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Tahoe City | Oktoberfest, scarecrows and pumpkin patch, oh my!

Courtesy photoJack Skeleton, the scarecrow is haunts from Tahoe City Harvest Festival past.

The 4th Annual Harvest Festival is here and that means fabulous family fun. Join the Tahoe City Downtown Association Saturday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, Oct. 18 to celebrate Fall in North Lake Tahoe. Cobblestone Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Cobblestone Center, 475 N Lake Blvd. Indulge in brews, tasty food from Evergreen and live music with Dj Vu. Activities include apple bobbing and pumpkin painting. Catch a ski movie premiere Saturday evening, 8 p.m., at Lakeside Pizza andamp; Sports. For info and tickets call 583-2000. Events for the outdoor enthusiast abound. On Sunday Oct. 12 get outdoors for the Tahoe Rim Trail Harvest Hike, a 9-mile roundtrip hike through the newest section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Guided by Tim Hauserman, author of the Tahoe Rim Trail Book, this trek offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River Canyon. Meet at Fairway Community Center, 9 a.m., 330 Fairway Drive. Later in the day join in the Wolfdales Bocce Ball Tournament, 3 to 5 p.m. at 640 North Lake Blvd. $10 entry fee includes Italian Antipasto. Call 583-5700 for more details. Join the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and co-sponsor Pedal There Thursdays for the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 16, hosted by Sawtooth Ridge Caf, 877 North Lake Blvd. The event will feature short films, speakers and raffles. To learn about getting involved in Pedal There Thursdays, a green community effort, speak to a volunteer at the Film Festival or stop by the PTT booth on Commons Beach at the Farmers Market on Thursday Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.Events for the foodie will be scattered throughout. A Celebrity Waiter Dinner to support the Tahoe Community Nursery School will take place at The River Grill on Wednesday Oct. 5. For reservations call 581-2644. Shop the Farmers Market at Commons Beach on Thursday Oct. 16 for California-certified farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and more. Sample wine and fare during Jakes on the Lake Fall Food andamp; Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Boatworks Mall, call 581-0188. Pick a plump pumpkin for Halloween during the Pumpkin Patch Carnival on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy fun family activities and refreshments including a BBQ, face painting, Halloween crafts and carnival games. Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, 583-3440.Scarecrows on Parade hit the streets of downtown Tahoe City the first week of October and remain on display through Halloween. This town-wide event features scarecrows created by local businesses, schools and non-profit associations. Cast a vote for your favorite scarecrow and be entered into a drawing for local prizes. Ballots are available at participating merchants or online at http://www.visittahoecity.com. Votes must be submitted by 2 p.m., Oct. 18. For more Harvest Festival event and recreation options, such as Monday Night Football specials, live music at Jakes on the Lake, Full Moon Open Mic Night and sailing excursions visit http://www.visittahoecity.com or call the Tahoe City Downtown Association at (530) 583-3348. This event is brought to you by the TCDA in partnership with our sponsors. Prost!