Made in Tahoe Festival slated for Memorial Day weekend |

Made in Tahoe Festival slated for Memorial Day weekend

Caroline Ross
Special to the Tribune

The Made In Tahoe Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday and will feature vendors, music and events.

The third annual Made In Tahoe Festival takes place at Squaw Valley on May 23 and 24, Memorial Day Weekend, bringing two days of festivities that showcase local businesses, artisans, product designers, non-profit organizations and performers all hailing from the Lake Tahoe Basin and the Truckee region.

Festivalgoers can explore from more than 50 vendor booths displayed throughout The Village. Participating local businesses include Riverside Art Studios, Tahoe Basics, California 89, Rise Designs and Eko Kreations, just to name a few. Shop North Tahoe Truckee organizers will be onsite promoting a new community awareness campaign which encourages shopping locally, a perfect fit for the overall theme of Made in Tahoe.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 23 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 24. In addition to shopping, Made in Tahoe features live music from local bands and singers/songwriters throughout the day. The festival will have three performance stages. The community stage will showcase an array of performance art to include aerial fabrics, aerial lyra, acro-yoga, skits and workshops by the Tahoe Flow Artists. Visitors can also indulge in offerings by The Mill, Truckee Sourdough, Bella Bucha, Mtn. Roots, Truckee River Winery, Tahoe Teas, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Fifty Fifty Brewing Company and more.

Those who create with their mind, body or spirit and live in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee area who are interested in being a part of Made In Tahoe can still submit an application through April 15. Several different booth options are available. For local non-profit organizations, booths cost $50. For all other Tahoe businesses, booths start at $200 for the weekend.

Vendor applications and guidelines can be found, The Made In Tahoe Festival officially kicks off the beginning of summer operations at Squaw Valley. Squaw's Aerial Tram will be open beginning May 22, and will remain open for the remainder of the summer season. During Made In Tahoe, the tram will provide access to hiking trails and scenic viewpoints, offering panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.