by Tim Hauserman
Aww Fall! When the crowds disburse, the leaves start to turn a shimmering yellow, and folks begin to dream about wolfing down brats followed up with a bit of the bubbly…as in beer. The delicious German stuff. Yep, it’s time for Oktoberfest, and North Tahoe is lucky enough to have two of them on tap in the next ten days.
Squaw Valley Oktoberfest, The Village at Squaw Valley
September 24, 2-6 pm.
Billed as North Lake Tahoe’s largest Oktoberfest celebration, you will find Bavarian music, German beer and food, and Oktoberfest games amongst the high peaks of the Sierra. The village will become a mini Munich for the event. Entrance is free, but of course beer and food comes with a price. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation.
The Tahoe City Oktoberfest, Layton Park
October 1, 12-6 pm
Where the Truckee River meets Lake Tahoe is the peaceful setting for Tahoe City’s Oktoberfest. Situated in the trees behind the Gatekeeper’s Museum it promises to be a great party with five different breweries and wineries providing drink, four different food vendors dishing out delicious concoctions, music, pumpkin painting, hula hoop contests, craft vendors and a traditional German costume contest. There is no entrance fee, $10 gets your first beer and you keep the stein. Event is a fundraiser for the the Tahoe City Downtown Association.