Annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival Returns to the Village at Northstarâ„¢ Over July 4 Weekend

20 June 2011
Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort to Offer Myriad of Events and Activities for the Whole Family
TRUCKEE, Calif. – June 20, 2011 – As the July 4 holiday approaches, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort is preparing to host a variety of events and activities for guests of all ages over the extended weekend. The resort’s annual Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival will officially kick off the weekend, and other activities planned include an evening of stargazing with Tahoe Star Tours, July 4 festivities including a kid’s parade through the Village at Northstar, live music, and more.
The Beerfest & Bluegrass Festival, a summer favorite, will take place Saturday, July 2 from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring performances by The Get Down Boys, The Earl Brothers and bluegrass favorite, Dead Winter Carpenters, along with beer tasting from more than 30 Northern California and Northern Nevada breweries. Tickets are available for purchase online at for $30 in advance, or on-site the day of the event for $38, and include a commemorative pint glass. Fun will be had by the whole family as the resort will also offer non-alcoholic beverages, a tasty BBQ, ice cream float station and outdoor games.
On July 1, 2 and 3, those interested in a guided tour of the night sky won’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in Tahoe Star Tours with Tony Berendsen, president of the Nevada Science Coalition. Tours are offered throughout the summer and feature a laser tour of the night sky, poetry reading, fun space quiz with prizes, and telescopic viewing. Tickets can be purchased online in advance, and are available for $30 for ages 13+, $15 for children ages 12 and under.
Visitors looking to avoid the crowded beaches of Lake Tahoe over the extended weekend are invited to partake in 4th of July festivities in the Village at Northstar. Enjoy live music by Blues Monsters from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 on the Village Stage, and roller skating on Northstar® Resort’s outdoor rink from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Monday, July 4, kids are welcome to decorate their bikes, razor scooter, dog or themselves at Mine in the Village at Northstar, then participate in the Independence Day Kid’s Bike Parade throughout the Village between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Darin Talbot will perform live on the Village Stage from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and roller skating will be offered from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Following the holiday weekend, the popular Northstar Resort Mountain Bike & Hiking Park will be open Thursday through Monday until August 18 for downhill and cross-country mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides and hiking. After that, the park will resume Friday through Sunday operations until October 9. Operating hours will be 10am to 5pm Saturday through Monday and 10am to 7pm on Fridays until Labor Day. Additional days the park will be open include July 5, 6 and September 5.
For a complete list of events and activities scheduled at Northstar Resort this summer, please visit
Special lodging offers and packages are available for guests interested in experiencing Northstar Resort this summer, starting at $80 per person, per night. Some restrictions apply. To book your summer getaway, please call 1.800.GO.NORTH (466.6784) or visit
About Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 93 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biathlon and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.
Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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