Utah's Fall Beer Festivals

Utah's Fall Beer Festivals

Local Lexi

By Local Lexi \ September 9 2022

As August fades to September and we feel the first hint of chill in the evening air, skiers and snowboarders everywhere turn their attention to the fast-fading season.

Fall signals the start of something good and what better way to celebrate than quaffing a refreshing brewski at one of our famed ski areas. Don't miss the action this autumn at the following Utah beer bashes and enjoy an excuse to welcome winter! 


Saturday & Sunday - Mid-Aug through October 

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Celebrating its golden anniversary and 50 years, beer fans will not want to miss Utah’s oldest Oktoberfest. Running mid-August through October, the family-friendly atmosphere at Snowbird provides an excellent escape from summer heat or the opportunity to peep some leaves. Revelers can quaff either Saturday or Sunday from 12–6 p.m. at Snowbird’s central plaza. Admission is free and parking is $10. 


Snowbird releases a limited edition mug each year and this year’s 50th celebration mug will certainly be a collector’s item someday. Participants who have purchased mugs in the past can bring them for a discount on beer. Revelers can expect live music, great food, artisan crafts, fun merch, great beer and the haunting call of the alpenhorns

The best way to maximize Snowbird’s Oktoberfest is to snag a weekend package with lodging, activity passes, mugs and brats. Visit Snowbird’s website for more information and package deals. You can check out our Snowbird Oktoberfest Guide for additional info.


Sundays in September
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Swing by Snowbasin Resort Sundays in September for their annual SnowWiesn fall festival. There’s Bavarian food, commemorative beer steins, cold drinks, live music, local vendors and fun activities for kids and adults alike. Give the Masskrugstemmen a go, a lively challenge involving a stein holding competition to score winter lift tickets. It’s harder than it sounds! Try your hand at Hammerschlagen and see if you can drive a nail into a large tree stump or stick with good old-fashioned Corn Hole. 

The fun starts at 11 a.m. and the music kicks off at noon. Dogs are welcome but they must be leashed and are not permitted on the patio or within the lodges. 



September 10, 2022
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Make for the beautiful heights of Brian Head for a day of live music, artisan vendors, good food, and beer on Saturday, September 10. Rock music will fire up at 11:30 a.m. and run through 8 p.m. while mountain bikers can race down Brian Head’s awesome, lift-served bike trails. 

Admission is $10 for music and Brian Head’s many activities will also be available for added diversion. Festival attendees can also snag a commemorative stein or tumbler. 

September 17–18, 2022
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Over a dozen Utah breweries will greet guests at Deer Valley's inaugural Mountain Beer Festival. From 11 a.m.–4p.m., beer lovers can enjoy scenic chairlift rides, dining, mountain biking, live music, and resort activities on September 17 and 18. Reach the fun via an initial chairlift ride from the Snow Park base area up to the Silver Lake Lodge.

As Park City’s only beer festival kicks off, patrons can even enjoy full-strength beer selections in the Beer & Music Gardens. When hungry, guests can wander down Culinary Corridor to nosh on chef-inspired BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, and the famous Deer Valley Turkey Chili. This festival is perfect for kids too with a special Kid’s Zone featuring yard games and face painting. 


Thursday Nights through September 29
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If you mountain bike and haven’t yet made the time to check out Powder Mountain’s extensive network of singletrack, it’s time! Pair your exploration with Pizza & Pints night every Thursday through September 29 from 5–10p.m. at the Bower Lodge. 

Patrons can bring friends and family to enjoy handmade pizza, wings, cold beer, and live music on the deck and patio. (Gluten-free and vegan options are available). Purchase a ticket to enjoy this buffet-style meal. Tap Takeovers will feature local brewers until 9 p.m. for a chance to sample different beers. A fully stocked cash bar will also be available for guests 21 and older. 

Sundays & October 2, 2022

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For free live music throughout the summer and into September, Solitude hosts a weekly Sunday Live Music Series from 4–6p.m. Beat the heat or sample fall colors at this outdoor fête on the Village Green at Solitude. Beer is available from Stone Haus, the Thirsty Squirrel and the Village Store where it can be enjoyed near the music venue. 

Make sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, October 2 to attend Solitude’s Big Cottonwood Winter Welcome Party with the band Pixie and the Partygrass Boys. The festival will include a beer garden, legendary tunes from this beloved local band, dancing, and a ski movie screening. Admission is free and the action will take place at the Last Chance Grill.