Your Tahoe Weekend: Tahoe City Oktoberfest, Truckee Wine Walk and more! |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Tahoe City Oktoberfest, Truckee Wine Walk and more!

The annual Tahoe City Oktoberfest will take place Saturday at William B. Layton State Park.
Courtesy Tahoe City Downtown Association |

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, 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. Tahoe City Oktoberfest

Head to the North Shore on Saturday for the annual Tahoe City Oktoberfest. The event features live music — headlined by Truckee rock band Coburn Station — as well as traditional Bavarian themed games and local artisans vendor booths. Oktoberfest beer steins are included with the purchase of the first beer.

When: noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: William B. Layton State Park, Tahoe City

Cost: Free entry


2. Triple Threat Adventure Film Festival

Homewood Mountain Resort will host the Triple Threat Adventure Film Festival this weekend. The festival will include three nights of films featuring rock, dirt and snow, with all movies to be screened at Homewood’s North Lodge on a 27-foot outdoor air screen.

When: Friday, Sept. 30-Sunday, Oct. 1

Where: Homewood Mountain Resort

Cost: Adults: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Kids: $10/$15


3. Spartan Race World Championships at Squaw Valley

The Spartan Race World Championships return to Squaw Valley this weekend. Thousands of men, women and children of all ages will descend onto Squaw Valley to run through mud, climb walls, crawl under barbed wire and jump over fire. The event will also feature the top Spartan Elite athletes in the world who will contend to win a cash prize.

When: Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2

Where: Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Cost: Spectators: $17/$20/$50


4. Inna Vision at Crystal Bay Casino

Inna Vision, a Maui-based roots reggae band, will bring its upbeat blend of contemporary reggae, dancehall and hip hop to the North Shore for a free show Friday.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

Cost: Free


5. “Ruin and Rose” ski film at Olympic Valley Lodge

Get stoked for the ski season with the premiere of “Ruin and Rose” on Saturday at Olympic Valley Lodge. The film is an epic vision brought to life by the talents of the world’s top skiers.

When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: Olympic Valley Lodge

Cost: $15


6. Frankie Boots & the County Line at Moody’s

San Francisco-based Frankie Boots & the Country Line, a rollicking folk/Americana/country step quintet, will play back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

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

Cost: Free


7. Truckee Wine Walk

Sip wine, sample local food and get your shop on in Historic Downtown Truckee on Saturday for the annual Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30-plus venues as well as five food tickets and a map to all participating venues.

When: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: Historic Downtown Truckee

Cost: $40 in advance, $45 the day of


8. Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest

Dust off those lederhosen and grab those steins — Oktoberfest is back at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina for another year of beer, brats and yodeling! The Gruber Family Band, a polka outfit, will headline the live music. Contests include a stein-holding contest, a yodeling contest and an owner and dog dress-up contest.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2

Where: Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: Free entry


9. Castro & The Painkillers at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Get ready for an evening of blues-rock this weekend as six-time Blues Music Award winner Tommy Castro jams in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe alongside his band The Painkillers.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1

Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Cost: Tickets begin at $29.35


10. Todd Glass at Harvey’s Improv

Stand-up comedian Todd Glass — best known for his myriad of TV appearances; from “Last Comic Standing” to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” — will bring his unique brand of humor to the South Shore this weekend.

When: 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Where: The Improv at Harvey’s, Lake Tahoe

Cost: $25 Friday and Sunday; $30 Saturday


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