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A Festival for Everyone in the High Sierra

Written by sierrarecmagazine

After more than a year of lockdowns, social distancing and little reason to celebrate, the world is returning to a bit of normalcy and the High Sierra Communities is ready to celebrate. The events and festivals California and Nevada is known for are back and ready to wow locals and tourists in October!

Murrieta Craft Beer Week – Oct. 11-17

Temecula Valley might be known for wine, but its growing craft brewing culture will be celebrated Oct. 11-17, 2021 in Murrieta. Throughout Craft Beer Week, Temecula’s 11 artisan brewers, along with the best breweries in the region, will offer the coolest craft concoctions in California.

Apple Hill™

Apple Hill Ca – We’ve made it easier than ever to enjoy what has become an annual pilgrimage for families in our region, the Bay Area, Nevada, and beyond. What are you waiting for? Apple Hill™ is known for its apple farms and family-friendly activities in the fall. Comprised of more than 50 ranches, the Apple Hill Growers Association (Apple Hill™ ) provides farm fresh fruit and vegetables, baked and canned goods, and crafts and entertainment. Most of the Apple Farms open their doors Labor Day weekend through December. But the rest of year you can find unique agricultural adventures and locally grown products down these bountiful backroads. Christmas Tree farms usually open Thanksgiving weekend but a few will open the week before. In the spring and summer berry farms and lavender farms open their doors. Wineries are open year round.

Leaves in the Loop -October 15, 2021 – October 17, 2021

June Lake Ca – Annual Festival to celebrate Fall Foliage in June Lake! 

-Photography and Painting Classes
-Downtown June Lake History Tour
-Taste of the Town
-Photography/Painting/Social Media Contests

Made in Tahoe Festival – Fall – Oct 9-10

Olympic Valley Ca – Made in Tahoe celebrates all things LOCAL. The Village at Palisades Tahoe will host a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas:

18th Annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop – Oct 2

Truckee Ca – Since 2003, the Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop has been regarded as one of Truckee’s leading annual events, held this year from noon to 4:00 p.m.

This annual event brings nearly 1,000 local and visiting participants to sip wine and sample local food tastings while enjoying shopping in historic downtown Truckee. Over the past 17 years, we have donated more than $35,000 to local non-profit organizations. Visit event website for more informationRegistration site

Mexican Heritage Festival Oct 9

Truckee Ca – Come out for a celebration of Mexican culture, Oct 9, 12-8PM with live music, dance, art, lotería & games, food & drinks at the Mexican Heritage Festival in Truckee Regional Park. Don’t forget masks are required.

Biggest Little Invitational Beer Festival – Oct. 2

Bartley Ranch Reno NV – Over the last 5+ years, the Reno craft beer community has grown leaps and bounds. With this growth, the demand for better selection and better quality has increased as well, leading to multiple beer-centric establishments opening, such as Beer NV. And we all know that Reno not only loves craft beer, but loves a good

The Great Italian Festival – Oct 9-10

Reno NV – Everyone’s Italian when THE ROW brings the Great Italian Festival back to downtown Reno this October. For the 39th year, experience the flavors, sounds and style of Italy right in the heart of The Biggest Little City during the Great Italian Festival from Oct. 9-10. Experience a festival unlike any other, as guests celebrate the Italian culture, traditions, and of course, cuisine. The fun-filled weekend will feature homemade Italian food, live entertainment, artisan shopping, family-friendly competitions and more. The free event will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. 

Nevada Days Celebration

Carson City NV – Nevada Day is a state holiday celebrating Nevada statehood on October 31, 1864, the 36th state of the United States. … The Nevada Day holiday in 2020, on October 30, celebrates the 156th anniversary of Nevada statehood. The 2020 Nevada Day Parade and other festivities are on Saturday, October 31.

Camp Richardson’s 22nd annual Oktoberfest celebration

Held this year on October 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. It’s a guarantee: Camp Richardson’s 22nd annual Oktoberfest celebration has something every member of the family will love!

Come join us for Oktoberfest in Tahoe! And don’t forget your dirndl and lederhosen!

*Cover Image Credit – Group Photo at Camp Rich Octoberfest. courtesy of Camp Rich

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