Fremont Street Experience announces the ultimate Oktoberfest and Halloween combined street party with its second annual OktoberFrightFest, a month-long festival Sept. 29 thru Oct. 31.
The spook-tacular nightly fun and fantasy kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 29 and continues throughout “Oktober,” ending on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31. Fremont Street Experience will transform itself into the ultimate adult playground with Oktoberfest and Halloween festivities, including Viva Vision light and sound shows themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash,” Beer Gardens featuring seasonal Oktoberfest food & drink specials, a haunted house attraction inside Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel, a Fall Beer Festival at Golden Nugget, a Halloween parade, plus three free Halloween-themed stage shows.
“After the success of last year’s inaugural OktoberFrightFest, there was no question that Fremont Street Experience would bring the festival back to life for another year,” said Jeff Victor, President of Fremont Street Experience. “This October’s month-long festival will turn downtown Las Vegas into a nighttime playground for local Las Vegans and visitors. We are planning 33 nights of pure sensory overload, so get dressed up in costume, come down any night and join us as we take this celebration to a new level.”
Live Shows during OktoberFrightFest:
“Freakin’ Magic – Horror Hospital starring Kevin James” creates bizarre and shocking scenes with some of the most horrifying illusions on the planet. Kevin James has recently appeared on America’s Got Talent and the Tonight Show and has been on TV in 64 countries. Last year at this time, Kevin was giving a special Command Performance at the White House for the First Family and 500 of their closest friends for Halloween. This year, Kevin is stepping it up a notch, promising a show you will never forget. His Horror Hospital illusions will push the envelope visually and keep the viewer guessing straight through the show. “Freakin’ Magic – Horror Hospital starring Kevin James” is produced by FAME (Frank Alfter Magical Enterprises). Don’t miss this chance to see daring illusions live on the 3rd Street Stage, Wednesdays through Sundays at 8:15 and 10:15 p.m.
“Frank & The Steins” is a live musical revue of classic Halloween songs. The cast is comprised of hot ghouls and guys; singers, dancers and live musicians performing songs including “Psycho Killers,” “Spooky,” “Time Warp,” and “Ghostbusters,” that will make audiences dance, laugh, sing and scream. “Frank & The Steins” is produced by Face Productions and choreographed by Melden Steele. “Frank & The Steins” will perform Thursdays-Mondays on the 1st Street Stage at 8:15, 9:15 and 10:15 p.m.
“Alice and Ozzy’s Frightmare” draws equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical brand of rock music designed to shock. This tribute to Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne is sure to bring the spirit of Halloween to life on stage. Their performance includes a stage show that features smoke machines, a coffin, a guillotine and an electric chair. “Alice and Ozzy’s Frightmare” will perform Tuesdays through Saturdays on the Main Street Stage at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 p.m.
Haunted House (Binion’s Gambling Hall):
In addition to all the free entertainment on Fremont Street Experience, FSE member property Binion’s Gambling Hall complements OktoberFrightFest with its second annual Downtown Vegas Haunted Casino. The ticketed-admission attraction features two thrilling haunts open 7 p.m.-midnight, Thursdays through Sundays starting Friday, Oct. 1. The attraction will be open Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 26-31.
Food and drink specials will be available throughout OktoberFrightFest, including beer specials featuring German beer Beck’s, Blue Moon craft beer, Coors Banquet and Coors Light. Featured liquors on Fremont Street Experience during OktoberFrightFest will be Bacardi Cherry, Jack Daniels and Southern Comfort Lime. Hotel-casinos on Fremont Street Experience will offer food specials in special beer garden areas.
Fall Beer Festival (Golden Nugget):
Fremont Street Experience member property Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino will host their first annual Fall Beer Festival during a two-day event on Oct. 15 & 16. This two-day festival brings together consumers, craft beer vendors, live music, great food and hundreds of beers in two very different events. The first event kicks off Friday, Oct. 15 from 7-10 p.m. in The Grand events center. Guests will sample over 300 craft beer selections and enjoy chef-inspired appetizers while listening to live music. Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $50. On Saturday, Oct. 16 from 3-9 p.m., The Tank, Golden Nugget’s award-winning pool and shark aquarium will host an Oktoberfest Pool Party. Admission is free and beer enthusiasts can enjoy 200 different international and domestic beers available for purchase while listening to an authentic German Oktoberfest band.
On Halloween Night, Sunday, Oct. 31 downtown will be home to the inaugural Las Vegas Halloween Parade. This fanfare will walk, drive, slither, click and clank its way north from the corner of Hoover Avenue and 4th Street (just north of Charleston) to Fremont Street. Parade participation is free and open to the public but costumes are required. Get creative! Costumes are encouraged to be hand made, imaginative, sassy and fun. Costumers should meet at 6 p.m. to line up at the corner of Hoover and 4th and the parade will start at 7 p.m. Come be in the parade or watch it along 4th Street. After the parade, head back to Fremont Street Experience for a complete lineup of Halloween entertainment on three stages.
Entertainment for Visiting “Bikers”:
With one of the biggest motorcycle events of the year, BikeFest, happening in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 & 2, Fremont Street Experience is welcoming the crowd with concerts by Culture Killers on the 3rd Street Stage and Dirty Pairadice on the 1st Street Stage. For two nights only, the free concerts will happen from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. “With the concerts, stage shows and all the amenities at the Fremont Street Experience hotel-casinos, we invite the participants of BikeFest to enjoy downtown Las Vegas,” Victor said. (Please note, regularly scheduled Halloween themed shows will be performing earlier during these two nights, running from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 1 &2 only)
Viva Vision Schedule:
Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision will feature four themed sing-along/dance-along shows to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash” each evening in October. These mini Halloween-themed shows are 3-4 minutes long and will play after regularly scheduled shows at the top of the hour.
- 7:00 p.m. – “Signs of Life by John Van Hamersveld” “Time Warp”
- 8:00 p.m. – “Don McLean’s American Pie”
- 9:00 p.m. – “The Doors – Strange Days in Vegas” “Monster Mash”
- 10:00 p.m. – “A Tribute to Queen” “Time Warp”
- 11:00 p.m. – “KISS Over Vegas”
- Midnight – “George Thorogood’s Bad to the Bone” “Monster Mash”
For more information on OktoberFrightFest and all Fremont Street Experience events, visit www.vegasexperience.com .