Thanks to everyone that helped to make this year’s event a success!
Please check back in early 2015 for information about next year’s festival.
The event 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.
Sample the Sierra also features 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 is 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. Visit this page on a regular basis to find out who will be participating at this year’s event!
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.