The Resort at Squaw Creek is hosting its 2nd Annual Harvest Festival now through Sunday in Olympic Valley. The event features bluegrass music, hayrides, pumpkin painting, pie-eating contest, pumpkin bowling, glow ball golf, autumn-themed spa treatments, a beer garden, live music and a fall artisan craft faire. The property’s Six Peaks Grille keeps with the season by providing a bounty of fall harvest cuisine that includes pumpkin pie and caramel apple martinis along with scallops with pumpkin ravioli.
The Tahoe City Downtown Association is hosting the 8th Annual Tahoe City Harvest Festival now through Saturday, October 20 with a Scarecrow Sprint & Stroll with its 5K and 10K runs October 13, Zombie Pub Craw October 13, Gatekeeper’s Ghost Walk October 18 and the Felt-A-Pumpkin Workshop for arts and crafts lovers October 20.
The 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week is taking place now through Sunday. The event offers 3-course prix-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person that incorporate organic, seasonal and local ingredients – all served up at Lake Tahoe’s charming and historic eateries and bistros.
Arts for the Schools presents “DALA” Friday, at the Church Street Theater in Truckee. The duo group features vocal harmonies and talents on guitar and piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Tickets are $15/adult and $5/children, military and adults over 65 years.
Squaw Valley Institute brings Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson, to the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m. Morgenson will discuss insights regarding the recent financial crisis gathered from her book “Reckless Endangerment, How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon.” Tickets are $25/person for members and $35/person for the general public.
The guided Donner Party Hike, this weekend, is steeped in foliage and history. Hikers walk the trails of early pioneers and learn about the success of the Stephens Party, the tragic events of the Donner Party and the importance of the transcontinental railroad.
In Crystal Bay, Zepparella (an all-female Zeppelin tribute band) plays for free Saturday, October 13, 10 p.m., in the Crown Room at the historic Crystal Bay Club Casino. This popular band is a favorite of Tahoe locals.
In Incline Village, the Oktoberfest and Community Fair, Saturday, is a perfect occasion for families to get into the fall spirit. Attendees indulge in grilled brats, peruse arts and craft vendor booths and rock out to live music – all at the Village Center.