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Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as an interior design student is that occasionally you have to step away from design and take a break.  Design is an all-consuming field, and it’s very easy to get burned out.  One of the best ways to get inspiration is to do something completely non-related.  On Saturday, I decided to take a break from the REI project and head to Oktoberfest.

Snowbird Ski Resort in Salt Lake City has been hosting the annual tradition of the German festival, Oktoberfest for the past 41 years.  The six week long festival starts mid-August and ends mid-October and hosts roughly 60,000 visitors every year.   In addition to authentic Bavarian-German cuisine, the crowd favorites include Bratwursts, German soft pretzels, and of course, beer.

Regional artists sell their work in Der Marketplatz, and you can also hear the famous alpenhorns everyday at 3PM at the top of Hidden Peak.

I had the opportunity of going this past weekend, and it was so much fun!  The people-watching is my favorite part, and I especially love the people who dress up in authentic German clothing.

More Information

You can read more about the annual festival in Salt Lake City here, and read more about the festival in Germany here.

Here are some pictures I took this past weekend:

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