Nevada Wild Fest, an outdoor festival with live music, a carnival, wine and beer competitions, food trucks and more, takes place Oct. 25-28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Billed as a state-fair-meets-Disneyland event, the festival includes a haunted maze and the DockDogs Iron Dog championships — a competition in which dogs jump off docks into a pool — which will be filmed by the Outdoor Channel.
“Not only is it a great event, it’s a great way to support the community,” Chanelle Hayes, the event’s assistant marketing manager, said.
Proceeds from Nevada Wild Fest benefit the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic disorders.
“The Nevada Wild Fest is quickly becoming our annual signature fundraiser,” Hayes said.
Now in its third year, the Nevada Wild Fest has new events and attractions. Hayes said the carnival will include the world’s largest Sling Shot ride — a stomach-churner that will propel riders 300 feet into the air at faster than 100 mph — as well as meet-and-greets with top bull riders from the Professional Bull Riders Association; a celebrity chef cooking demonstration featuring such luminaries as Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano, Chris Conlon of FIX at the Bellagio and Mike Armstrong of TAO; and what is being plugged as Las Vegas’ largest Zumba class.
Festival admission is $9, $7 seniors age 65 and older, military and students with ID; concerts are included in the admission price. Carnival rides have separate pricing.
For information on other Nevada events and attractions, see TravelNevada.