Nevada Wild Fest Brings Performers, Celebrities And Carnival To Rio

The Nevada Wild Fest, a four-day, fun-filled event including top musical talent, celebrity meet and greets, cooking demonstrations, the national DockDogs® competitions and a state-fair carnival experience, is scheduled for October 25 - 28, 2012 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Nevada Wild Fest
Nevada Wild Fest

The Nevada Wild Fest, now in its third year, has turned into Southern Nevada’s premier family-friendly festival bringing outstanding talent and attractions at an affordable price.

“Our goal has always been to bring up-and-coming talent to the Nevada Wild Fest and allow families to have a great time while they support an important cause,” said Keith Resnick, Nevada Wild Fest Organizer and Co-Founder of the Lili Claire Foundation. “This year is no exception, we have great performers and experiences planned all four days.”

Headlining the festival on Thursday, October 25 is Australian singing sensation and rising star Cody Simpson featuring singing sister duo Megan & Liz as the opening act.

The four-day festival will also feature performances by some of 95.5 KWNR’s hottest country acts including The Farm, Gwen Sebastian, JT Hodges and Kristen Kelly. Concerts are included with admission.

Celebrity meet and greets include PBR bull riding finalists, Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up!, Kyle Massey from Disney’s That’s So Raven and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP and Buckett & Skinners Epic Adventure.

Admission to the festival, which includes daily concerts, celebrity meet and greets, cooking demonstrations, national DockDogs® competitions, Zumbathon, safe trick or treating, and much more, is just $9 for adults, $7 for military, seniors and college students with ID, and free for children three and under.

Festival goers can also experience the largest state fair carnival experience in the Las Vegas Valley, featuring 35 large format rides as well as midway attractions. Discount wristband certificates are available at all Albertsons Sav-On stores for ONLY $22. Carnival wristbands do not include festival admission and are not valid on the slingshot, bungee jump or zipline. Other attractions include the world’s largest slingshot, a bungee jump, zipline, Blood Village’s Haunted Maze, Las Vegas’ best gourmet food trucks as well food vendors, beer and wine gardens, specialty and arts and crafts vendors.

The Nevada Wild Fest is the largest fundraiser for the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center providing services to special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition free of charge.

For the festival hours, directions, parking and the latest information, visit

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