Farm-to-Fork Festival: Sample Sierra Nevada flavors
Since its conception in 2010, South Lake Tahoe’s only Farm-to-Fork Festival, Sample the Sierra, has continued to grow and evolve. Starting out as a one day street festival, this event has expanded into an entire weekend of festivities celebrating the bounty and heritage of the Sierra Nevada region. This year is no exception with even more added to the Labor Day Weekend line up. The highlight of the weekend, the food and wine tasting festival on Ski Run Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe, brings in more than 1,500 food and wine lovers ready to sample delicious finger foods paired with the diverse flavors of El Dorado County wines. For the first time in the festival’s history, there will be a variety of beverages to sample including beer, spirits, and locally made kombucha. These flavorful additions will further highlight all the Sierra Nevadas have to offer.
Attendees will also enjoy live music, a cooking competition, a marketplace full of locally handmade goods, and the breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. Festival admission is $30 before Aug. 1 and $40 after that date. It includes a full tasting ticket and commemorative tasting glass. For festival information, visit www.samplethesierra.com or call 775.588.1728.
The Food & Wine Tasting Festival Tops Off your Weekend
5th Annual Sample the Sierra Festival
Tasting booths will line Ski Run Boulevard on this day of pure palate indulgence. The Sample the Sierra festival features the very best chefs and top wineries from the Sierra Nevada region. Treat your taste buds to delicious food samples made with local products donated by participating farmers and producers. Each food sample is paired with a local wine, brew, or spirit of equal quality. Shop for handmade products sold by local vendors in the festival market place, while being entertained by live music from Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers. Don’t miss one of the highlights of the day, the 3rd Annual Sierra Chefs Challenge. Three expert Chefs go head to head and to create a delectable dish using a mystery box of locally grown products. Full tasting tickets are $30 early bird special or $40 after Aug. 1 and at the gate or in advance online at www.SampletheSierra.com.