SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, 2012

Navajo Lodge, Brian Head, UT

This year marks the 20th Annual Oktoberfest in Beautiful Brian Head, Utah!! 


Come and enjoy famous German food, entertainment, and of course what Oktoberfest is famous for GREAT GERMAN FOOD & BEER!!!  


Der Marktplatz

Vendors from around the region peddle their wares.  You will find many unique gifts available.  Shop early for the Holidays!!


A Brief History of Oktoberfest

The famed Oktoberfest began with a Royal Bavarian Wedding in 1810.  To celebrate his autumn marriage, King Ludgwig the first called for a state Fair in Munich.  The festival was dedicated to the fall harvest and of course beer - the region's most famous product.

Tradesman and merchants came from throughout Southern Germany to join in the merrymaking.  They examined the crops, sang, danced and sampled the first beer of the season.

The celebration was such a success that Ludwig issued a royal decree making every October in Munich a festival time.  Oktoberfest has been held annually every since and has grown int the largest of all German beer festivals. 


A Breif History of Brian Head's Oktoberfest

One of Brian Head's first residencts, Georg & Stephanie Hartlmaier moved to Brian Head in the 1960's after leaving their homeland of Germany.  They decided to call Brian Head home and raise a family along with opening one of Brian Head's first business - Georg's Ski Shop.  They have catered to the public in their disttinct German fashon and have brought the German hertigage to Brian Head. 

Georg & Stehanie Hartlmaier hosted the first Oktoberfest in Brian Head, celebrating the German tradition of great food, beer and entertainment.  Since that time, Stephanie Hartlmaier has overseen the prepping and cooking of the food that Oktoberfest is famous for. 

We applaud the efforts of the Hartlmaier family for their never ending persistance in preserving the Oktoberfest tradition and never ending dediction in volunteering their time and efforts to ensure that each year there is a taste of Oktoberfest in Brian Head, Utah. 

 Oktoberfest_Stephie_Hartlemair_Franz_and_hans_-_website.JPG   Stephanie Hartlmaier / Hans Schwob (background) & Franz Foels - long time residents of Brian Head volunteering for the 2011 Oktoberfest

Come join the fun and get a taste of Germany in Brian Head, Utah. 







      We would like to thank all of the volunteers that it takes to put on an event such as Oktoberfest.  When you see one, please let them know we really do appreciate everything they do.

Vendors:  If you would like to participate in the Marktplaz (booth space), please sumbit your application no later than September 7, 2012.