by Tim Hauserman – Shared from EnjoyTahoe.com
While October is often considered the “off-season”, there are lots of great events scheduled in Tahoe City, and now that the rains have finally put the kibosh on that dang King Fire, people in town are ready to get out and celebrate this awesome town. So after you enjoy a walk through the fall colors, check out one of these events:
October 3rd, 4-7 pm
First Friday, Paint the Town Pink
Throughout downtown Tahoe City
Visit a number of Tahoe City businesses who will be welcoming you with free wine, and their beautiful Pink Pumpkins. The gourds are part of an effort by a number of local businesses to highlight the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Create a unique photo with a pink pumpkin and win a prize! Donation boots for contributions to help fight Breast Cancer will be available.
First Friday participating stores include: Trunk Show, The Store, Barifot, Lather & Fizz, Eadington Gallery, Any Mountain, Video Stop, Bluestone Jewelry, Ruffles and Ruffnecks, Gear and Grind Cafe, Tahoe Dave’s Ski and Snowboard Shops, Olympic Bike Shop and Geared for Games
October 11th, 12-4 pm.
2nd Annual Grill Fest
Between the Boatworks Mall and Tahoe City Marina.
What could be finer then a delicious sampling of the best local BBQ? Check out the grilled specials of Moe’s, Jakes on the Lake, Dockside 700, Big Blue Q, Men Wielding Fire and Tahoe Mountain Brewery. The restaurants are competing for the most delicious concoction, and proceeds go to the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue.
On October 18th, 10 am to 2 pm
Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Patch
Rideout Center, Timberland
Bring the kiddos for face painting, pony rides and games while seeking out the perfect Great Pumpkin.
October 31st, 4-6 pm
Downtown Tahoe City Trick or Treat
Local businesses will be putting out the treats throughout town, making for an easy and fun way for the tykes to collect massive quantities of the stuff that makes them happy. Shameless commercial plug: I will hanging out at The Cobblestone signing and selling copies of my new kids book, “Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time.”
Other Events: Oktoberfest Tahoe City, at the Gatekeepers Museum, October 4th between 12-4. Throughout the month, keep your eyes peeled for the interesting and eclectic collection of scarecrows that will be popping up throughout town.
Image shared from GoTahoeNorth.com.