Red Dragon will host the Great American Foodie Fest, formerly known as Las Vegas Foodie Fest, from Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 3, outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
The event will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Red Dragon previously hosted six bi-annual Las Vegas Foodie Fest events before expanding to San Diego from March 27-29, changing the name to Great American Foodie Fest. Las Vegas Foodie Fest has been named ‘Best Recurring Event’ by “Best of Las Vegas” each of the last three years.
Great American Foodie Fest will feature more than 50 of the nation’s top food trucks and food vendors, including fan-favorite, White Castle, along with a number of celebrity trucks from The Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. White Castle, America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, will feature the Crave Mobile Food Truck in addition to separate lines for those looking to indulge in larger quantities.
Participating food trucks will include local favorites such as Fukuburger and ‘2015 Best of Las Vegas’ winner, Dragon Grille; California-based Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Tornado Potato, Frach’s Fried Ice Cream and “Great Food Truck Race” season five winner, The Middle Feast; Q UP Barbeque from Arizona; Lobster Lady from Maine; White Rabbit, which recently opened a permanent location in Las Vegas; and many more. In addition to a wide variety of food and drink options, the festival will feature live DJs along with carnival rides, games, eating competitions and more.
Individual general admission to Great American Foodie Fest will start at $8 per day, or $13 for an unlimited weekend pass, if purchased in advance; and $10 per day, or $15 for an unlimited weekend pass, if purchased at the gate. Active military personnel and veterans, seniors 59 and older, and Clark County first responders will receive a discount of $2 off each ticket purchased at the gate with a valid ID. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase. Parking will be available at no cost.
Guests looking for an upgraded foodie experience may enjoy the new-and-improved Red Dragon VIP Tent, priced at $75 per person, per day if purchased in advance. The exclusive covered area will feature an expanded list of passed appetizers and desserts, a deluxe open bar, beer and wine tastings and chef demonstrations. Guests may also purchase passes to the Red Dragon VIP Tent at the gate for $85 per day. All payments made at the ticket gate must be cash only.