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Farm-to-fork festival Sample the Sierra turns 10 on Sept. 14 at the Bijou Community Park with more than 20 booths of paired food and drinks found only in the Sierra Nevada. A chef’s cooking challenge, live music and a festival marketplace of handmade goods will also be available.

The Fall Ale Fest and Wing Cook-Off at the Heavenly Village, Sept. 21, will continue the good times, brews and food well into September. Paint and sip, a corn hole tournament and a poker walk will also be part of the fun.

Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson celebrates its 25th anniversary, Oct. 5-6. This festival brings ethnic food and desserts complemented by authentic German beers and wines. The weekend includes live music, a climbing wall, pumpkin patch, bounce house and a bungee platform. Attendees can win gifts by competing in various contests: beer stein holding, yodelling and the costume competition. Entry and parking are free.

With the Kokanee salmon swimming upstream, locals and visitors celebrate the annual migration at theFall Fish Fest, Oct. 5-6 at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. This two-day event will feature educational programs, a salmon feed, stream side programs, and Kokanee Trail Runs with 5k, 10k and half-marathon. Free admission and parking is available at the Visitor Center and historic Camp Richardson Resort.

The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival returns for its tenth year at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, Oct. 25-27, with numerous dining and tasting experiences, as well as a rare Tahoe performance by legendary performer Rick Springfield Oct. 26.

The 24th annual Tahoe Blue Vodka’s Lake Tahoe Marathon brings a 5k, 10k, half marathon, 16.6 miler, marathon, ultras and the famous triple marathon and triple half marathon trifecta (that’s three half marathons in three days), Oct. 11-13.  This event is open to all ages.

For further information, please visit www.tahoesouth.com

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