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Sample the Sierra to take place this weekend

The fourth annual Sample the Sierra will be held Sept. 1.

Sample the Sierra brings together local chefs, farmers and winemakers. Chefs will prepare food samples using fresh ingredients provided by local farmers and producers. A variety of foods, paired alongside local wines and brews, will be available.

Back for the second year, the Sierra Chef Challenge will place two top chefs on stage to compete in a creative culinary challenge. Each chef will be presented with a mystery box of seasonal ingredients and will have 45 minutes to entertain the crowd while creating a dish.

A marketplace featuring local artists and artisans will showcase items including handmade soaps to jewelry, alpaca apparel to fine art. Live music will also be part of the event.

The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Ski Run Boulevard.

For more information on the lineup of Sample the Sierra festivities, lodging packages and to purchase tickets for the festival, visit http://www.samplethesierra.com or contact event director Emily Abernathy at 775-588-1728, ext. 303, or emily@tahoechamber.org.