This weekend there is another difficult decision in Lake County - what kinds of fun activities to choose to do. The difficulty in the decision doesn’t come from a lack of activities, it comes from there being so many. It seems that the weather is going to be ideal for all the events this weekend, which is another plus.
One of the highlights of the weekend is the Konocti Challenge, a bicycle race of varying lengths that incorporates incredibly fun and unusual stops plus the beautiful scenery that is Lake County. Whether one chooses to ride just a short ride or do the full 100 miles, this is a great event that was named Best Metric Century of 2014 by Cycle California! Magazine.
Of course there is one of our own favorite events as well, Oktoberfest-Lakeport. With a dachshund derby, tons of great vendors, two bands and free admission this is a blast every year and a reason a number of people come back and stay with us. There will be all sorts of zany contests all day from stein holding to costume contests and much, much more. Oh, and since it’s an Oktoberfest there is a beer garden featuring a wide variety of local microbrews including O’Meara Brothers beer, brewed right here in Lake County. Oktoberfest is from 11am-9pm with the JimiZ band performing from 6-9pm in a street dance.
Both Konocti Challenge and Oktoberfest-Lakeport happen on Saturday, October 3.
On Sunday, October 5 mark your calendars for the historic Ely Stage Stop’s Jammin’ Fall Marketplace which will feature music, food and local crafts including a fiddler’s jam from noon-2:30. The Ely Stage Stop is a wonderful old piece of Lake County history and their events are a lot of fun.
As always, we have lots of events posted on our calendar of events in Lake County and there are all the great wineries, trails, breweries and eateries that are here for you to enjoy.
What a summer! As we’ve said we’ve been grateful to you for the best summer in our records. But we’ve also really been challenged by all the fires in Lake County and now that challenge is made worse with the Valley Fire.
If you’re not following the news, the Valley Fire has displaced an estimated 17,000 people and has destroyed over 1300 homes in Lake County, along with a number of businesses. Everybody in Lake County knows someone who has lost their home and or business, and some people have lost both.
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