Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Every other week, we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.

Back in 19th-century Bavaria, King Ludwig called for the first Oktoberfest to celebrate his autumn marriage. The festival was dedicated to the fall harvest and the regions most famous product, beer.

Today, it's the largest of all German beer festivals, and there's no better place to celebrate in Utah than Snowbird. Along with enjoying a pint with friends, you can hear the Alphorns, shop Der Marktplatz, dine on authentic Bavarian food, play carnival games and much more.

It's been a Utah tradition since 1973.

This year's Oktoberfest runs through Oct. 13 and is held every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more info.

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut

Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con

Hike Delicate Arch

Go on a parade of homes

Run in the Mud