Fall 2015 peaks in October with bold colors, Oktoberfests, and fall activities in Lake Tahoe

Fall in Lake Tahoe, California

Fall colors, food festivals, and wildlife are all on display in South Lake Tahoe in October. If you’re planning a Lake Tahoe vacation this fall, here are a few of the best ways to enjoy the amazing fall season.

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Families can see Tahoe’s “circle of life” up close during the 2015 Fall Fish Fest. Lake Tahoe’s landlocked Kokanee salmon pass through the Taylor Creek Visitor Center on their way to spawn in the top parts of Taylor Creek. Black bears are usually on hand to give the salmon a helping paw or munch on their journey. Enjoy and participate in this free family event which has become one of the most fascinating educational and wildlife viewing events in Northern California. The festival encourages participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities.

Writers, readers and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe Oct. 9-11, 2015 for WordWave, a three-day festival held on the grounds of Valhalla at the Tallac Historic Site. This literary mash-up will feature oral storytelling, theater performances, and free readings, panels on craft, yoga, and a novel writing camp for kids. The event kicks off Friday with a champagne reception with Garth Stein, author of the international bestseller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, and his latest—set deep in the woods in a huge wooden mansion—A Sudden Light.

Celebrating its 20th year, the Lake Tahoe Marathon is Oct. 9-11, 2015 and includes multiple marathons with choices of 5K or 10k, half marathon, 18-milers, 144 miles around the lake, or a four-day, 288 mile run. There’s a children’s run as well as swim and kayak competitions.

Fall is not only in the air but the trees as well. Fall colors will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, 2015 at the Alpine Aspen Festival. This is a celebration of the beauty and vital role of aspen groves in nearby Alpine County. Come for the fall colors, stay for the adventure.

Fall Foodies take note: The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe arrives for an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine, and high spirits on Oct. 16-18, 2015. This weekend is filled with wine tastings, dinners, concerts, parties and more.

October is one of the locals’ favorite months. The trails are open, the crowds are less, and it’s easy to find a little piece of Tahoe all to yourself.  Plus, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel has you covered with Tahoe vacation packages and specials to take advantage of!

Get ready to celebrate fall Sierra-style!

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