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Sample the Sierra – A farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine, and art in the Sierra Nevada

Sample the Sierra - A farm-to-fork festival celebrating the best food, wine, and art in the Sierra Nevada

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 12 - 5 pm. Bijou Community Park.

Sample the Sierra Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival

Local libations and regionally sourced cuisine are on the menu at the 10th annual Sample the Sierra food and wine festival, Saturday, September 14. Early bird tickets will be available for the region’s only farm-to-fork fair celebrating homegrown food, wines, spirits and brews, and the opportunity for businesses to participate in the growing foodie culture in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Online sales are open until Sept. 13 at $50 and $40 for under 21 and designated drivers, with children three and younger free. If any remain, day-of pricing is $55 and $45. Tickets can be purchased: http://bit.ly/SampletheSierra2019.

Sample the Sierra will include more than 20 booths with a different winery, distillery or brewery expertly paired with a restaurant utilizing local produce in signature dishes. A 10th anniversary Sample the Sierra canvas tote bag will be available for purchase online for $7, or for $10 at the gate.

A festival marketplace will also feature local handmade goods, jams, jewelry, artwork and spices among other regionally crafted items. Local chefs from participating restaurants go head-to-head during the Sierra Chefs’ Challenge, a competitive, timed cooking challenge. Live music and other entertainment will be announced soon.

Sample the Sierra is produced by the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, El Dorado County, and the City of South Lake Tahoe. The festival is supported by Wine Glass Sponsors Tahoe Culinary Academy at LTCC and Powered by Advance; Festival Napkin Sponsors Bently Heritage, Camelot Party Rentals and South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts; Main Stage Sponsors South Tahoe Restaurant Association, Winters Electric, Town Cutler and Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty; Sierra Stage Sponsors South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Services, Deb Howard & Co, RPM Mortgage, Welk Resorts and Nevada Museum of Art; Sierra Chefs Challenge Sponsors Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Lake Tahoe Community College, Sierra Meat & Seafood, Sacramento International Airport, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe and Local Tahoe Adventures. The event is also supported by Sustenance Sponsor Liberty Utilities and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, as well as Media Sponsors Getaway Reno/Tahoe, Sierra Living, Tahoe Quarterly, Tahoe Daily Tribune, Sierra FoodWineArt, Lake Tahoe TV and Tahoe.com.

For information about Sample the Sierra, tickets, and participation, visit www.samplethesierra.com.

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Volunteers are the life of the party! We can't do it without you! Help us make Lake Tahoe's largest farm-to-fork festival the best one yet. Grab a companion and sign-up now to eat and drink for free at the 9th Annual Sample the Sierra!

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