26 July 2010

Kokanee Salmon Festival and a river runs through it. September/ October


Each autumn, from late September through mid-October, one of biology's

clocks sounds an irresistible alarm. Mature kokanee salmon,

transformed from a silver-blue color to a fiery vermilion, twist their

narrowing way upstream from Lake Tahoe to spawn in the gravels of

Taylor Creek, near South Lake Tahoe. The sight of the blazing salmon

draws many spectators, who can observe the fish at close range in

several places. The kokanee's commitment to its nature is compelling.

People tend to stop for a brief look, then become transfixed.

Kokanee Salmon Festival held October 2-3, 2010 by the US Forest

Service just down the street or walking path at the Stream Profile

Chamber. Discover the beauty and history of the Kokanee Salmon

spawning run.


AND BONUS!!! also in Tahoe that weekend!!!

October 2-3, 2010 Oktoberfest on-site at the resort provides fun and

laughs for the whole family. A local's favorite, this festival

features great food, music, family games & activities, and the famous

Beer and Wine Garden.

German Food & Desserts

Craft Booths

Beer & Wine Garden

Live Music featuring the “Al Gruber Band”

Pumpkin Patch

Bouncy Castle

Face Painting

Poker Run

Costume Contest for you & your dog

For information on Lake Tahoe events throughout the year, please visit

the Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority site.



Remember that the days are getting shorter and evenings cooler so bring a torch ( I have Brit friends) and a layer or two. gloves always a good idea...  the kids really have a blast on this one.


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