Sample the Sierra


Sample the Sierra LogoA collaborative effort between the TahoeChamber, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and El Dorado County, Sample the Sierra celebrates the bounty and the heritage of the Sierra Nevada region.  This Farm-to-Fork festival aims to build flourishing partnerships within the County as well as promoting its geotouristic assets. 


Sample the Sierra is held over the Labor Day Weekend and consists of a slew of events from chef’s table and wine maker dinners, experiential tours of the region and the main event; the Food and Wine tasting on Ski Run Blvd.  The tasting event is held on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend and brings together local chefs/restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine or brew.  The festival marketplace includes locally made goods such as jam, soap, honey, and olive oil along with specialty products created right here in the county such as fine art, jewelry and crafts.  The day will also highlight a variety live entertainment, followed by an extravaganza of fireworks over Lake Tahoe.


For more information on this year’s festival, please visit our Sample the Sierra website at or tune in to our Facebook and Twitter feeds for live updates.