Sample the Sierra
Local libations and regionally sourced cuisine are the name of the game at Sample the Sierra—Lake Tahoe’s premiere farm-to-fork fest. Typically held each September, Sample the Sierra is all about celebrating homegrown food, wines, spirits, and foods from local businesses in and around South Lake Tahoe, bringing the best local restaurants and neighboring farmers and ranchers together to create some serious culinary magic. Together, they turn out savory samples, with paired wine or brew—all from the Sierra Nevada region.
Bring the whole fam for a weekend of farm tours, music and live entertainment, a festival marketplace brimming with the area’s best artists and makers, and much more. Spend the weekend tasting your way through an amazing lineup of chefs, and don’t miss the Sierra Chefs Challenge—an Iron Chef-style challenge where the three best chefs in the Sierra Nevada go head to head, competing with locally sourced ingredients the audience can taste.
Sample the Sierra takes place in Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe. Early bird tickets are offered for $75, which promises access to limitless tasting throughout the festival. Tickets are sold day of for $85. For more information on Sample the Sierra including a full schedule of events, chefs, and vendors, get in touch with the Tahoe Chamber directly at (775) 588-1728.