A collaborative effort between TahoeChamber.org, Tahoe South and El Dorado County, Featured as one of CNN’s best Labor Day weekend getaways, Sample the Sierra celebrates the bounty and the heritage of the Sierra Nevada region. The festival aims to build flourishing partnerships within the County, as well as promoting its geotourism assets.
This event will bring together local chefs/restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine or brew. The festival marketplace will include locally made goods such as jam, soap, honey and olive oil along with specialty products such as fine art, jewelry and crafts.
Sample the Sierra will also feature the Sierra Chefs Challenge, a cooking challenge between three regional chefs cooking with locally sourced ingredients. Watch three of the most talented chefs prepare delicious meals – and even get the opportunity to taste them!
The weekend will be full of festivities for the whole family including farm tours, winemaker dinners, music, live entertainment and art; all culminating with a fireworks extravaganza over Lake Tahoe.