There is an unspoken bond when it comes to small mountain town and their food and wine festivals. It goes like this: “I respect yours, but ours is better.” If you’ve ever heard someone rave about the Aspen Food and Wine, rest assured there is a person out there in the world who believes the Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival is better.\nAnd here’s why … it takes place at stunning Lake Tahoe. Case closed.\nBack for its 32nd year, the Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, returns on Friday September 8, Sunday pulling out all the stops with seminars and events ranging from a Ritz-Carlton mixology workshop to sustainable farm-to-table dinner at Zephyr Lodge (an iconic point at Northstar Resort). The three day festival (culminating with the big competition on Sunday, September 10) is jam packed with events the whole family will love, from cooking with world renowned chefs to family friend activities in the Village at Northstar. Check out the bungee trampoline, rock wall, spider climbing web and slide, gem panning station and miniature golf features with the kiddos!\nAll weekend guests will enjoy the Gourmet Marketplace Fair, featuring local artisans like Nordic Walking Nations, Pacari Chocolate, Stella & Dot, Tahoe Husky Rescue, Tahoe Mountain Soap Company and many more local and regional wineries and breweries. In fact, click here to learn about the vendors available for tastings at the Saturday and Sunday marketplace!\nChoose between a 2-day or 3-day pass for the event, or purchase tickets to the various seminars as you see fit. It’s a fun food and wine festival that fits every party goer!\nIf you’re still looking for lodging contact a Reservation Agent at Squaw Valley Lodge today!