Cooking Channel to Film New Show at Great American Foodie Fest April 26-29

April 16, 2018 by  

Cooking Channel to Film New Show at Great American Foodie Fest April 26-29
Carnival Kings
, a new show on the Cooking Channel will feature Michelin-starred Chef Richie Farina as he hits the road in search of cutting-edge culinary competition at carnivals across the country. The eight-episode series travels with Farina from location to location as he challenges local experts serving up unique midway treats. Carnival Kings will be filming an episode during the Great American Foodie Fest at Sunset Station on April 26th-29th, 2018. 

The festival will be open from 5 p.m. to 11pm on Thursday 5 p.m. to 11pm on Friday, 12pm to 11pm on Saturday and 12pm to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The Great American Foodie Fest was formerly the Las Vegas Foodie Fest. The event draws 40,000-50,000 Foodies at each event and has been voted ‘Best of Las Vegas Event’ by the Las Vegas Review-Journal 5 years in a row from 2013-2017.

The event has been featured on Cooking Channel’s shows Carnival Eats and Eat St. and has also been ranked as the Top 10 Food Festivals in America by the The Telegraph Travel and Top 15 Food Festivals in the U.S. by

The Great American Food Festival is a culmination of the best specialty food vendors and gourmet food trucks from all around the country that have been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and other top food shows.

Special appearance and cooking demos by Celebrity Chef Phillip Dell winner of Food Network’s Show “Chopped” was featured on Food Network’s Show “Cutthroat Kitchen” featured on Cooking Channel’s Show “Carnival Eats” and is a Three Time Grand Champion on the National Barbecue Circuit.

There will be over 50 food vendors including 15 Celebrity Food Trucks and Food Vendors that have been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and other top food networks including the following:

  1. Stripcheeze
  2. Okamoto
  3. Frach’s Fried Ice Cream
  4. Fluff Ice
  5. Jogasaki Sushi Burrito
  6. Cousins Maine Lobster
  7. Waffle Love
  8. Fusion Beastro/ Chef Phillip Dell
  9. Qup BBQ
  10. Fist of Fusion
  11. Ice Cream Garden LA
  12. Liam’s Lemonade & Roasted Corn
  13. White Rabbit
  14. Great American Funnel Cakes
  15. Fuku Burger

In addition to a wide variety of food and drink options, the festival will feature a beer garden and live entertainment, along with carnival rides/ games, epic eating competitions, arts/craft vendors, retail vendors and more.

General admission to Great American Foodie Fest will be $8 Presale for a Four Day Pass (Unlimited re-entry) per person if purchased in advance online at or $10 for a Day Pass (Unlimited re-entry) at the gate.

VIP experience (VIP line pass at the gate, access to VIP section, $25 food/ beverage vouchers, one souvenir -Shirt and goodie bag) can be purchased for only $50 presale for a Four Day Pass (Unlimited re-entry) per person if purchased in advance online at or $60 at the gate day of the event.

Active military personnel and veterans, seniors 59 and older will receive a discount of $2 off ticket purchased at the gate with a valid ID. Children 48 inches and below are free! Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase. Parking will be available at no cost.

Great American Foodie Fest LLC (Originally the Las Vegas Foodie Fest) was founded in 2012 by Noel Casimiro, Art Casimiro, Oliver Tolentino, Marc Tolentino and Arthur De Joya. Their mission was to create an innovative food festival that would encompass the Nation’s best food trucks and food vendors that have been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and other popular
food shows.

For more information about Great American Foodie Fest go to

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