Great American Foodie Fest

Last Updated on September 27, 2022

The Las Vegas Foodie Festival is an exhibition unlike any other where foodies from across the country gather to sample some of the nation’s best cuisine. The festival offers an endless array of food and drinks some of which have been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Travel Channel.

This year’s event set to be held in April promises just as much fun and excitement, if not more. There are lots of fun activities to do and with free admission, there’s no reason to miss this year’s festival. If you’re as excited about it as we are, here’s a list of some of the things to expect.

Food Trucks

The Great American Foodie Fest is a foodie bonanza with over 50 world-renowned food trucks and vendors from all across the country. There are countless places to sample different cuisines and you can try out hundreds of dishes over the course of 4-5 days.

Local food trucks such as Sin City Dogs, Dragon Grille, and Fukuburger will be present offering a one-of-a-kind experience for the diehard foodies. The food trucks offer a wide array of gourmet meals set to tantalize your tastebuds in what is truly a feast for all your senses.

An attendee favorite is Chef C’s Smhoking Pot which features delicious foods such as the cajun style lobster fries. The flavors and spices are incredible and this is definitely a meal you’ll be talking about for the rest of the year. The Smhokin Pot known for its California-style food with a Southern twist offers impressive cuisine so be on the lookout for their fiery truck.

Types of Food

You can expect a delicious spread in what is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Previous vendors showcased unique foods such as the breakfast burrito coated in crispy cheese, pickles on pizza, jumbo turkey legs from The Goods Smoke and Grill, and tasty loaded hot dogs among others.

If you’re on a diet, you are also in for a treat. The food trucks also feature vegan, vegetarian, and keto-friendly meals such as the bacon, spinach, and mushroom frittata complete with country potatoes. You can also tease your tastebuds with a variety of cajun options which made a debut at the festival three years ago.

The festival also features gluten-free and organic options including gluten-free lobster corn dog and organic lemonade. Other food options include Venezuelan food, Creole food, and Filipino food among others so you’ll have lots to choose from.

Past Vendors

The Great American Foodie Fest has disrupted the food scene in Las Vegas and most parts of the country. Featuring top names in the food truck game, you can expect to enjoy lots of fantastic foods. Past vendors include great names such as the Dapper Doughnut with a yummy spread to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Others include the Fire Dog Grill, Bone Appetit Barb-B-Que Grill, Okamoto Kitchen, Epic Tacos, Wafl, WTF, Devilicious, Yancey’s Food Kitchen, Berry Me In Straw, Cooking Up a Storm as well as Henderson Nissan, and leading media outlets.

Eating Contests

How many dogs or wings can you eat? 

If food is your sport, try out one or more of the epic eating contests at the Las Vegas Foodie Fest to find out just how much you can stomach. The eating contests at the Great American foodie fest are a marvel and give you the chance to sample tasty meals and win gifts as a bonus.

Celebrity Chefs

The Foodie Fest also gives you a chance to try out unique dishes from celebrity chefs featured on the Food Network. Celebrity chefs from previous years include Chef Adam Tabura, who won The Great Food Truck Race Season 4, Chef Phillip Dell, Champion of Food Network’s Chopped, Chef Shaun, author and winner of Masterchef Season 7, and Chef Chizuru of Okamoto Kitchen, who studied under Chef Nobu Mastuhiha.

Whether you like Japanese comfort food or a filling Philly cheesesteak with a twist, you’re certainly in for a treat. The celebrity chefs showcase their best creations and you get to sample all of them all in one convenient location.

Chef Demonstrations

If the Hibachi Chef is one of your favorites when you go out to eat, then you will certainly enjoy the chef demonstrations at the Great American Foodie Fest. The chefs come ready to impress and put on a show you won’t forget.

The chefs at the Las Vegas Foodie Fest give you a front-row seat to watch their amazing talent as they prepare easy, but delicious recipes. As you enjoy the chef demonstrations, you can also learn more about your favorite herbs and spices and how to use them at home.

Carnival Rides and Games

What’s a festival without rides? The great American Foodie Fest also features a variety of rides and games that are fun for the whole family. You and your family can enjoy the carousel, super slides, the Ferris wheel, and other kid-friendly games.

Games include a basketball hoop where you and the kids stand a chance to win a variety of amazing prizes such as cuddly stuffed animals. The carnival rides and games are purchased per ride. You can also enjoy family-friendly talent shows on the main stage.

Parking and Dates

This year, the Great American Foodie Fest is set for September 24th – 26th, 2021 at the Galleria Mall parking lot.

You can book your VIP tickets in advance on their website. There’s also lots of parking space and it’s free. Check out more information about directions to the festival and parking areas here.


When is the next Foodie Fest?

In 2021, the Foodie Fest will be held in April. The dates remain unconfirmed, however, keep an eye on their website for more information.

How much does it cost to enter?

There are no admission fees. That’s right, it’s free admission for everyone including kids, so bring the entire family for a day, or four, of grazing, eating, and snacking to your heart’s content.

Can we bring water bottles and containers?

No food or drinks from outside are allowed into the festival grounds. However, there will be over 50 food trucks selling an assortment of foods and drinks, so you will be spoilt for choice.

GAFF- The Culinary Event of The Year

The Las Vegas Foodie Fest is truly a culmination of the top gourmet food trucks and specialty food vendors from across the country. The festival gives you a chance to sample meals from celebrity chefs who have been featured on the Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as seasoned chefs from Las Vegas.

From sushi to pizza, there’s something for everyone so bring your appetite and prepare for a weekend of fun for the entire family. There are also lots of activities for children of all ages so why not make a family weekend out of it?

It is important to note that the Las Vegas Foodie Fest recently introduced the Magic Money Card concept to keep track of purchases. You can load up to $100 on your card with a service fee of $2-$3. The card is also used at other Las Vegas family festivals so if you have previously purchased one you can also use it at GAFF.

If you are always on the hunt for unique cuisine, the Great American Foodie Fest is a culinary event that you don’t want to miss. From spicy Asian chicken wings to good old Southern comfort foods, you are in for a treat.

So head on down to this year’s Great American Foodie Fest, load up your card, and enjoy a weekend of good food, good vibes, and great fun for the entire family.

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