Oktoberfest in Tahoe

Saturday, October 5, through Sunday, October 6

Just about everything is better at Lake Tahoe: the water, the air, the opportunities to make bad financial decisions. This holds true for beer festivals, too, naturally. Oktoberfest at the historic Camp Richardson property just west of the main stretch of hotels and casinos promises beer and wine, music from the Gruber Family Band, and activities for the kiddos. $19-$44, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 1900 Jameson Beach Road in South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-1801; www.camprichardson.com.