Your Tahoe Weekend: Pumpkin patch festivals, Brian Wilson, full moon kayaking & more! |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Pumpkin patch festivals, Brian Wilson, full moon kayaking & more!

Kaleb M. Roedel
The Lake Tahoe Dance Collective will present Claudia Schreier & Company this weekend at the Tahoe Art Haus in Tahoe City.
Courtesy Lake Tahoe Dance Collective |

TRUCKEE-TAHOE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. Truckee’s Haunted Historic Tour

On Friday, experience exploring spooky ghostly tales in Truckee’s annual Haunted Historic Tour. During the walkabout through the area’s sinister past, participants will be guided through the first home, first school, first church, the oldest building and the oldest retail store in Truckee — and, there just may be a haunted visit by one of the ghosts rumored to inhabit these haunts.

When: 5-10:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Tours leave every 15 minutes and each last about 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Where: Downtown Truckee

Cost: $45 (special group rates available), must be 21 or older


2. Lake Tahoe Dance Collective at Tahoe Art Haus

This weekend, Lake Tahoe Dance Collective presents Claudia Schreier & Company. Schreier, hailed by the New York Times as an “up-and-coming” choreographer, is collaborating with six dancers from Los Angeles Ballet for the October performances in Lake Tahoe.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Where: Tahoe Art Haus, Tahoe City

Cost: $25 adults; $20 students and seniors 65 and older.


3. Annual Truckee Pumpkin Patch

Bring the whole family to Truckee Elementary on Saturday for its annual Pumpkin Patch event. The occasion will include a cakewalk, haunted house, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, obstacle courses, mini golf and more. All money raised goes directly to Truckee Elementary’s classrooms.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Where: Truckee Elementary

Cost: Free to attend; $1 tickets for various games


4. Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival in Incline Village

On Saturday, Oct. 15, Incline Village Nursery School will host its 37th Annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival at Preston Field. Open to all ages, the event features pumpkin decorating, inflatable obstacle courses, carnival games, a bungee trampoline, pony rides and much, much more. Live music will be performed by Mojo Green and up-and-coming musician Kyle Ledson.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Where: Incline Village Nursery School

Cost: Free admission


5. Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Crystal Bay Casino

Big Sam’s Funky Nation, a driving force of urban funk, will bring its high-energy, horn-heavy sound to the North Shore on Friday for a free show at the Crystal Bay Casino. Tahoe favorites Jelly Bread, a Reno-based funk outfit, will play the after party in the CBC Red Room.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: Free


6. Oliver Riot at Moody’s

Oliver Riot, a new folk-pop duo comprised of identical twins Benjamin and Alexander Moore, will perform back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend. The Los Angeles-based duo are playing in support of their debut EP, “Hallucinate.”

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15

Where: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee

Cost: Free


7. Fall Colors & Ecology Hike

Join the Sierra Nevada Alliance for a mellow hike along Sagehen Creek Trail to enjoy the fall colors and learn more about the local ecology on Saturday. The event will benefit the Sierra Nevada Alliance, a benefit for local environmental non-profit.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Where: Sagehen Creek Trail

Cost: Suggested donation of $20 (advance) or $25 (day of)


8. Brian Wilson at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Legendary singer-songwriter Brian Wilson will perform the Beach Boys’ iconic “Pet Sounds” album in its entirety, as well as other hits and rate cuts by the Beach Boys, on Friday, Oct. 14 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. The casino is the last stop on Brian Wilaons’ Pet Sounds 50th Anniversay World Tour.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline

Cost: $64.22 plus fees


9. Full Hunter’s Moon Kayak Tour

Float in a kayak on the clear blue water while the sun sets the sky on fire, the full moon rises, and the stars twinkle during a Full Moon Kayak Tour. After paddling for roughly two hours, the night will be capped off with hot drinks, snacks and stargazing on the beach.

When: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

Where: Tahoe Vista Recreation Area

Cost: $65 per person (four person minimum)


10. Shayla Rivera at Harveys Improv

Stand-up comedian Shayla Rivera will perform her observational and self-deprecating humor to the South Shore this weekend for shows.

When: 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Where: The Improv at Harveys, Lake Tahoe

Cost: $25 Friday and Sunday; $30 Saturday


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