The free SnowWiesn fall festival encompasses activities, entertainment, and food from the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. SnowWiesn will be held in the base area Sunday, September 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Test your arm strength during the Masskrugstemmen, stein holding competitions. In addition, test your hand/eye coordination at the free Hammerschlagen activity by driving nails into a stump. Dress in your best German attire for our weekly costume contest! As it gets closer we will announce the competition times for Masskrugstemmen.
Roosters will have a specialty SnowWiesn Hef.
Music Line-Up presented by Mountain Town Music
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Park City Polka Players
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Eric Heidman
About the Bands:
Park City Polka Players
Traditional Oompah and Gazebo Band
Composed of five classically trained musicians, the Park City Polka Players are based off the traditional German and American style Oompah Band. This means we have more in common with a brass band/dixieland band than most polka groups. Our instrumentation is as follows:
We are ideally suited for playing on a stage in a beer garden or brewery celebrating Oktoberfest, or in a park gazebo on a hot summer day for a small town festival. What makes us truly unique is the fact that we do not have a singer, a drum set player, or an electric guitar. We are a fully acoustic ensemble. Our repertoire consists of a wide variety of traditional German polkas, marches, and waltzes. In addition, we are always adding to our books new arrangements of music we think our audiences would enjoy-including popular songs with a polka twist.
Ever since Eric first picked up a guitar, the instrument captivated his heart and soul. The 20-year-old blues guitarists and singer has continued to be inspired by old and new blues musicians such as Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Ronnie Earl, Danielle Nicole, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Jonny Lang. "Get Off My Back" is Eric's first full-length Album. "The Crow Cries at Midnight" delves deep into Eric's personal life. "It's a song that's very close to my heart. I wrote it about a friend and bandmate who lost his life due to suicide a few years back. He ultimately inspired me to sing and to write my own music, and I felt it necessary to honor him on my first album." "Outrun the Fire" concerns police violence towards African Americans. "I feel like as a country we could be in a better place when it comes to racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. We all need to band together if something is to change in this world. No, I am not an African-American and I will never experience what it is like to be racially profiled but to actually experience change, we need to stand up with anyone who is oppressed and stand against racism and bigotry. Many Eric Heideman fans claim that he has "an old soul" and "a stage persona perfect for the blues."