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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.

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.

Premier early bird tickets go on sale May 1 until July 4: $40 for adults, $30 for under 21 and designated drivers, with children three and younger free. Online sales are open until Sept. 13 at $50 and $40 respectively. 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 South Tahoe Restaurant Association, South Tahoe Alliance of Resorts, Sacramento International Airport, Tahoe Culinary Academy, Camelot Party Rentals, Sierra Meat & Seafood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Lake Tahoe Community College, Winters Electric, South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling Services, Getaway Reno/Reno, Sierra Living, Lake Tahoe TV, Tahoe Daily Tribune, Tahoe Quarterly 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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