The 31st Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival

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September 7th, 2016


Hello locals!  Tourist season is ending which means you probably have a little time off…Woo!  Just in time too, because the Autumn Food and Wine Festival in Truckee, CA is taking place this weekend.  This 3 day celebration features a ton of great events like the Art of Mixology, Back Yard BBQ’s, and Farm-to-Tahoe Dinners.    It is set at the Northstar and the Ritz Carlton Resorts, which means relaxing lodging and beautiful views to make for a deliciously relaxing treat for having worked so hard during the summer season.  I’ve gone through and highlighted some of the events I’m most excited for below.  Click here for a complete list of events and ticket options.


Friday, 9/9:


The Art of Mixology

4 to 5pm – Backyard Bar & BBQ, the Ritz Carlton – Learn how to create 3 unique cocktails complete with appetizer pairings!

Backyard Barbeque Family Cook Out

5 to 8pm – Backyard Bar & BBQ, the Ritz Carlton – Sample some of the best traditional barbeque North Tahoe and Truckee have to offer with live entertainment.

Farm to Tahoe Dinner

6 to 9pm – At the Zephyr Lodge, Northstar Mountain Resort – Take a gondola ride to try some amazing dishes made with sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.


8 to 11pm – The Living Room, The Ritz Carlton – Enjoy a Live DJ while trying some specially crafted cocktails.


Saturday, 9/10:


Gourmet Marketplace Vendor Fair

11am to 5pm – The Village at Northstar – Take this chance to get your hands on some of the awesome food and ingredients used in the dishes at this festival.

BBQ & Brews Luncheon

11am to 1pm – Overlook, The Village at Northstar – Watch Chef Jason Gronlund perform culinary wonders and learn how to incorporate beer into your own prize winning BBQ creations.

Take a Hike! Progressive Picnic

11am to 2pm – Northstar Mountain – Meander through the beautiful Tahoe Forest lands while sampling local brews and foods on this guided hike.

Sips & Salutations

11:30am to 1:15 pm – Tahoe Yoga & Wellness, The Village at Northstar – Enjoy a flow-based yoga class followed by a wine tasting!

Blazing Pans Mountain Chef Cook-Off

4:45 to 6pm – Village Stage, The Village at Northstar – Watch two renowned local chefs compete in this high energy event.

Tahoe Long Table Harvest Dinner

6 to 9pm – The Manzanita Terrace, The Ritz Carlton – Sit with your fellow foodies at a long family style table and enjoy a harvest feast with the best local food the sierras have to offer.

Tahoe Star Tour & Tin Barn Vineyards Wine Tasting

8:15 to 10pm – Northstar Cosmoarium, Castle Peak Parking Lot – Finish off the night with an impressive view of the night sky from the Northstar resort and taste a great variety of wines from the Tin Barn Vineyard.


Sunday 9/11:


Grand Tasting and Culinary Competition

1 to 4pm – The Village at Northstar and The Overlook – Sample food, wine, spirits, and beers made and paired by over 25 of the area’s best chefs.

Grand Marketplace Vendor Fair

11am to 4pm – The Village at Northstar –  This will be your last chance to get your hands on some of the great ingredients used in the dishes you’ve sampled over the weekend.  So make a list!



This is the 31st Annual Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, and it promises to be a comprehensive celebration of Northstar’s beauty and delights.

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