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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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March 2019

Silver State Chili Cook-Off – Pahrump, NV

March 16 @ 12:00 am - March 17 @ 11:59 pm
Petrack Park – Pahrump, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060
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Head to Pahrump for the Annual Silver State Chili Cook-Off at Petrack Park every March! Enjoy celebrity judges, live music, gun fighters, Silver Tappers, raffles, car show, vendors — and CHILI! You can taste the chili! For $10 you can taste of a dozen of the chili entries. The Silver State Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Virginia City

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
C Street, Virginia City, NV United States + Google Map

St. Patrick’s Day is always nuts in Virginia City! Have a ball, or two, in historic Virginia City and join 7,000 other daring revelers for a party that only the Comstock could throw. Sample tasty testes from cooks competing for the title of Best Rocky Mountain Oyster Cook in the West! Dress in your most outlandish St. Paddy’s Day garb, walk in the parade. Line-up starts at 11 am with the parade beginning at noon. Join the costume contest and…

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May 2019

Chili on the Comstock – Virginia City

May 18
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Enjoy flavorful varieties of chili and of course plenty of cold, refreshing beer to wash it all down. This event takes place on C Street and the event hosts more than 30 of the best chili cooks in the west, all competing for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals.

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June 2019

Oodles of Noodles Festival & Pasta Cook-Off – Dayton, NV

June 1
Dayton, NV, 100-204 Main St
Dayton, NV 89403 United States
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Dayton's Annual Oodles of Noodles Festival & Pasta Cook-Off is an event that celebrates Dayton's Chinese & Italian with a HUGE pasta cook off, live entertainment, vendor booths, gun slingers, food, and more!        

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October 2019

Beatty Days Festival

October 25 @ 11:00 am - October 27 @ 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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