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Sat, Sep 23


Gatekeepers Museum


Discover Tahoe City's lakeside Oktoberfest! Join all-ages fun on Sep 23, 12-5 pm. Food, craft beer, music, games, vendors, and kids' activities. Get $20 advance tickets. Don't miss out!

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Time & Location

Sep 23, 2023, 12:00 PM – Sep 24, 2023, 5:00 PM

Gatekeepers Museum, 30 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA

About the event

Our Oktoberfest here in Tahoe City is a unique festive fall celebration that welcomes ALL ages. Experience the ultimate lakeside Oktoberfest celebration at Gatekeeper’s Museum/ William B. Layton State Park in Tahoe City, California from 12 to 5 pm on September 23rd.

This exciting family-friendly event offers a wide selection of Bavarian-themed food options and delicious craft beers brewed by regional breweries. Enjoy live music from Coburn Station and the sounds of an authentic accordion player, Christiane Georgi.

While enjoying your favorite local brew, participate in fun games like the Stein squat, Yodel Contest, and Weiner toss. Make special Oktoberfest pretzel necklaces, explore our Vendor Village featuring North Tahoe’s most talented artisan makers and small businesses, plus you can put on your creative hats and get ready to show off your imaginative side by dressing up in your finest German-themed costume! Prizes for ALL!

The fun doesn’t stop with the adults! Get ready for an incredible array of kids’ activities that will make their day unforgettable. We have all the kids’ favorites lined up: let their creativity run wild with pumpkin painting led by North Tahoe Arts, Balloon Twisting with Inspired Balloons, Coloring Corner sponsored by Gatekeepers Museum, and make sure not to overlook the Story Trail courtesy of TC Friends of the Library! The excitement is off the charts!

Prepare for a fun-filled day of craft beer, live music, local food trucks, games, and a vibrant vendor village. Get your tickets in advance for just $20, or pay $25 on the day, which includes a commemorative Oktoberfest beer glass and two drink tokens.

NEW this year: Sign up to experience the thrill of a festive Lederhosen 5K. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a spirited stroll, this run adds an extra layer of excitement to the day’s festivities. The course starts and finishes near the iconic Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City, offering picturesque views and a dynamic atmosphere. You’ll follow an out-and-back route on a spacious class 1 (10′ wide) paved trail alongside the scenic Truckee River. Sign up at

For your convenience and safety, make use of our Bike Valet services, ensuring a stress-free and eco-friendly way to arrive at the festivities, as well as public transportation efforts like our FREE on Demand TART Connect Services and TART Bus.

Join us in celebrating at the Tahoe City Oktoberfest – a day of fun for everyone!

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