Clowning around, Sneaky Creatures and more at Tahoe Donner Fall Festival |

Clowning around, Sneaky Creatures and more at Tahoe Donner Fall Festival

Pony rides are featured at the Tahoe Doner Fall Festival.
Photo provided by Tahoe Donner |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Fall fun awaits at Tahoe Donner’s signature Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Northwoods Clubhouse. Fall Festival is fun for the whole family, featuring a day packed full of fall-themed activities and events.

Fall Festival offers a little something for everyone. Enjoy a beer garden featuring fall beers, bocce ball, arts and crafts vendors, the annual doggie-dip at the Northwoods Clubhouse Pool and a kids’ carnival area with food and games, face painting, tie-dye, Log Jammer rides, pony rides, a rock climbing wall, bounce house and more.

Live entertainment will include a magic show and local performances by InnerRhythms and Truckee Cheer, plus live music provided by the Sneaky Creatures, a mischievous alternative gypsy swing sextet playing a blend of rock, jazz and Dixieland fun.

The expansive pumpkin patch is a fall festival highlight. The cost is just $15 for an unlimited wristband or $1 per ticket for activities.

Schedule of events includes the following:

Penney the Clown and Ukulele Sing–Along, 11:15-11:45 a.m.; Truckee Cheer Performance, 12-12:30 p.m.; Penney the Clown Magic Show, 12-12:30 p.m.; Zumbatomic Performance, 1-1:30 p.m.; InnerRhythms Dance Group Performance, 1:30-2 p.m.; Live Music by Sneaky Creatures, 2-4 p.m.

For more details visit This event will take place rain or shine.


Sierraville: Pumpkins, a climbing wall, face painting, beanbag throw, homemade treats, barbecue at the Sierraville Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sierraville Elementary School. Cost is $5 per family for games and face painting.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe: Take the family for a pumpkin patch in the woods, a candy apple bar, hot cider tasting and pumpkin painting, Oct. 19, in the backyard 2-5 p.m. with a Harvest Beer Dinner in Manzanita, 5-10 p.m. inspired by fall with select pairings of seasonal beers.

Rideout: The Tahoe City Public Utility District, Parks and Recreation Department Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rideout Community Center. Cost is $15 and will include carnival games, music, face painting, jousting arena, a bounce house, cotton candy, costume contest, pumpkin pie eating contest, and a pony ride and pumpkin patch, additional cost for pumpkins and barbecue. Call TCPUD Recreation Department at 530-583-3440.

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