Five tips for navigating the 8th annual Sample the Sierra – California News

Five tips for navigating the 8th annual Sample the Sierra – California News

South Shore’s largest farm-to-fork festival returns to Bijou Community Park on Saturday, Sept. 16. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy more than 15 food samples paired with a wine, beer or spirit — all of which are from the region.

The event ends at 5 p.m., giving you one final hour after a day of indulging to peruse the vendor booths and sober up prior to leaving the venue. With the Sierra Nevada’s top culinary offerings at your fingertips, follow these tips for success when attending the eighth annual Sample the Sierra.

1. DON’T WEAR WHITE

Trust us — trying to balance a plate of food and a glass of red wine at the same time is no easy feat. Walking, eating and drinking simultaneously is too much for even the most accomplished multi-tasker to handle, so make it easy on yourself and wear all black so no one notices how much you’re spilling.

A good back up is to have a dependable Tide to-go pen at the ready. Just be aware that you might need to replenish your supply once the event is over.

2. KNOW THE ROUTE TO SUCCESS

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If you’ve attended Sample the Sierra in the past, forget everything you think you know. Tahoe Chamber organized the event in a slightly different layout this year, and the booths are arranged in a loop.

It’s recommended patrons start at the entrance and follow the path to complete the circle. All wine-paired foods will be at the beginning, and you’ll conclude the event at the booths featuring beer and spirits. Let’s hope you still have room to sample it all.

3. ATTEND THE SIERRA CHEF CHALLENGE

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