Food, Fun, Festivals & Fall All Over

If you needed another reason to plan a spontaneous trip to South Lake Tahoe, we’ve got you covered with two weekend festivals next Saturday and Sunday, October 7th & 8th.

Fall Food Festival – Presented by Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation 

What: The Fall Food Festival is the annual Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation fundraiser. Come eat food from local restaurants, drink beverages from local breweries and wineries, dance all night, participate in auctions and raffles, and raise money to give back to the local schools.

Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $50, purchase tickets now at LTUSD schools, the district office, or at the door

More: fall-food-fest-2017

Oktoberfest – Hosted by Historic Camp Richardson Resort

What: All things German! This event is Camp Richardson Resort’s take on the traditional German Oktoberfest. That means beer galore, German-style foods and desserts, a bratwurst-eating competition, and lederhosen for days. There will also be craft booths, face paintings, a pumpkin patch, balloon benders, a bungee platform, climbing wall, live music, the annual dog costume contest, and even more family-friendly fun.

Where: Camp Richardson Resort 

When: Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th from 10:00am – 5:00pm each day

Cost: FREE admission, there will be varying costs for food and activities throughout



Need a place to rest after all this fall festival recreation? RnR Vacation Rentals has you covered. Visit or give us a call at 855-99-TAHOE to hear about our available homes.

Sample the Sierra in South Lake Tahoe

Grab your tasting glass and bring your appetite. The South Lake Tahoe annual farm-to-fork Sample the Sierra event is back for another year of delicious experiences. This event pairs local chefs with locally sourced foods to create one scrumptious day for everyone who comes out.


Event Details

What: Dueling chef competitions where you get to taste the results, samplings of locally sourced foods paired with beer/wine/spirits, live art creations, Tahoe-made goods such as jewelry and home decor for sale, games for adults and kids, live music all day, and more!

When: Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (tastings end at 4:00pm)

Where: Bijou Community Park at 1201 Al Tahoe Blvd. Click here for directions.

Cost: Tasting tickets for food and beverage samplings is $40 per person. For food-only tickets the cost is $30. Children 3 and under are free. You may also walk around the event for free, but to taste you must purchase a ticket. Tickets can be purchased here: 

More info: Guests are encouraged to ride bikes to the event as parking is limited, and to be friendly to the environment. You could also ride a LimeBike. For more information on the event, check out the official site:

RnR Vacation Rentals has homes available this weekend to make a last-minute trip for the tasty event.

Bring the whole family! Our Lakeland Village #433 and Lakeland Village #495 units are close to one another and close to the action. Unit #433 has 2.5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, while Unit #495 has 2.5 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The Lakeland Village complex is right on the lake and only 1.6 miles to Bijou Community Park where the event is held.

Another option is our Mountain Magic in South Lake Tahoe home. A 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house just 3.5 miles from the event. This home is full of comfort, fun and games in the bonus room, and there is a large hot tub in the backyard that is warmed and ready for you to relax your full belly on Saturday. LLV 433, 495, Mountain Magic Collage


Lake Tahoe Marathon: Planning A Foot Ahead

Ready to run? Untie your running shoes for a moment and choose where you’re going to relax your muscles after the big race.

The 22nd Annual Lake Tahoe Marathon is just over a month away, which means you’ll need to take a break from training to plan your vacation surrounding the event. While the Lake Tahoe Marathon is on Sunday, October 15th, there are plenty of other races and events surrounding the big day which anyone can participate in beginning Thursday, October 12th and ending Sunday, October 15th.

Event Details

The Lake Tahoe Marathon 

Other Events Surrounding the Marathon

  • Multi-day races: Double Dare – 144 miles in 2 days, Triple Dare – 216 miles in  3 days, or the Quadzilla Dare – 288 miles in 4 days
  • Kid-friendly races: The 5K Super Hero Pumpkin Run, The Optimist Kids Pumpkin Fun Run (this one is free!)
  • Volunteer: you can volunteer to help put on the Lake Tahoe Marathon by being part of course direction, a designated cheering section, a water stand attendee, a start/finish line assistant, and more. The runners & city need the support!
  • There is even more fun to be had, races to run, and celebratory activities to participate in. Check it all out here:

Find Accommodations

RnR Vacation Rentals would love to help ease your post-race pain by helping you find the perfect home to recover in.

  • Tahoe Woods at Stateline: This 3 bedroom, 3bathroom town home is 0.6 miles to the finish line of the marathon. The home has a stunning open kitchen, plenty of seating in the living area around the fireplace and HDTV to relax, a shuffleboard table for fun after you’ve regained your strength, and multiple king beds to sleep off the sore muscles.
  • Waterfront Serenity in Tahoe Keys: This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is on Venice drive, right along the race route. You can scope out the course the day before, and get a leg up on the competition by practicing that stretch. Plus the home has a private hot tub in the backyard and overlooks a serene lagoon for your post-race recovery.
  • Lakeland Village: We manage 7 homes in the convenience of Lakeland Village, from a 1 room studio near the hot tub up to a 4.5 room townhouse with a lake view. You are sure to find other runners in this resort complex to bond with before and after the race. You can walk to nearby restaurants and carbo-load, or reflect on the experience in one of the multiple pools, hot tubs, or spa.

We have plenty of other homes available with varying amenities and of all different sizes. Check them out at, or give us a call at 855-99-TAHOE today.

Labor Day 2017 in South Lake Tahoe

Planning to spend this three day weekend in South Lake Tahoe? You’re in luck: the weather will be comfortably in the 80’s, the lake level is still gloriously high, and the city has events for days to keep your holiday getaway exciting.

Labor Day Weekend Events in South Lake Tahoe 2017

Heavenly Village Carnival, Art & Music Festival 

  • What: Family-friendly entertainment in the form of live music, art, various types performers, rides and games, car shows, DJs, dancing, and more.
    • Highlights: Tea Cup Ride for kids, stilt walkers, jugglers, music by resident DJ Ca$h Ma$ters, Reno World Dance Collection performances, live music by Steel Breeze who covers hits songs from the 70’s to today, more live music by Milton Merlos, Grace Hayes, Jelly Bread, and Musicole.
  • When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1:00-9:30pm each day.
  • Where: All throughout Heavenly Village. Click here for directions.
  • Cost: Free to walk around the village, see the action, and watch the concerts.
  • Plan ahead: see more information on the weekend’s events here.



Labor Day Lasers at Lakeview

  • What: The City of South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, and On Course Events are putting on a light show of lasers over the lake as well as entertainment surrounding for a family-friendly good time.
    • Schedule of events:
      – 4:30pm Event Starts
      – 5:45pm DJ Break-Laser Load-in
      – 6:15pm DJ Resumes
      – 8:30pm Laser and Fire Plume Display Begins
      – 9:00pm Laser and Fire Plume Display Ends
    • Please note: there is limited parking, a free bike valet is offered, and dogs are not allowed at the event.
  • When: Sunday, September 3rd from 4:30 – 9:00pm.
  • Where: Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach. Click here for directions.
  • Cost: Free! The event is free, but you might want to bring extra cash for the food trucks, local merchant stands, and beer & wine garden.
  • Plan ahead: click here for more information.
  • Also: this event’s proceeds will go to Keep Tahoe Blue. The organization is having a beach cleanup on Monday, September 4th. If you are interested helping out, you can send them an email at, or give them a call at 530.541.5388.  laser-day-flyer_

As always, RnR Vacation Rentals is ready to host your stay in South Lake Tahoe. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute getaway, or planning for next year, visit us at or give us a call at 855-99-TAHOE.

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