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2022 Nevada: October to December 2022
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(see also: 2021  -  2020  - 2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2016)


October 1-2, 2022
Annual World Championship Outhouse Races
Virginia City, Nevada
The Races pit teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides and the remaining team members push, pull or drag the decorated outhouses down the racetrack. This is great fun for the whole family! This event is free to the public and is quite the spectacle. So don't miss out!

October 29, 2022 - The WhiskyX - Las Vegas, Nevada
You’ll discover and taste some of the world’s most notable whiskies. Tastings, including some cocktails, are led by expert brand ambassadors and distillery representatives.

November 24, 2022 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.

December 2, 2022 - WhiskyFest - Las Vegas, Nevada
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country.  WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.

2021 Nevada: October to December 2021
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

October 2-3, 2021 - 32nd Annual World Championship Outhouse Races
Virginia City, Nevada
The Races pit teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides and the remaining team members push, pull or drag the decorated outhouses down the racetrack. This is great fun for the whole family! This event is free to the public and is quite the spectacle. So don't miss out!

October 3-6, 2021 - NBWA 84th Annual Convention - Las Vegas, Nevada
National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention is designed to provide valuable education programs and important networking opportunities for the beer industry. Education programs offered during the Convention feature speakers and seminars on a number of topics of importance to beer distributors.

October 11-15, 2021 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 27-28, 2021  Supply Side West - Las Vegas, Nevada
SupplySide West is the world’s largest event for innovative and healthy ingredients with 1,500+ booths and over 15,000 attendees.  Attendance: 15,000.

December 1-31, 2021  Christmas on the Comstock
Virginia City, Nevada
Step back in time this holiday season and celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration. There are festivities for all ages ranging from unique boutique holiday shopping, specials, a holiday parade on December 5 and more. Check website for a full listing of holiday events in Virginia City.


2020 Nevada: October to December 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

November 16-19, 2020  IEHA Show North America - Las Vegas, Nevada
THE 2020 EVENT WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. International Executive Housekeepers Association.

December 3-31, 2020  Winterfest - Henderson, Nevada
SPECIAL FORMAT FOR 2020 - Our special holiday presentation includes activities throughout December. Some activities will be presented virtually and some will require registration in advance. SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

December 10, 2020 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

2019 Nevada: October to December 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

October 7-8, 2019 - Vegas Food Expo - Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is hosting a new kind of food convention, designed for small innovative companies that need to reach retailers, distributors, media, investors, and restaurants.  Our mission is to bring attention to the young amazing food producers of North America.

October 11, 2019  JDRF Cork & Soul - Las Vegas, Nevada
JDRF Nevada Chapter, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, in conjunction with Tivoli Village Las Vegas present 2019’s Cork & Soul. Nearly 1,000 supporters will gather on the streets of Tivoli Village to indulge in a night of wine, food, entertainment and shopping during this unique festival and fundraiser. Guests will feast on a variety of dishes from local hotspots including Echo & Rig, Boathouse Asian Eatery, Brio Tuscan Grill, Hampton’s, Fleur, Wicked Donuts and more. Beverage menu includes Hop Nuts Brewing, Peroni, Moris Viola Vineyards, among other wine and spirits.  Entertainment for the evening will include headliner The Shoutouts featuring Christy Molasky, one of Las Vegas’ favorite performers Zowie Bowie, dance and party music group Pop Rebels Band, featured Vegas vocalist Lannie Counts with Grammy nominated special guest Clint Holmes, rock-n-roll performer Michelle Rohl ROX, solo guitarist and award winning producer Elvis Lederer, with other surprises.  General admission tickets are $75, including wine and food tastings and entertainment, and VIP admission tickets are $250, with all access passes to wine and food tastings, a seat in the VIP stage area and a buffet style dinner provided by Echo & Rig.

October 16-17, 2019 - 4th International Conference On Nutrition
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nutrition Conference gives a chance to explore research scholars, delegates and students to interact and share their experience and knowledge in Nutrition.  It will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in role of nurse in nutrition, diet and blood cholesterol, Vegetarian Nutrition and special supplement, Nutrition program for women, infant and children, Nutritional Disorder, Nutrition Misinformation. The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet the share cutting-edge development in the field.

October 20-23, 2019  96th ARBA Convention - Reno, Nevada
American Rabbit Breeders Association Convention and Show.  In the true spirt of the early westward pioneer, CRCS has brought innovation, firsts, originality, spirit, and frontier vision to the ARBA for over 17 years and three celebrated ARBA Conventions. 2019 brings CRCS’s 4th ARBA Convention to the West, and for the first-time the state of Nevada. “Go West, Young Buck”, CRCS presents the 96th ARBA Convention in Reno, Nevada.  (also: )

2018 Nevada: October to December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

October 8-21, 2018 - 7th Annual Reno Bites Restaurant Week
Reno, Nevada
Participating restaurants present one or more of the following: a Signature Item, or specialty price point for something they regularly offer; a three-course, prix fixe menu at a lower price point; a Signature Event which showcases an out-of-the-box menu, or something their chefs may excel at preparing.  Reno Bites Restaurant Week encourages northern Nevadans and visitors to explore and patronize locally owned restaurants.   It's a great excuse to treat your stomach to tasty cuisine.

October 13, 2018  Celebrity Chef Tour - Las Vegas, Nevada
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

2017 Nevada: October to December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

November 2-3, 2017   Crafted Coco & Grapes Festival
Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us at our event of fine crafted edible art.  Taste Sweet Treats, Special Crafted Drinks, and Wonderful Crafts.

November 2-4, 2017  III International Conference on Food Chemistry & Technology - Las Vegas, Nevada
(FCT-2017)  Exploring the recent trends, innovation & emerging technologies for food research and development.  This scientific meeting involves current research, development and discovery of food chemistry and food technology, the conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas across a broad range of disciplines.  Organized by United Scientific Group (USG).

November 16-17, 2017 - 9th Global Veterinary Summit
Las Vegas, Nevada
Theme: Importance of Veterinary Medicine in the Global Community.


2016 Nevada: October to December 2016
Food & Wine Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 8, 2016  5th Annual Nevada State Dutch Oven Championship - Reno, Nevada
The Northern Sierra Dutch Oven Group is hosting the first ever Nevada State Dutch Oven Championship, which will be a sanctioned IDOS competition. The winner may be invited to compete at IDOS' world championship.

October 27-29, 2016  6th Annual Smoke on the Water USA Barbecue Championship - Laughlin, Nevada
Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort.  When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts and championship barbecue teams will descend upon Laughlin for an unparalleled experience at what is fast becoming known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world.  Considered one of the west coast's richest contests with a guaranteed purse of $20,000, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned USA Barbecue Championship Grand Champion's purse of $5,000 is also one the largest on the competition circuit. We're spreading the love by paying top three overall and through ten places in all four categories.

November 14-16, 2016  11th International Food Safety Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main topic: Detection and Control Methods for Food Safety.



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