Cheers: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Fest

Greet the almost-fall at this stylish but relaxed foodie fun time.

DIPPING INTO LAKE TAHOE? You'll probably want a swimsuit, or some pants that can easily roll up to the knee, and definitely a dab of sunscreen for your nose. Dipping into Lake Tahoe's food scene? No swimsuit is required for this one, but a free day or two around the weekend after Labor Day Weekend would be a good thing, indeed. For that's when the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival flowers, and if you were to call it a delicious dive into the splashy waters of the region's great cookery, you'd be completely correct. For the...

LONG-RUNNING TO-DO — the 33rd annual go-around is coming up, from Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9 — is all about connecting those who love to bite into fresh tastes and those cuisine-minded artists behind the grills. The place is Northstar California, and "(c)hef demonstrations, hands-on cooking, a Farm to Tahoe dinner, winemaker luncheons and dinners, food and wine seminars, mixology"... and more are all on the full-to-bursting line-up. The...

TAKE A HIKE! PROGRESSIVE PICNIC... will return, "a food tour through the Toiyabe Forest," as well as several other "fan favorites" from years gone by. And look also for cool chef cameos, like Shaun O'Neale, the winner of "MasterChef" season 7. As for the weekend's topper? Look for the Sunday Culinary Competition. And adding to it all? You'll be at Northstar, just a couple of weeks ahead of autumn's official start, one of the most glorious and crystal-sky'd times to dip into Tahoe, be it the community, the cuisine, and/or the spirit. Need more details on the appetizing event? Start here.

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