45,000 Attendees Celebrated The Las Vegas Foodie Fest April 24-27

More than 45,000 attendees passed through the Las Vegas Foodie Fest gates over the weekend to enjoy an 50 specialty food trucks and vendors from across the country. Las Vegas Foodie Fest, a Red Dragon event, celebrated a successful weekend, presented by MGM Resorts International and PepsiCo, at The Lot across from Luxor Las Vegas.

White Castle Crave Mobile Food Truck At The Las Vegas Foodie Fest
White Castle Crave Mobile Food Truck At Las Vegas Foodie Fest

White Castle, America’s first hamburger chain and home to the Original Slider, proved once again as the biggest draw serving an average of 20,000 sliders per day.


Foodies clamored to Las Vegas Foodie Fest to enjoy The Maine Lobster Lady, Fukuburger, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Hummus Factory and Island Time Floats, among others. MGM Resorts International also featured some of its top restaurants from various world-class properties.

Foodie Fest Attendees
Las Vegas Foodie Fest Crowd

Fun for the whole family included a Ferris wheel, carnival rides, games, contests and special live entertainment throughout the weekend In addition to a seemingly big array of food and drink options, Las Vegas Foodie Fest.

Headliners included Beacher’s Madhouse on Thursday and Saturday, FANTASY and Tournament of Kings on Saturday and an energized performance by world-renowned dance crew, Jabbawockeez, on Sunday afternoon, which drew the largest crowd to the main stage.

A portion of proceeds from Las Vegas Foodie Fest benefitted the Injured Police Officer’s Fund (IPOF), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the financial burden suffered by police officers and their families in the event of a line-of-duty injury or death. The Red Dragon VIP Tent, complete with sponsored cocktails, gourmet appetizers, plush seating and a photo booth, was presented by Lee’s Discount Liquor with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Lee’s Helping Hands Foundation.

Las Vegas Foodie Fest Red Dragon
Red Dragon - Foodie Fest
L:R Marc Tolentino, Oliver Tolentino, Ranier Galgana
Arthur De Joya, Noel Casimiro and Art Casimiro

Las Vegas Foodie Fest is a bi-annual event that has occurred five times within the last three years and was awarded ‘Best of Las Vegas’ by the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2014 and 2013.

Foodie Fest At Night Overhead View
Night View Of Las Vegas Foodie Fest On The Strip

Clark County celebrated the opening day of Las Vegas Foodie Fest by officially declaring Thursday, April 24, as ‘Las Vegas Foodie Fest Day’ during a proclamation ceremony hosted by Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak at the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. Photo credit: Joe Coomber

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Bill Cody is an entertainment, technology and luxury travel reporter in Las Vegas. He reports on celebrities, events, tech, food, Las Vegas and luxury travel.

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