Don’t you just love it when your local festival comes to town? Sure, musical entertainment and handmade crafts are huge highlights of any festival, but let’s be honest with ourselves. The delicious, and not-so-healthy, food is the main attraction of any festival. Funnel cakes anyone?
Nevada is fortunate to host a variety of festivals. Listed below are eleven upcoming festivals in Nevada that are well known for their amazing food.
1. Chili on the Comstock – Virginia City – May 14th & 15th
2. National Basque Festival – Elko – July 1st
3. Biggest Little City Wing Fest – Reno – July 2nd-4th
4. Sands Eurofest 2016 – Reno – June 3rd-5th
5. The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival – Reno – June 17th & 18th
Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party on June 17, 2016 -June 18, 2016! The unofficial kick off to summer, the 20th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues festival is equal parts barbeque block party, micro-brew tasting event and music festival with two stages featuring FREE non-stop rock and blues. Nothing says summer like barbecue and the Eldorado has the perfect complement to the festival’s variety of microbrews…grilled chicken, ribs, sausage and more fresh from the outdoor charbroil grill. Food booths will line Virginia Street serving a variety of tasty options.
6. Tahoe City Wine Walk – Tahoe City – June 18th
Okay, we know this one is in California technically, but the Tahoe City Wine Walk returns to the shore of Lake Tahoe on Saturday, June 18, 2016 to celebrate its 11th anniversary! The Wine Walk runs along scenic North Lake Boulevard in downtown Tahoe City and provides some of the best views of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the country. This alfresco event, scheduled from noon to 4pm will focus on varietals from area wine producers and will feature gourmet bites from North Lake Tahoe’s top restaurants and catering companies.
7. Reno Greek Festival – Reno – August 19th-21st
Be Greek for the weekend at this annual festival on August 19th to August 21st 2016! Authentic Greek cuisine crafted by the members of the St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church infuses the neighborhood with scents of oregano, olive oil and lemon. Traditional Greek dance, music, desserts, and imports create a Mediterranean atmosphere and a family friendly environment. Sharing the Greek culture with the community for nearly 40 years.
8. Reno Aloha Festival – Reno – August 27th
Make plans to attend the 1st annual Reno Aloha Festival at Wingfield Park, located in the heart of downtown Reno on August 27, 2016. This Free event is a cultural showcase, preserving the unique traditions of the Islands. Experience the Pacific Islands in dance, music and mouthwatering food. Shop the various vendors selling Polynesian merchandise and let the kids enjoy Keiki Village for fun interactive activities such as arts/crafts, hula lessons and Island stories.
9. Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off – Sparks – August 31st – September 5th
10. Eldorado Great Italian Festival – Reno – October 8th & 9th
11. South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival – Stateline – October 16th-18th
The sixth annual “South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival” arrives at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, Oct. 16 – 18, for an autumn weekend of great food, fine wine and high spirits.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this year’s South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival, please go to www.ltfoodandwine.com. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com and at the Harrah’s and Harvey’s Box Offices.