Oktoberfest is a German-themed fall festival that takes place through September. Ogden shares a sister-city relationship with Hof, Germany, which adds to the likeness of the annual celebration. Every year, community members celebrate Oktoberfest by participating in competitions, celebrating local beers, eating German dishes, and participating in Oktoberfest traditions.
SnowWiesn at Snowbasin
If you make your way up to Snowbasin on any Sunday in September between 11 a.m.-5 p.m., you’ll find “Bavarian food, craft beer and drinks, live music, a local market, and fun activities.” This year, you can expect a collectible 2022 beer mug, a Mountain Market, a costume competition, live music, and O’zapft Is!, which translates to “It is tapped,” where general manager Davy Ratchford taps the first keg as a Bavarian tradition to kick off Oktoberfest. You will also be able to compete in Hammerschlagen, a competition where you drive a nail into a large tree stump, as well as Masskrugstemmen, a traditional stein-holding competition, according to the Snowbasin website.
This event is dog-friendly and includes free parking; however, a ticket or season pass is needed for entry.
- Single-Day Ticket: $10
- Gondola Ticket: $25
- Summer Gondola Pass: $150
- Premier Season Pass: $449-$1,149
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Ogden Valley Land Trust and GOAL Foundation.
Purchase tickets at snowbasin.com.
Talismania at The Talisman
Celebrate the six-year anniversary of The Talisman with a family-friendly Oktoberfest celebration on September 24. They will close off their parking lot and invite the community to celebrate with food trucks, live music, beer, and activities, such as a stein-holding competition and a brat toss. The release of The Talisman’s anniversary beer will happen during the event. The Talisman organizes this event to celebrate their customers and thank them for their support.