Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 22, 2020
UMC announces first Oktoberfest celebration 

All things German to be celebrated October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25  

Utah Motorsports Campus is proud to announce a new event — Oktoberfest.  

UMC’s Oktoberfest will be a two-day weekend event, open to all ages, but participants must be 21 or over to purchase alcohol. Hours will be noon until 9 p.m.  on Saturday and noon to 6p.m. on Sunday. 

The inaugural UMC Oktoberfest will take place the weekends of October 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25. It will be a family-fun celebration with lots of activities, food, entertainment and fun for everyone, according to UMC officials.

“We’re really excited about our inaugural Oktoberfest celebration,” said Dixon Hunt, UMC general manager. “In this pandemic season, we’ve been looking for new events to produce that will give folks a chance to come out and have fun in a safe environment. Oktoberfest is something we’ve been discussing for some time now, and we think it’s going to be a big hit with our great fans.” 

Admission will be free to everyone, with a no-cost ticket, but there is a $10 parking fee for all vehicle types. All attendees must also purchase a designated refill mug, available in 16-oz. and 32-oz. sizes. 

There will be 51 different types of beers available for purchase. Beer vendors will include a variety of local and regional breweries, and they will even have non-alcoholic dog beer. 

Food vendors will offer a German themed food menu, as well as a classic American menu for those who are a little less adventurous.  

 There will also be an area for local vendors to sell arts, crafts and goods. UMC is currently seeking interested vendors to participate. For information, vendors should email info@umcampus.com. 

Each Oktoberfest weekend, UMC will offer fun activities at the UMC Fun Center.

There will be the customary Archery Tag, Rival Nerf Wars and Dodgeball. There will also be a variety of activities held once each day such as Bingo, Drift Trike Racing, Stein Holding Competitions, Keg Bowling, Balloon Artist, Caricature Artists, Drift Ride-A-longs — depending availability, Hot Laps ride-A-Longs —depending availability — and more!

The UMC Kart Center will be open during the weekends for those with the need for speed with MiniMoto and Karting! 

German-themed entertainment will be plentiful with German-themed bands/performers, as well as general entertainment and music.  

For those who want to take home a memento, there will be lots of Oktoberfest-themed merchandise for sale at the event. For groups and crowds there will be a camp onsite for the event with camping facilities available on-site. You can reserve a campsite on the UMC website. 

Fans with dogs are welcome. There will be an enclosed dog-run area, with water and dog beer available for our furry friends.

Tickets available at Eventbrite.com. 

For questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website.

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