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Autumn at Lake Tahoe and Truckee! It’s the Local’s Best Kept Secret!   2 comments

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By Michelle Portesi

There’s a nip in the air and the leaves are just now starting to turn even as I write this. Even though most of our visitors have left, what they don’t seem to know is that there is still plenty to do here and Fall at Lake Tahoe and Truckee is one of the best seasons of all!

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OKTOBERFESTS ABOUND! 
Even though it’s not quite October, we apparently can’t wait to get our oomp-pa-pa on.

Stateline, NV holds their SeptOberfest on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6pm at the Mont-Bleu Resort Casino. Featuring a German Buffet, Biergarten, wine tasting, music, dancing and more. $45. To reserve tickets go to tahoesierrakiwanis.org

Squaw Valley is hosting their annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept 24 from 2 to 6pm at the Village. Serving up Beers and Brats, with live music and games of the season. squawalpine.com/events

Tahoe City. Oktoberfest at the Gatekeepers Museum/Layton Park. Oct. 1 from 12 to 6pm. Featuring craft beers, food from local eateries, traditional Bavarian games and live music.  Visit their website at: visittahoecity.org/event

Historic Camp Richardson Resort – Oktoberfest at South Lake Tahoe – the yearly celebration of all things German – is in its 22nd year at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina October 1 & 2, 2016. 10am-5pm. (530) 541-1801. 1900 Jameson Beach Rd. www.camprichardson.com/oktoberfest

 

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The Sierra Boat Company

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OTHER EVENTS

Red, White and Tahoe Blue. – Antique Classic Boat Society’s International Boat Show. Sept. 23 & 24 from 9am to 4pm. At the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, CA. ACBS.ORG

Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop –  Saturday, October 1, 2016 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Historic Downtown Truckee. 12-4pm. www.truckeewinewalk.com

Fall Fish Festival – Oct. 1 and 2nd at the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. 10am-4pm.  Visitors can learn about the natural wonders of Taylor Creek from Forest Service biologists, as they stroll along the accessible, ½ mile loop Rainbow Trail. A family fun event, with a treasure hunt, fish painting and more! www.fs.usda.gov

Donner Party Hike: October 8th and 9th celebrates Truckee’s rich history with a weekend of guided hikes. Explore scenic Donner Summit with local historians on interpretive hikes followed by BBQ lunch and music. Donner Ski Ranch-  19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, CA 95724. donnerpartyhike.com

Truckee Haunted Historic Tour. Oct. 13 & 14. Each year the highly anticipated performances take place in new featured haunts. Our writers skillfully weave together dramatic, downright haunting and funny stories inspired by times of yore, this Tour is complete with treats and tricks. www.truckeehistorytour.org

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Truckee Haunted Historic Tour. Photo from their website.

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LOCAL RESTAURANT 2 FOR 1’s!

These are just starting to appear, with more restaurants offering deals the further we get into the off season. Here are the ones I know about. Be sure to call your favorite restaurant for their local specials.

Spindleshanks in Kings Beach. 2 for 1 Wednesdays. 2 course minimum per person for dinner only. Get your coupon from The Tahoe Weekly and present it at time of ordering.

The West Shore Cafe in Homewood. 1/2 price dinner entree Mondays – through Sept.

The River Ranch – Return of Friday Night Prime Rib – Starting Friday, September 30th, 2016. $21.95 Prime Rib while it lasts. Make your reservations early for this one. www.riverranchlodge.com/events

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The Bar at the River Ranch in Tahoe City

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NEARBY DAY TRIP FUN FESTIVALS.

Genoa Candy Dance Faire – A local favorite since 1919! Sept. 24 & 25 from 9am-5pm. Nestled into the foothills of the eastern side of the Sierra’s is the quaint little town of Genoa. This long running local Arts and Crafts Fair features over 300 craft booths and food vendors. Live music. www.genoanevada.org/candydancefaire

The Celtic Festival. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. Sept 30-Oct. 2.  kvmrcelticfestival.org

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Truckee’s Haunted Historic Tour – 2015   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

Photo screen capture from The Truckee

Photo screen capture from The Truckee Historical Haunted Tour

 

No matter how long you live here, you can always learn something new about the area you call home. On Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, you can get your history with a side order of Old Town fun at the Annual Truckee’s Haunted Historic Tour.

This is a popular event with locals and tourists alike. You will be taken on a guided tour of many of Truckee’s vintage circa late 1800’s buildings and told colorful tales of her old west past by costumed characters, real and imagined. To quote one out of towner “I can’t choose a favorite. It was all a hoot!”

And who knows, one of Truckee’s reported spectral inhabitants might make an appearance as well.

 

Our 2014 Performers, photo by event sponsor Johnstone Studios. Photo from website.

Our 2014 Performers, photo by event sponsor Johnstone Studios. Photo from website.

 

If you’re from out of town, you can get the full effect of the evening by staying at one of Truckee’s original hotels, and be sure to grab a bite at one of it’s many restaurants in old town.

Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to buy yours today!

Visit their website for more information on the tour, venues and where to stay: www.truckeehistorytour.org

 

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