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Capture the Taste of Tahoe with the 8th Annual Sample the Sierra

Sample the Sierra is the official kick-off to fall in Tahoe South on Saturday, September 16, 2017, celebrating the best of the harvest season in the local region. The crowd favorite farm-to-fork festival brings together local food, wine, spirits, and brews showcasing the finest samplings from South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County. Whether guests are first-time visitors or regular attendees, there is much to be enjoyed as local restaurants and establishments highlight their best dishes and beverages.

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Over 20 booths offer tastings from local restaurants such as Cold Water Brewery & Grill, The Lake House and Cafe Fiore with libation pairings from Madroña Winery, Auriga Wine Cellars, Crystal Basin Cellars and more. Spending an afternoon walking through Bijou Park is a gateway to experiencing the passions and flavors produced by local chefs and artisans, as well as honoring their craftsmanship.

Sierra Chefs Challenge at Sample the Sierra farm to fork festival | South Lake Tahoe, CA

A crowd favorite event is the Sierra Chef Challenge, which is a “Masterchef” style cooking competition featuring the best talents in Tahoe South. The 45-minute mystery box challenge always leaves the crowd on their toes and in awe. Sample the Sierra also has live music from local bands providing the soundtrack for the event.

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Both visitors and locals look forward to the Sample the Sierra weekend, planning a fun trip around it. Families can savor the lasting days of beautiful weather with a bike ride, hike or beach day to accompany the event at Bijou Community Park. Tickets are only $40 for adults for unlimited tastings and $30 for under 21 year-olds, while children under three can attend free. Tickets can be purchased at www.samplethesierra.com/tickets.

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Karin Sharon

Karin Sharon is a Bright Eyed Aspiring PR Girl. Having grown up in Lake Tahoe and lived in Denver for 4 years, she's nurtured by crisp mountain air and the 365 days of sunshine. Passionate about movies, beer and connecting with those around her, you can follow Karin on Twitter.

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