16th Annual Oktoberfest

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16th Annual Oktoberfest Transforms The Village at Squaw Valley® into Miniature Bavaria  

The last event in Squaw Valley’s exciting summer event series, Oktoberfest features authentic German craft beer, food, music and Bavarian-themed contests

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] September 18, 2017  – The Village at Squaw Valley embraces the beginning of the fall season with the return of the 16th annual Oktoberfest on September 23, where the Village magically transforms into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music and performances, and popular Oktoberfest themed games. Similar to years past, Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest supports the local community with proceeds from beer sales benefitting the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports student athletes developing skills in the sport of lacrosse. Last year’s Oktoberfest raised $20,000. Entry into the festival is free, festival attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer. Oktoberfest 2017 takes place Saturday, September 23 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lederhosen and Dirndls are highly encouraged.
“The annual Oktoberfest is one of the most popular festivals in the Village—the great food and music combined with fun and competitive games makes it accessible for all ages,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “It’s wonderful to see how excited people are to be dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndls, enjoying great food and fun activities. We’re thrilled to be supporting our local community and the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation for the 10th year in a row.”
Oktoberfest 2017 will feature Bitburger Premium Pilsner, Kostritzer Black Lager, Benediktener Oktoberfest Lager, Benedicktener Weissbeir and more traditional craft Oktoberfest brands. A .5-liter Squaw Valley Stein will be available for purchase for $20—with two beers included in the price. Additional beers are available for $5 each. Bratwurst sausages, schnitzels, pretzels, and non-alcoholic Rootbeer Floats will be available from local restaurants and vendors.
Guests of all ages are invited to participate in the OktoberGames featuring a Keg Rolling Race, a Brat Toss and a Stein Holding Competition.
1:00 p.m. Keg Rolling Race: Roll an empty keg through a challenging course. The player with the fastest time wins.
2:30 p.m. Brat Toss: Toss a bratwurst onto a keg, with each round adding difficulty. The last person standing wins.
4:00 p.m. Stein Holding Competition: Two full 1-liter steins are held at shoulder height. The last person standing wins.
Bavarian musical guests and performers at Squaw Valley’s Oktoberfest include Joe Smeill and his 20 piece Bavarian Band with the Amenrausch Schuhplattler Bavarian Folk Dancers in the Events Plaza, and The Alpentanz Kapelle Band with the Alpentanzer Schuhplattler Bavarian and Austrian Folk Dancers in the Funitel Plaza Area.
Fall Lodging Specials in The Village at Squaw Valley®
Take advantage of great fall deals on lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the slopes, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. 
About North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music
North Lake Tahoe’s summer long music series, High Notes, brings music outdoors with live performances every night of the week. A full lineup of free weekly music, national headliners, multi-day festivals, and signature events await locals and visitors alike. Enjoy well-known artists and discover new talent while looking out over the shores of Lake Tahoe, under the alpenglow of surrounding mountain peaks, or at legendary showrooms and intimate pubs. Whether it's lively bluegrass, late-night DJs, or blues and funk you're in search of, North Lake Tahoe is your destination for incredible entertainment at world-class venues. To see the 2017 summer lineup and to learn more about North Lake Tahoe’s summer long music series, visit GoTahoeNorth.com/HighNotes.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including Art Wine & Music Festival, July 8 & 9 and Brews Jazz & Funk, August 12 & 13. Visit squawalpine.com/lodging or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more. 

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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