Fall Events on Tahoe’s West Shore





Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival, Ski Movie Premieres, and the Annual North Tahoe Ski Swap and Pumpkin Festival Signal the Change of Season at Homewood Mountain Resort

HOMEWOOD, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2017 – Homewood Mountain Resort is to host to a variety of family friendly events this fall, signaling the change of season and generating excitement for the coming winter. Beginning in October, signature events including the Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival, Ski Movie Premiere and annual North Tahoe PTO Ski Swap and Pumpkin Festival offer plenty to look forward to this autumn on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.

“Autumn is one of the most spectacular seasons in Tahoe. The leaves start to change, the mornings are crisp, but during the day it warms up and there’s still so much to do and enjoy both on the lake and throughout the region,” said Kevin Mitchell, general manager of Homewood Mountain Resort. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to enjoy the seasonal festivals we have planned. With these events on the horizon, it’s also a signal that the upcoming winter season is right around the corner!”

Upcoming events on Lake Tahoe’s west shore include:

Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival – Oct. 1

The Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival returns to Homewood Mountain Resort’s North Lodge parking lot on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for another year of food, fun and brews! Access to the Festival Village is free, with food available for purchase. Tickets are $20 to enter the beer garden and include a souvenir 12oz glass and two drink tickets. For those interested in planning ahead and saving money, advance tickets may be purchased online for $15 and will include a 12oz souvenir mug and two drink tickets. Attendees of the Sept. 30 Tahoe City Oktoberfest are also invited to bring their souvenir steins to save up to $10 on admission* at the door. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase, with each drink ticket redeemable for full 12oz pour.

Local favorites Jesse Dunn & Jenni Charles from the Dead Winter Carpenters will perform throughout the day, providing upbeat bluegrass, folk and Americana tunes. And, with winter right around the corner, the resort will also offer discounts on season passes and lift ticket 3-packs.

Ski Movie Premiere – Oct. 5

To get skiers and riders excited about the upcoming winter season, Homewood Mountain Resort will host a night of ski movie premieres on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the North Lodge with doors opening at 6 p.m.

The opening film will be “Room for Improvement” by local film company, Janky Films. Featuring local skiers and snowboarders riding resort and backcountry in California, the Janky crew enjoyed some of the best conditions our region has seen in six years, capitalizing on the amazing storm skiing we experienced, and a few cold, sunny days. The film also includes a segment from South America with footage from Cerro Catedral in Argentina that was filmed this summer.

The evening’s feature film will be Kye Petersen’s “Numinous.” A movie two years in the making, Kye and friends travel the world in search of steep lines and epic terrain, capturing beautiful footage of nature’s raw landscapes. The night will be filled with giveaways and raffle prizes from sponsors, as well as some epic cinematography from Dendrite Studios.

Tickets are available in advance: $10 adults, $5 kids under 15. At the door: $15 adults, $8 kids under 15. Homewood passholders will receive a $5 discount off any ticket price.

Ski Swap & Pumpkin Festival – Oct. 21

The 55th Annual North Tahoe PTO Ski Swap & Pumpkin Festival returns to Homewood Mountain Resort on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up in Homewood’s North Lodge parking area, this annual fundraiser offers the best opportunity to purchase new and used gear ahead of the upcoming season. A true Ski Swap with donated soft goods and hard goods, this event also includes new and discounted equipment sold by local vendors.

Homewood’s annual Pumpkin Festival will take place in conjunction with the ski swap, with activities and fall-themed games to include pumpkin carving and painting, a classic pie eating contest, face painting and raffle prizes that will be pulled throughout the day. Entry is free and open to all ages.

For more information about Homewood Mountain Resort and the fall events and activities planned, visit

*Discount valid only at entry to the Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival with Tahoe City Oktoberfest souvenir stein. Not valid with “pre-sale beer garden” ticket.


About Homewood Mountain Resort

Located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort has offered families a boutique winter experience and exceptional guest service since 1961. Spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from every trail, snowcat accessed terrain and some of the best tree skiing in the area make Homewood a gem of California skiing. Summer operations include hiking and mountain biking, special events and more. The resort’s partnership with the Homewood High & Dry Marina has made it a true year-round destination offering recreational opportunities that span from Ellis Peak to the shore of Lake Tahoe. Learn more at

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