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August 2018

Nugget Rib Cook-Off

August 29, 2018 - September 3, 2018
Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Enjoy the best BBQ festival in the country! The 29th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off in Sparks brings in bbq competitors from across the nation, so you’ll get the chance to try out every kind of rib and bbq style you can imagine! Enjoy the country’s best grilling competition, located at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, just outside of Reno. Two dozen of the world’s top barbecue competitors serve up more than 240,000 pounds…

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October 2018

Eldorado's Annual Great Italian Festival

Great Italian Festival – Reno

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Eldorado Casino Resort – Reno NV, 345 N Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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Photo Courtesy of Gabriella Benavidez Don't miss Eldorado's 37th Annual Great Italian Festival! We hope you have the stomach for all the pasta and sausage as you partake on this festival that celebrates Italian culture and tradition. Enjoy the festive food and cook offs, daily wine walks, and much more!

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Grand Sierra Chili and Beer Festival – Reno

October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E 2nd St.
Reno, NV 89595
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The Beer & Chili Festival is returning this October to Grand Sierra Resort. Featuring the International Chili Society's (ICS) World Championship Chili Cookoff, cooks from around the country will be competing to blow minds (and taste buds) with their delicious chili dishes. A wide array of local and national brews will also be available to keep you refreshed. From classic beer favorites to unique craft tipples, we'll make sure you won't go thirsty!

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Pumpkin Palooza – Sparks

October 21, 2018
Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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PumpkinPalooza is an annual celebration of all things pumpkin, featuring the Pumpkin Derby. It benefits the Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. If you're looking for good old-fashioned fun and an affordable way to spend the day at a wholesome event, free from reality TV and screen, this is it! Over the course of the day, you'll be able to: - Build and race a pumpkin in the Pumpkin Derby- Participate in the family costume parade - Play carnival style…

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October 2019

Beatty Days Festival

October 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cottonwood Park, Cottonwood Park, Beatty, NV 89003
Beatty, NV 89003
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Have fun at this fantastic festival in Beatty!   Live Music & Entertainment, ICS Sanctioned Chili Cook off, Classic Car Show, Poker Walk, Old West Shoot Outs, Parade, Tombstone 5K & 2K, Bed Races, Vendors, Chicken Drop Bingo, Raffle, and Much More! Cottonwood Park, Corner of 3rd St. and Amargosa St. Beatty is located on US 95 just north west of the Las Vegas area towards Death Valley National Park.

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March 2020

Silver State Chili Cook-Off – Pahrump, NV

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 4:00 pm
Petrack Park – Pahrump, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060
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Head to Pahrump for the 8th Annual Silver State Chili Cook-Off at Petrack Park on Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 15. Enjoy celebrity judges, live music, car show, vendors and more. Visitors can also taste the chili entries. The Silver State Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry – Canceled

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virginia City, 89 C Street
Virginia City, NV 89401 United States
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UPDATE: Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry canceled amid COVID-19 health concerns. First and foremost, Virginia City is open for business. Tourism is vital to our state and to our community. We depend on our visitors to shop in our merchant stores, eat in our restaurants and stay in our hotels. With the health and welfare of our attendees, vendors, residents and Storey County community being paramount, it is with deep regret that we will be canceling our annual Rocky Mountain Oyster…

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May 2020

37th Annual Chili on the Comstock – POSTPONED

May 16 - May 17
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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POSTPONED Spicy, mild, red or verde? Pick your favorite at the 37th annual Chili on the Comstock, beckoning the best chili cooks in the west for a powerful and delicious cook-off. Chili cooks come from around the west to compete for your vote of best chili cook and people’s choice. Endless varieties of tasty chili are sampled all down C Street, along with vendors and more. And what’s chili without beer? Join in on the Craft Beer Tour and enjoy…

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