Festival smells fishy

Courtesy U.S. Forest Service

Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center on Oct. 6 and 7. This two-day event held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. celebrates the dramatic and colorful spawning behaviors of the Kokanee salmon and a variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its rivers. Taylor Creek and the Stream Profile Chamber provide a closeup look at fish habits.

The family event encourages participation by children and their parents. Back this year will be the Salmon Feed; a treasure hunt; fish painting; visits from Smokey the Bear, Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat and Sandy the Rocky Salmon; educational programs and booths. | (530) 543-2674, fs.usda.gov

In addition, on Oct. 7, Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club is sponsoring Kokanee Trail Runs — 5K, 10K and a half marathon — on area trails as part of the festival. The Tadpole Trot starts at 10:30 a.m. | tahoemtnmilers.org