Now that we’ve had our first dusting of snow, the promise of winter feels closer than ever! But (unfortunately) there is still some time to kill before we can get out on the slopes. So we’ve rounded up the best fall events and activities happening around Truckee and Tahoe for the next few weeks to keep you busy, happy, and maybe even a little bit spooky!
Achieve Tahoe Foam Fest
This special fundraising event is happening through October 31st, and all proceeds go directly towards Achieve Tahoe’s outdoor recreation programs which build health, confidence, and independence in people with disabilities. This event runs all month and you can visit 5 different local breweries whenever you want before October 31st to enjoy a pint in your souvenier glass. Here’s how it works: purchase a ticket for $49 from Achieve Tahoe, and then present your ticket to any one of the five participating breweries to pick up your souvenier glass and punch card. This card is good for one pint at each participating brewery through October 31st. Breweries include 5050 Brewing Co., Truckee Brewing Company, Alibi Ale Works, Donner Creek Brewing, and The Good Wolf.
Autumn Fest – Sunday, October 17th
Join the Freinds of Tahoe Truckee Waldorf for their annual Autumn Fest, celebrating all things fall! Try your hand at old-fashioned apple pressing, or enjoy crafts, local food, and music and games for the whole family. This event is free and open to the public.
Halloweekend at Homewood – October 21-24th
Homewood Mountain Resort is putting on the spookiest event of the season, complete with a trick-or-treat village, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and a haunted chairlift ride – if you dare! This free event is open to kids of all ages, but haunted chairlift rides are not recommened for little ones who are easily scared after 6 pm, as it will be a high-scare factor after dusk. Rides from 3-6 pm and all events in the base area are appropriate for kids of all ages. This event is free but the chairlift ride requires a ticket purchase, which can be done online in advance.
Truck-ee-Treat – Friday, October 29
The annual Halloween Parade has been canceled this year, but Downtown Truckee will still hold a trick-or-treat event for kids of all ages from 2-6 pm on October 29th. Show off your best costumes and stroll through the streets of downtown and the Community Arts Center for treats, toys, books, and more from local businesses.
Tahoe City Trick-or-Treat – Sunday, October 31
If your kids want one last chance to wear their costumes and get their hands on some treats, Downtown Tahoe City is hosting trick-or-treating on Sunday, October 31st from 3-5 pm. Check in at the Heritage Plaza before you head out!