Food truck fans flock to Foodie Fest in Las Vegas

If you’re planning to attend the annual Las Vegas Foodie Fest April 24 – 27, you’d better come hungry.

The festival, a Red Dragon event presented by MGM Resorts International and PepsiCo, will feature more than 50 of the country’s top food trucks and vendors.

The Foodie Fest, held at The Lot across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Strip, will be highlighted by fan favorite, White Castle, along with a number of celebrity trucks from the Food Network, History Channel, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. MGM Resorts also will feature some of its top chefs and restaurants and PepsiCo will offer samples of a variety of its food and beverage products.

Participating food trucks include local Las Vegas favorites such as Fukuburger, Sin City Dogs, Dragon Grille and Wa Da Pho. National trucks will include White Rabbit and Bacon Mania from California, Lobster Lady from Maine and more than 15 new trucks and vendors making their Las Vegas Foodie Fest debut. Be sure to check out Crepes Bonaparte, a California truck serving made-to-order French crepes that was featured in Food Network’s “On the Road.”

In addition to a wide variety of food and drink options, the festival will feature a live performance by the Jabbawockeez dance crew along with carnival rides, games, eating competitions and a silent auction.

Foodies can enjoy the fun from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. General admission to Las Vegas Foodie Fest is $10 per person starting the week of the event or $8 if purchased in advance online at All tickets include unlimited re-entry for the four-day event. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase.

 Pre-sale tickets for the Red Dragon VIP Tent are priced at $50 per day, or $100 for four days, and include access to the VIP area complete with open bar, sponsored cocktails, exclusive beer, wine and liquor tastings and gourmet appetizers. Guests also may purchase passes to the Red Dragon VIP Tent at the gate for $60 per day or $120 for the entire event. All payments made at the ticket gate must be cash only. A portion of the proceeds from Las Vegas Foodie Fest will benefit the Injured Police Officers Fund (IPOF). 


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