If it's October, it must be time for the Pumpkin Patch Carnival, a big part of the 8th Annual Tahoe City Harvest Festival. This entertaining event begins on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Rideout Community Center and goes until 2:00 p.m. There will be tons of fun activities for kids of all ages, including carnival games, hay rides, a bouncy house, pony rides, and face painting. These activities will be run by various local groups that will also be selling lunch items and snacks. And don't forget to check out the immensely popular giant pumpkin seed hunt on the playground. As for prices, they're very reasonable. You can purchase an all-inclusive activity bracelet for just $10. Pumpkins range from $3 to $7.
The Tahoe City Harvest Festival, which is a great way to welcome in the cool fall weather, features many other family-friendly events. Running throughout the month of October, Scarecrows on Parade involves the entire community. Everyone is given a chance to put together a scarecrow for display all over town. Those who feel the creative urge must bring their creation to Heritage Plaza on October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. Cobblestone Oktoberfest is another highlight of the Festival. It takes place on October 8 and features everything from live music and beer to a wiener toss and pumpkin painting. And on October 13, Snowfest! Scarecrow Sprint & Stroll begins at River Ranch. It's one heck of a fun run.