (butterfly releases are at 5 and 6:30 p.m., weather permitting)

Where: Conservation Garden Park, 8275 S. 1300 West, West Jordan

Admission: Free

20th Annual Kruisers for Kids Charity Car Show » This event includes an auction, barbecue and entertainment. All proceeds will go to purchase adaptive bikes for children at Shriners Hospital, which can cost up to $1,800 apiece. Last year’s show raised more than $18,000. Information, kruisersforkids.com.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Midvale City Park, 455 W. 7500 South, Midvale

Admission: Free to spectators

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