Fall Festivals in North Lake Tahoe

(Photo courtesy of Palisades Tahoe)

It's fall festival time in North Lake Tahoe! Get out your leiderhosen and beer steins and get ready for a full lineup of family fun under the Sierra sun! From the shores of the Lake to the majestic setting of the Sierra, there are several events that are always a 'must-do' for our team at Sun Bear Realty & Vacation Rentals in North Lake Tahoe.

Take a look at the list below and take time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather ahead!

Incline Wine & Food

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

1 PM to 4 PM

Aspen Grove, Incline Village, NV

Get your tickets now and head down to Aspen Grove across from Incline Beach for a lovely Autumn afternoon. This is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and is one of the best events of the fall season.

Join us for a fun and lively Autumn afternoon under the aspen trees tasting over 50 Napa Valley wines including Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Zinfandel and more paired with gourmet bites prepared by The Chateau Incline Village..

This lovely event promises to be a tasting like no other, featuring a RARE opportunity to TASTE, PURCHASE & WIN Napa Valley wines made by Thomas Rivers Brown all in one place - most of which are difficult to acquire. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tahoe City Oktoberfest

September 23, 2023

Gatekeepers Museum, Tahoe City

Our Oktoberfest here in Tahoe City is a unique festive fall celebration that welcomes friends and family alike to enjoy a wide selection of Bavarian-themed food, delicious craft beer and authentic music all day long.

While enjoying your favorite local brew, participate in fun games like the Stein squat, Yodel Contest, and Weiner toss. Make special Oktoberfest pretzel necklaces, explore our Vendor Village featuring North Tahoe’s most talented artisan makers and small businesses, plus you can put on your creative hats and get ready to show off your imaginative side by dressing up in your finest German-themed costume! Prizes for ALL!

The fun doesn’t stop with the adults! Get ready for an incredible array of kids’ activities that will make their day unforgettable with pumpkin painting led by North Tahoe Arts, Balloon Twisting with Inspired Balloons, Coloring Corner sponsored by Gatekeepers Museum, and make sure not to overlook the Story Trail courtesy of TC Friends of the Library!

Prepare for a fun-filled day of craft beer, live music, local food trucks, games, and a vibrant vendor village. Get your tickets in advance for just $20, or pay $25 on the day, which includes a commemorative Oktoberfest beer glass and two drink tokens.

September 23, 2023

Lederhosen 5K

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a spirited stroll, this run adds an extra layer of excitement to the day’s festivities. The course starts and finishes near the iconic Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City, offering picturesque views and a dynamic atmosphere. You’ll follow an out-and-back route on a spacious class 1 (10′ wide) paved trail alongside the scenic Truckee River.

September 30, 2023


12:00 – 6:00 pm

The Village at Palisades Tahoe

This annual event transforms the Village at Palisades Tahoe into the largest Bavarian playground in North Lake Tahoe, complete with authentic German beer and Bavarian music and dance, plus the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun.

Enjoy live entertainment by Joe Smiell's 20-piece Bavarian Band, the Almenrausch Schuhplattler Dance Troupe and Alpentanzer Schuhplattler Dance Troupe, accompanied by the Alpentanz Kapelle Band throughout the day.

Authentic Brats, Pretzels, Swiss Slices and traditional European desserts and pastries including Apple Strudel and Nussgipfel, plus Root Beer Floats for the kids are all available for sale on-site.