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2014 Nevada: October to December 2014
Food & Wine Shows & Local Events

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October 2, 2014
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Las Vegas, Nevada
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

October 2-4, 2014  USA Barbecue Championship - Laughlin, Nevada
The world's best grillers will be in Laughlin, Nevada at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort for the Sixth Annual $110,000 USA Barbecue Championship presented by Findlay Motor Company.


October 4, 2014  Grapes & Hops Festival - Las Vegas, Nevada
Sample fine wines, a unique selection of beers and food from some of Las Vegas' finest restaurants—while helping to raise money for a good cause—at the Springs Preserve's 5th annual Grapes & Hops Festival.  Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, this charity event benefits Par for The Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research.  Grapes & Hops will feature tastings of fine wines and unique beers, live music by The Ryan Whyte Maloney Trio with special guest Callie Tucker, and a silent auction. Several local restaurants will be on hand to offer free food samples from their menus.

October 12-18, 2014  National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide
The Bulk is Green Council (BIG)

October 13-17, 2014  National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Get in the Game with School Lunch.' 

October 30-Nov 1, 2014
6th Annual $110,000 USA Barbecue Championship - Laughlin, Nevada
Considered the largest contest in the state with a guaranteed purse of $110,000 in cash and prizes, the USA Grand Champion will win a fully loaded, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro valued at over $50,000, which includes all fees and taxes paid. If the Camaro is not to your liking, Findlay Motor Company will have a sports utility vehicle, truck and car of equal value to choose from. We're also spreading the love by paying top 10 overall and through 20 places in all four categories.

November 12-18, 2014  World Food Championships - Las Vegas, Nevada
The Ultimate Food Fight: 2014 World Food Championships categories will feature classic American cuisine: BBQ, Chili, Burgers, Sandwiches, Bacon, Dessert, and a Recipe championship featuring winners of online recipe contests.

November 3-5, 2014  5th World Congress on Diabetes and Metabolism
Las Vegas, Nevada
Theme: To Translate and Harness the Novel Therapies in Diabetes

November 27, 2014  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.   (4th Thursday in November).

December 10, 2014  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.


2013 Nevada: October to December 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 5 & 19, 2013  Harvest Festival - Reno, Nevada
As part of our behavioral enrichment program, most of the animals will receive pumpkins filled with their favorite treats. Watch the enjoyment experienced by our predators when presented with these unique and delicious meals. Throughout the day, pumpkins will be delivered to different animals. Come spend the day; bring the camcorder…..this is animal viewing at its finest! We will also offer pumpkin painting for kids.

October 6-9, 2013  IBIE: Int’l Baking Industry Exposition
Las Vegas, Nevada
In October 2013, more than 20,000 baking professionals from every segment of the grain-based market will converge in Las Vegas for the world’s largest, most comprehensive trade event of the year. Now more than ever, the Baking Expo™ brings it all together, connecting a record number of industry buyers and sellers with the technology, resources and opportunities they need to maximize their success.
Attendance: 20,000.

October 19, 2013  'Cheers to Chocolate' Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Las Vegas, Nevada
Benefitting Easter Seals Southern Nevada. Taste some of the finest wines and most decadent chocolate that Las Vegas has to offer , all while being part of something "good"  Live music.

November 4-8, 2013  8th FoodHACCP Annual Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Main topic: Detection/Control Methods for Food Safety

November 12-16, 2013  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 12,000 attendees.

December 2-4, 2013
2nd International Conference on Obesity & Weight Management
Las Vegas, Nevada
Obesity-2013 will provide the latest technologies to treat and to enhance various healthy diet tips and beauty secrets for physical fitness. It is one of the largest innovative platforms for dieticians, physical fitness practitioners, beauticians and clinicians in all fields of medicine, beauty and healthcare.

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2012 Nevada: October - December 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 7, 2012  32nd Annual Lagun Onak Basque Food Festival
Henderson, Nevada
Admission is Free. Celebrations will include; Gauden Bat – Chino, CA folk dancers, Basque musical group, Aitor Narvaiza will perform weight exhibitions, weight carrying as well as weight carrying contests. Typical Basque foods and beverages will be available for purchase, which will include; Paella, Lamb, Chorizo (Basque Sausage), salad, desert as well as Sangria, beer, wine and refreshments.

October 19-21, 2012  Asian Food Festival & Trade Show
Las Vegas, Nevada
A two-day cultural event to promote a greater understanding of Asian countries, their cultures & traditions to the general public. This event is expected to be the largest Asian community event featuring over 20 authentic Asian food vendors, cultural performances, live entertainment, carnival rides & games for the kids, special guest celebrities and more than 100 multicultural retail stores and exhibitors .


2010 Nevada: October to December 2010
Food & Wine Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 9-10, 2010  Great Italian Festival - Reno, Nevada
This year's festival will be highlighted by live entertainment on three stages, a spaghetti sauce cook-off, the famous grape stomping contest, bocce ball tournament, kids' gelato eating contest, a gourmet Italian buffet and the last big farmer's market of the season!


NEVADA: October, November & December 2008
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

October 5-7, 2008  Western Food Industry Exposition
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Western Food Industry Exposition has one goal – to provide the best networking opportunity of the year for grocery retailers, suppliers, wholesalers and brokers.

November 6-9, 2008  Odyssey Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
This premier epicurean event showcases haute cuisine from the city’s most celebrated chefs, world renowned wines and fine art to benefit The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and The Odyssey Foundation’s Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Scholarship Program.



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