2014 Nevada: October to December 2014
Food & Wine Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2015 - 2016 - 2013 - 2012 - 2008)
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 4 & 18, 2014 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 6-10, 2014 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.
October 11-12, 2014 Eldorado Great Italian Festival - Reno, Nevada
Eldorado Resort Casino. The Eldorado Great Italian Festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce cookers competition, wine walk, an Italian farmer’s market, kids’ gelato eating contest, Italian Buffet and incredible, free, live entertainment all weekend long. A crowd favorite year after year continues to be the Great Italian Festival Sauce Cook-off. Italian families from across the West Coast bring their recipes to life right on the street for guests to taste. There are plenty of offerings street side as well— traditional Italian fare including house-made pastas, deep fried raviolis, meatball and sausage sandwiches, garlic bread, grilled flatbread, the Eldorado’s famous mushroom ravioli and more.
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 13-19, 2014 3rd annual Reno Bites Restaurant Week
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 24-26, 2014 ICS World's Championsihp Chili Cookoff
Las Vegas, Nevada
The ICS is the official organization that sanctions chili cookoffs. These events are worldwide and benefit charities or nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World's Championship Chili Cookoff. The ICS is the largest food contest, festival organization in the world. Our sole purpose is to promote, develop and improve the preparation and appreciation of true chili and to determine each year the World's Champion Chili through officially sanctioned and regulated competitive cookoffs.
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 3-5, 2014 5th World Congress on Diabetes and Metabolism
Las Vegas, Nevada
Theme: To Translate and Harness the Novel Therapies in Diabetes
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 15, 2014 '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 27, 2014 THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.
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.
December 11-13, 2014 Winterfest - Henderson, Nevada
This year's theme will be It's a Fairy Tale Christimas. The event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including an official tree lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, gingerbread house displays, roaming performances and an evening light parade. Children's author Kevin Janison will serve as this year's Grand Marshal. Admission for all activities is complimentary.