Beer, brats and Bavarian music at Oktoberfest

Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

The free annual Oktoberfest at the Village at Squaw Valley is on Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will transform the village into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest games and the Tahoe Trail Running Lederhosen 5K. The games include keg rolling, brat toss and stein holding; all are free to enter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Matt Palmer | Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Enjoy live entertainment by Joe Smiell’s 20 Piece Bavarian Band, the Almenrausch Schuhplattler Dance Troop, accompanied by the Alpentanz Kapelle Band throughout the day. Chew on authentic brats, pretzels, Swiss slices and traditional European dessert/pastries such as apple strudel and nussgipfel. Root-beer floats will be available for purchase for the kiddies.

A $20 donation includes a half-liter festival stein mug and two beer tickets. Additional beer tickets are available for $5. All proceeds from beer sales benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation. | squawalpine.com