Although at the start only, Oktoberfest 2013 has already become a favorite festival of many Utahns and guests of the top world resort Snowbird, which is just abt 45 min from the Salt Lake City Airport.
Sun, beer, German food and souvenirs together with a fair-like-booths for jewelry, T-shirts, delicious and sweets in particular share the good mood of families and friends – all fans of this traditional place for late Summer – early Fall entertainment in Utah.
Oktoberfest was founded just one year after the opening of the Snowbird resort, in 1972. The main place of the festival is a huge tent with rows of tables where the guests can buy wonderful beer cups which they keep for themselves and can use them for refill. Two stages for musicians are next each to other. The groups perform from 12 PM till 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays – the official hours of the festival. If the fans of Snowbird decide to have a look on the mountain from the lift or the tram, they need to hurry for the lift, since it closes at 6 PM. The view is gorgeous and it takes abt 20 min to reach the stop high in the mountains, while in Summer the guests may walk back instead taking again the lift or the tram. After 6 PM the children can continue to use the special equipment built for the Summer visitor including a high climbing wall.
Elli was the star at the big tent on Sunday, August 18 (see the photo). She responded friendly to the call of the performing group to lead the "Chicken dancers" and did a great job. After the dance she continued on the stage with a great feeling of dance plasticity that means she might have built a talent for future great performances as a professional dancer. This is Utah – a state of great community where the talent can find a place for fans and to communicate art sometimes at many public places.
For all who like jewelry: Don’t miss the booth of Malinda! She has amazing pieces bought from different places but most from New York, which immediately make you buy, together with elegant summer sport hats.
Snowbird is a piece of paradise and any moment spent at Snowbird is a moment of eternity. With German beer, food and music during the Oktoberfest Snowbird is a top place for entertainment.
If you feel short for a long vacation and want a few days to remember forever, Snowbird is a great chance. You can reserve two nights at Cliff Hotel, arrive from any place on Friday, have dinner at Aerie, spend Saturday and Sunday morning in the mountains and/or at the swimming pool at the Superior Snacks and be part of Sunday Atrium brunch, enjoy the Oktoberfest and leave on Sunday night.
You may feel a few days at Snowbird trapped in paradise like almost everybody who goes there in Summer or in Winter.