First Oktoberfest hosted by Chef Hog to kick off at Tuacahn

A sign for Tuacahn Center for the Arts stands near the entrance of the facility | Photo courtesy of Tuacahn Center for the Arts, St. George News

IVINS — Chef Hog’s Cafe will host the first Oktoberfest at Tuacahn Center for the Arts on Saturday with events and activities featuring more than just beer.

The festivities will kick off with German Alp horns sounding from the top of the red rocks of Padre Canyon in Ivins overlooking the Tuacahn Amphitheater. The Oktoberfest celebration of German culture is free to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature beer, wine, bratwursts, family-friendly entertainment and activities.

Located just minutes west of St. George, patrons will be able to enjoy authentic German food such as bratwursts, sauerkraut, German barbecue chicken, pretzels and other German desserts and pastries. There will be live music, dance performances, vendors, and children’s activities including a climbing wall, mechanical bull, bounce house and face painting.

“Nothing like this has been done in Ivins and to be able to do it at a beautiful venue like Tuacahn is such an opportunity for us and the community,” said Jeff Germain, executive chef at Chef Hog’s Cafe. “We just want to provide an event where families and event-goers can enjoy great food from myself and several VIP guest chefs, great music, German beers and wine, all surrounded by an amazing backdrop. Our hope is for this event to be around for many years to come.”

Read more: What’s on the menu? New at Tuacahn, Chef Hog’s Cafe

There will be a variety of beers at the event, including German and other signature Ales and wines. Bands will headline the plaza stage throughout the day, starting with an authentic German Oompa Band and also featuring German dancers and Swiss Alp Horns.

“Tuacahn is thrilled to host this unique Oktoberfest event that really has never been done before on this scale in our area,” said Joseph Smith, director of human resources at Tuacahn. “With the outstanding culinary talents of Chef Hog, the rich atmosphere of German culture, the fun family activities combined with the colorful ambiance of our red canyon, Oktoberfest 2018 will be unforgettable.”

Event details

  • What: Chef Hog’s Oktoberfest.
  • Where: Tuacahn Center for the Arts, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins.
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • More details: Admission to the event is free. More information about Chef Hog’s Oktoberfest can be found online.


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