Travel six miles outside Salt Lake City and you’ll find Snowbird, a four-season resort that throws a three-month-long Oktoberfest along its extensive grounds. This family-friendly festival is sprinkled with activities like face painting and caricature drawing among the biergartens, food stations, and music stages. Is your mettle too easily tested in a stein-holding contest? Then enter Snowbird’s Strongman Hammer Contest. Festival admission is free, but activities like tram and chairlift rides, the bungee trampoline, and ropes course are additional. Food and beer are a la carte.
More info: Snowbird, UT; August 16-October 12; snowbird.com