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Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Walter Schwemmer, Don Schrader, and Mike and Cathy Niederhauser dance during Snowbird’s 42nd Annual Oktoberfest Celebration Saturday August 16, 2014.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Aug 16 2014 06:12PM
Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:22AM

Above • Walter Schwemmer, of Salt Lake City, and Don Schrader, of Woods Cross, dance and drink during Snowbird’s 42nd annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday.

Below, center • Yvonne Mueller, of Draper, plays the accordion at the festival

Bottom photo • Tony and Robert Brazelton, of Salzburger Echo, carry their alpenhorns to perform at Hidden Peak.

Fans of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s annual Oktoberfest heartily welcomed its return for 2014, especially given the brouhaha earlier this year over concern the state might not grant it a liquor license. After raising fears of a dry Oktoberfest, saying it was cracking down on single-event permits, the state liquor commission eventually granted the license. This year’s Oktoberfest runs every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 12. This weekend and next, military personnel with ID, and their families, can ride the resort’s aerial tram for free, as part of the festival. Admission to Oktoberfest is free. For more information, go to

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