One of Tahoe’s largest Oktoberfest events takes place at Tahoe City’s Gatekeeper’s Museum at William B. Layton Park. The event, which runs from noon to 6 p.m., features fun for all ages, including a traditional Bavarian-themed costume contest, pumpkin painting, hula hooping, face painting, a raffle and shopping at on-site vendors. Entry is free, while a $10 beer stein includes the first beer.
The Camp Richardson Oktoberfest prides itself on its wide variety of entertaining, family-friendly activities. The festival, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., includes craft booths, live music featuring the Gruber Family Band, a pumpkin patch, a bouncy castle, face painting, a costume contest and, of course, a well-stocked beer and wine garden. Take home a souvenir beer mug, and make sure to try the freshly cooked turkey leg or IPA-infused bratwurst. Entrance is free, while festival-goers can enjoy a free bike valet service.