October 01, 2014 09:03 ET

October in Lake Tahoe: 5 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in October Listed by

Lake Tahoe Is Known Best for Skiing in the Winter, and Summer Adventures at the Lake, but Do Not Forget to Count Autumn as a Season Full of a Number of Extremely Fun Activities to Take Part in as Well

LAKE TAHOE, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - There is so much to see and do during the month of October, and today, ( announced a list of 5 great things to do this spooky month in Lake Tahoe. The cooler weather brings fewer crowds making it a perfect location for an avid hiker to enjoy nature. This article will explore some of the exciting activities going on at Lake Tahoe this October.

1. The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

Grab a friend and hop on down to the eleventh annual Truckee Wine, Walk and Shop on October 4th from noon until 4pm. Tickets to the event are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Anyone attending will receive five food tickets and a commemorative wine glass to enjoy the luscious samples from over thirty different venues. Free cab rides will also be available to ensure everyone's safety.

2. Concerts in October

  • This time of year is the perfect time to start enjoying some of the entertainment that is held indoors. As the weather is getting cooler, why not heat up with some of the concerts available in the Lake Tahoe region this October?

  • The Pretty Reckless is holding a show you will not want to miss at the Knitting Factory Concert House in Reno on October 2nd. The doors will open at 7pm so make sure to have tickets ready. VIP tickets are available and include early entry, personal photos with The Pretty Reckless, and specially designed tour shirts are also available. Tickets here.

  • Toby Keith will be presenting his famous "Shut Up and Hold On Tour" on October 19th at the Reno Events Center within the beautiful Eldorado Resort and Casino. Doors will open at promptly 7pm. Tickets here.

  • Super Diamond will be performing in the South Shore Room at Harrah's Resort and Casino Lake Tahoe on October 11th. The doors to experience the best Neil Diamond tribute in the country will open at 7:30pm with ticket prices at $27.50 per person.

  • On Saturday October 25th Olivia Newton-John will be playing at Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno. The breathtaking performance will take place at the Grand Exposition Hall with doors opening at promptly 8pm. Tickets here.

  • The English rock band The Psychedelic Furs will be putting on a spectacular performance in the South Shore Room at Harrah's Resort and Casino Lake Tahoe on October 25th. The doors will be opening at exactly 7:30pm, and attendees can expect to spend around $43 for each seat.

3. Pony N Pumpkin Festival at Lake Tahoe

Festivals are great fall activities and they are something that people of all ages can enjoy. The Pony N Pumpkin Festival at Lake Tahoe is no different. The event is to be held October 11th from 11am until 6pm. Attendees can enjoy western rag time music as they explore some of the activities including pumpkin decorating, gourd and rock painting, and The Happy Hooper's Hula Hoop demonstrations. The festival will also feature Borges Pony rides for the children to enjoy, and wagon rides with a story teller to entertain parents and children alike along the journey. There is a $10 charge for a ride on a pony and wagon rides cost $1 per child and $5 for the adult that accompanies them. Balloon animals and face painting will also be seen at the festival.

4. Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson

Another grand festival that should not be missed is Oktoberfest that is held at Camp Richardson Resort in the South Lake Tahoe Area. This festival is a great outdoor adventure that the entire family can enjoy. This local favorite will be held the first weekend in October (October 4th and 5th) and will take place between the hours of 10am and 5pm both days. The festival features great German food and live music from the Gruber Family Band for everyone to enjoy. While enjoying some beer infused brats remember to get some beer to wash it down and what better place to find some than the famous beer and wine garden.

The Brat eating contest will begin at 3pm on October 5th, so make sure to register during the designated time earlier in the day. There will also be a costume contest for humans and dogs to participate in, and face painting and a bouncy castle for the children to fill their day with fun. Admission and parking are free for all who wish to attend. There is also plenty of space to lock up your bike if you decide to enjoy nature on the way to the festival.

More information about Camp Richardson Historic Resort here.

5. Lodging Hint for October

With so much going on this October it would be impossible to stay just one day. Why not make it a trip with the entire family that everyone can all enjoy? has a great Cheyenne Tahoe vacation rental that is big enough for an extended family vacation or gathering and cozy enough for a smaller group of loved ones. Rates vary by season, but fall brings the best rates -- so be sure to enjoy the best time to visit Lake Tahoe and book this beautiful vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe.

No matter what activities are on the agenda for your family's enjoyment, nothing beats the cool crisp air that you find at Lake Tahoe in October. The weather and foliage alone is enough to draw any nature lover to the area and the entertainment listed by keeps them there. This list is just scratching the surface so make sure to explore the other Lake Tahoe activities that are offered, and book that unforgettable fall vacation.

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