SeptOberfest turns 14: Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra holds its largest annual fundraiser |

SeptOberfest turns 14: Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra holds its largest annual fundraiser

Autumn Whitney
German maidens stand with the winner of a previous SeptOberfest stein-holding contest. The Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra brings the event to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Thursday, Sept. 22. at 6 p.m.
Courtesy / Dan Thrift |

The Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra brings its 14th Annual SeptOberfest to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s convention center on Thursday, Sept. 22., celebrating all things Bavarian. Enjoy German food, beer and maidens while participating in a variety of activities.

Tickets cost $45, and include access to an all-you-can-eat German buffet, beer garden, wine tasting, music and dancing, in addition to a free beer mug — offered while supplies last. Served at the buffet are three different bratwursts, German potato salad, pretzels and German desserts. German and domestic beers will be available in the beer garden. Five wineries will be present conducting wine tastings.

SeptOberfest also boasts German Oom-pah music, silent and live auctions including over 100 items, a stein-holding contest and almost 300 envelope prizes.

“Every envelope prize people can buy for $5 and it has to have at least a $5 or greater value. Most are above. Whatever they pick, they get that prize, and it’s guaranteed to be at least $5 or over. We have some really great prizes,” club president Cheryl Millham said.

Envelope prizes range from $5-$50 in value. Items valued above $50 are designated as auction items.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps fund the requests the organization gets throughout the year, which focus on serving the children of the South Lake Tahoe community.

“All the money we raise goes back to the community. The more money we make, the more we can give back,” Millham said.

While the event is open to all ages, Millham says it is geared toward adults.

For more information, contact Carolyn at 530-577-9457. Tickets are available at, where you can also donate to the organization if you are unable to attend the event.

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